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Braces · Attaching the soundboard · Fingerboard · Finishing · Gallery of the completed oud
The Blackwood for the fingerboard and "beard" .
The top trimmed straight for the fingerboard.
The beard cut out and finished to final shape.
The beard inlayed into the top. I scribed with an exacto knife and removed the material with the same knife and a chisel.
Gluing the fingerboard.
Fingerboard glued on. Relief for edge tiles can be seen.
Gluing the line of maple on each side of the fingerboard.
The fingerboard with tiles glued in.
Nut blank made of bone.
Notch cut for nut.
Finished nut. I used a very fine saw to establish the distances of the strings and jeweler's files to made the grooves.