Octave Mandolin #14: How to make a Dovetail neck joint by hand

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Blog entry by Tomy Hovington posted 12-18-2017 11:33 PM 1601 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My build series on the Octave Mandolin build has a new video featuring a hand cut dovetail neck joint.

here is a link to see it: Check it out!

-- Tomy Hovington

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#1 posted 12-19-2017 09:50 AM

Great as always. I have one question though. Do you have a backup plan? I can’t imagine how devastating it would be when making the tiniest mistake on one of the dovetail parts (for instance if it would be to lose) I know it’s all about being very careful and working slowly towards the right fit but nevertheless… I think I would be scared to put a saw in that body you had so much work on!

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#2 posted 12-21-2017 01:39 AM

Nice accurate work, great craftsmanship exhibited in this video.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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