The electric mandolin has been sold and is now residing with
its new owner, Gordon. The American black walnut mandolin, Standard V, is still available; this will probably be the
last “Standard” for a while (until 2014) as I now need to concentrate on an
influx of new commissions.
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You can see below, that Nadim’s guitar and John’s mandolin are
coming together nicely, the bodies are complete and now await their necks.
I tend to use very little machinery in my workshop, but I
have just recently treated myself to a 12 inch disc sander. Fellow woodworkers
will know that planing end-grain can be a real pain and this is where a disc
sander comes into its own.
It proved great for squaring up the heel of Nadim’s neck
prior to marking out the dovetail.
One of the main reasons for getting the sander
was to cope with truing up the “end” of my mandolins before the neck goes on.
You can see that you have a combination of the end grain of the neck block,
bindings, back and sides and soundboard that all have to be flattened, square and
true, without any splitting. The sander does a grand job!
Whilst these two instruments are being constructed, I’ve been working on the design of the next two instruments; a double commission for a matching
octave mandolin and tenor mandola; more on them in due course...............
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