This evening, I reached another milestone in guqin-making. For the bottom panel, I had roughly cut out the outlines on a maple board with a jigsaw and finished the finer cuts with a router. Then, I finished carving out the inside. Now, the top and bottom pieces fit nicely together. Basically, the major shaping is done.
Before gluing the top and bottom panels together, I’ll need to work on some of the accessories, such as feet and soundposts.
In terms of learning the new piece 流水 (Flowing Water), I finished the task and memorized the music. Now, it’s a matter of getting it perfect to play on the new instruments if everything works out.