More pretty stuff!
Whilst the glue was drying on John’s bindings, I tackled a little challenge that Alan had set me. For his new mandolin, Alan asked for a cocobolo rosette. Now, that sounds a simple enough request, but cutting an elliptical recess into the soundboard and then an elliptical piece of wood to fit perfectly into it, took quite a bit of thought and even the making of a prototype. You can see the result below; its simplicity belies the work involved- it’s probably the kind of thing that only fellow woodworkers would appreciate.
OK boys lets have a group hug!