I’m really pushing this one now, it’s going to be my new knock around mando. The timber is student grade for Jorge to get his feet wet but I think it will sound pretty good.
Mandolins, archtop guitars and fiddles all have parallel sides, making them easy to overhead route. Spacers are taped to the top edges to route the bottom. Climb cut all the problem areas or little bits of the edge will fly away. The body is bound with no frills 2mm black cabinetmakers edge tape, I didn’t want to use my solomon blackwood here, on this mando.
sealing the top helps prevent lifting the grain with the tape.
Spacers taped to the top to rebate the bottom
” Ultimate” style scraper made from old tapered plane iron.
working the binding.
-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.