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Baritone rebuild – day 7

Bill finally got me the last piece of the project today. He wanted this particular style of input jack. I wish I had this component before I carved the rear. I would have moved the control pocket down enough that the jack could have been moved closer to the bottom. Since everything is carved and just one coat of finish away from complete, he will get it where it will fit…

Finding a location for the jack

Finding a location for the jack

 

Drilling the hole

Drilling the hole

After locating the position and angle, I used a 3/8″ forstner bit to drill out the hole. In order for the nut to tighten evenly, I used my chisel to make a flat spot, perpendicular to the hole.

Squaring up a shoulder for the nut

Squaring up a shoulder for the nut

You will barely notice the step once the pocket is lined with copper.

Just fits

Just fits

After testing the fit, the nut set squarely. This should help prevent it from accidentally un-screwing with use.

Looks pretty good

Looks pretty good

 

A quick rub down

A quick rub down

I have squeezed in a couple of coats of Tung oil over the last day and a half, so I am applying the sixth coat today. From my experience, this should give me just the level of film build-up that I want.

Sixth coat of Tung oil

Sixth coat of Tung oil

 

Hopefully the last coat

Hopefully the last coat

 

Rear

Rear

After this coat dries overnight, I will give it a coat of paste wax, then rub it out. Then I should be able to put it all together.

Front

Front

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