Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Now Playing: Bob Weir

Oh my! Truly wonderful- I defy you not to love this new Bob Weir album.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Even more OM

Since the last post, the neck on Philip’s octave mandolin has been carved; essentiality the last major woodworking task. 
The bridge and tailpiece have been made, and the instrument set-up and playing in the white. If you regularly read the blog, I’m sure your fully conversant with this this process!
 One interesting element of this build is the tailpiece. Philip wants to use ball-end strings which meant that I had to design and make a new style of tailpiece. So below are some photos of the process………….
As you can see it’s a completely time-consuming, mad thing to make but the end product is rather cool and I must admit I enjoyed the challenge!
Next step; strip it down and add shellac.

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