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Mandolin build #5: Carefully carving the sound board

10-27-2015 03:50 PM by BJODay | 8 comments »

I started removing the waste with a flat chisel. This was working at first but it is hard to control. I found myself pulling off larger than desired pieces of wood. I purchased a curved gouge. This gave my inexperienced hands a little more control. I removed as much as I dared. Then switched to a sanding disc on my drill press. It removed wood very quickly. I was getting close to my desired curve near the edges. But still had more to remove between the center and the outside edge. So I bought a Random Orbital Sander. A 5” DeWalt. It also works very well. You can see as the drilled depth gauge holes start to shrink and disappear. I don’t want them to disappear co...

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