Two Mandolins #3: Mando and Archtop

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Blog entry by Texcaster posted 11-26-2014 06:21 PM 1664 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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An update.

Sawdust bed.

Jorge loves his blue chalk. In this case it is mainly to get into the brad points, they become very hard to see.

The outside is given a piss coat of shellac to show the cross grain sanding.

Sanded to 180 and sealed for now.

Power plane to rough shape, top and bottom. The rebate is cut at 6mm and is a guide. 5mm is final thickness, recurve is 3mm.

Instead of a mando, I’ve decided to finish building an archtop I started awhile ago.

Power plane shaped.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#1 posted 11-26-2014 06:44 PM

Beautiful. Hope to see the progress of this project.

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#2 posted 11-26-2014 07:35 PM

Very enjoyable watching the process. Thanks Bill.

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 12-08-2014 09:31 AM

Cheers fellas.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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