Sunday, July 24, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
From when walnut was king...........
One day I’ll carve this!
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Fitting the Headway transducer II
Saturday, July 02, 2016
Labels: Nava Standard Mandolin
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Heikki ‘s Mandolin revisited
Labels: Gary Nava mandolins
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Fitting the Headway transducer
Here’s the completed tailpiece……………
So, the soundboard is glued to the rim, the excess spruce trimmed and the position of the tailpiece carefully marked out, checked umpteen times, and the pilot holes for the tailpiece's screws drilled.
And after one last clean-up, the back is glued on to form the magic box.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
The Ambassadors and more……..
The mandolin is a traditional Neapolitan bowl back from the 1900s; it probably doesn’t have any great value but it’s a lovely thing. So, do I restore it, or just let it adorn the workshop as is?
Also, I couldn’t resist, yet another plane- a Stanley No 4, this one, is made in England, but has brass fittings instead of aluminium alloy and the casting looks a bit heavier and sharper compared to the other No 4 plane that I restored a while ago.
Anyway, back to the real world! I’ve had Paul’s Standard Plus playing in the white and now I’m about half way through the French polishing process- you can see how the wood really comes alive with some finish on it.