Jul 13

At this stage of the build, the project gets a little tedious. Sand, prime and fill – sand, prime and fill. This process is repeated over and over until the surface is smooth and the two halves join in the center with a nice smooth border.

Spending time at this stage pays off in the end. Like I always say, every flaw that you are too lazy to work out of the plug at this point will Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Now, I move forward with creating buck stations. A buck station is a guide that ensures that your plug is going to resemble what you want it to in the end. For this project I use the same 1/8 inch mahogany that I used for the initial profile pieces. My strategy for placement of buck stations is simple, I put one anywhere that I am concerned about maintaining the correct lines of my project. Usually I am of the opinion that more stations are better. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

With all of the buck stations in place, I can examine the two halves of this project for symmetry. The best way to do this is by clamping the two halves together and carefully examining the big picture. I also use a ruler and check the basic measurements of buck stations that I consider critical to the final outcome. These don’t have to be perfect, but it should be pretty close, more symmetry at this point will insure Read the rest of this entry »