When guitars go bawoom
Could do with some advice on this inevitable outcome of leaving things too long between stages, in the middle of winter. Humidity levels have been baaaaad.
We glued the upper face brace and lower face braces on about 4 weeks ago, then poor Paul got sick as a dog and couldn't get through to X-brace assembly. He came back yesterday to this mild disaster.
Of course the plate is flexible enough to resume manipulation, and I've advised that we clamp it up with some slats before glueing stage resumes.
Can anyone give us some reassurance or advice?
Oh dear - it can be soul destroying when stuff like this happens... but don't panic!
I would clamp it down to the workboard using the workboard shim (or a dished radius board if you have one) and try to return it to the same conditions it was in when you started the build. If you do not have control of the humidity in your workshop then you might just have to wait for more seasonable weather...
Theoretically it should pretty much be OK if you can do this and be patient...
Any other suggestions folks?
Measure twice, cut once...