This week saw Jeff and his wife, Marlene, come all the way
from Wales to collect Jeff’s new twin-point mandolin. It was a real pleasure to
meet them both and we greatly enjoyed hearing Jeff play the mandolin. There is a link on my side bar to Jeff's website where you can hear some of his music; a very talented guy!
I’ve set-up David’s Standard Plus, “in the white” and have
now striped it back down to start French polishing; so not too long left
for David to wait! I love seeing the first few coats of polish going on;
visually, the whole instrument comes alive.
In between waiting for grain filler and polish to dry, I’ve
start preparing the wood for the next three instruments. As they all will have
Indian rosewood backs and sides, it makes sense to thickness all of the wood at
the same time and get one of the messiest stages out of the way! Shooting board and
sash clamps -still my favoured method of joining tops and backs.
More details to come............
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