Part 1~ Hinoki Cypress Flamenco Guitars under construction

The beginning of two Hinoki Flamenco guitars.

Hinoki is a cypress native to Japan. I have locally sourced aged Hinoki lumber which I have resawn into backs a sides for guitars. I expect this wood to produce excellent flamenco guitars.

Photos:

The preliminary thickness in MM on the back. It will go down to about 2.5 mm to 2.3 mm

Using Japanese Kanna to plane ribs, smooth finishing with a Western plane.

Glue brush. I use hot hide glue for the majority of my work.

Neck blanks being assembled in a climate controlled room.  I do all my joint gluing and assembly under strict climate control.

 

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