Bodies

The making of John, Paul and George Burns: July 1996-November 1997

George Burns acoustic chambers being milled in body

George Burns acoustic chambers being milled in body

Glueing together top and bottom sections of John and Paul

Glueing together top and bottom sections of John and Paul

John's body ready for veneer glueing

John’s body ready for veneer glueing

Coating veneer with West System epoxy resin

Coating the backs of the bodies with West System epoxy resin

George Burns body before veneer glueing

George Burns body before veneer glueing

George before New Guinea Rosewood veneer glued on top plywood face

George before New Guinea Rosewood veneer glued on top plywood face

George's New Guinea Rosewood veneer is coated with West System epoxy resin to seal the deep pores of the grain and to bring out the incredible looking textures of the timber

George’s New Guinea Rosewood veneer is coated with West System epoxy resin to seal and fill the deep pores of the grain and to bring out the incredible looking textures of the timber. West System used as a base followed by other paint systems does this more effectively than anything else I have used.

Binding channel being routed on George Burns

Binding channel being routed on George Burns

Binding channels routed

Binding channels routed

Binding being glued to the back of Paul, George waiting for his

Binding being glued to the back of Paul, George waiting for his

Binding being glued on all 3 bodies

Binding glued to the backs of the 3 bodies

Binding being glued on the tops of the bodies

Binding being glued to the tops of the bodies, George Burns about to have his binding done.

Binding being glued on

Binding glued on bodies

Binding glued to tops of bodies

Binding about to be scraped and sanded flush

Binding about to be scraped and sanded flush

George Burns' body - neck pocket milling #1

George Burns’ body – neck pocket milling #1

George Burns' body - neck pocket milling #2

George Burns’ body – neck pocket milling #2

John neck pocket milling

John neck pocket milling