Making an internal resonator rim

This winter someone asked me to make an internal resonator rim.  This is the first time I’ve made one and and I didn’t know much about them before.  After asking a lot of questions of the customer I have finally gotten it put together.  The inner and outer rims are both made from cherry blocks like the rims I usually make, but they have curly maple veneer on their visible faces.  This was also my first time veneering rims and I found it was not as difficult of a process as I had thought it would be.  Once the two rims were done I joined them together and then added the back.  All that remains to do is drilling the shoe bolt holes and putting on the finish.  We’re having an unseasonably warm late winter here so it will be easier to warm up the finishing area.  Once the rim is done I will be ready to get back to work on the walnut OM acoustic and walnut squareneck resonator guitars that I started working on over a month ago.  P3050002.JPGP3050003.JPGP3050004.JPG

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