Firstly, congratulations to "Anonymous" who correctly guessed the mystery
picture; a block for the Florentine cutaway for Roland’s guitar! So close Joe!
And here it is being glued in place.
It looks a bit crude at this stage, but trust me, I’m a
luthier. More on this once the guitar’s rim has been completed.
Talking of rims, below is the completed rim for Roland’s
mandolin. You can see the double thickness solid linings that I like to use and
the two end blocks glued in place. Plywood is my prefered material for mandolin
tail blocks; you must use something that will not split when you screw the
Here are the two dot and diamond rosettes with the sound holes
And, as far as the mandolin is concerned, the story so far.
Just in case you were wondering; the new/old plane is
performing extremely well- just used it for the final graduations of thickness
on guitar’s soundboard.
Labels: Gary Nava handmade guitars and mandolins