Build a mandolin

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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by routout » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:16 am

Looking good there Mr Rocket :)
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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by rocket » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:04 pm

A bit of progress on the A style.
Looks like I've loaded the pics out of sequence but I think you'll get the idea

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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by kiwigeo » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:55 pm

Looking good Rod. Where did you buy the K and K pickup system?
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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by rocket » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:34 am

Got the box closed and ready for purfling and binding, nice tight radius around the button!!!'
Also installed the K+K.

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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by ozziebluesman » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:36 pm

Watching with great interest Rod.
Looks a treat!
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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by rocket » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:27 pm

Used hhg for the back and binding same, a bit messy but got that curly maple binding on now, clean up and scrape the recurve.

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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by rocket » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:41 pm

A style is getting some grain fill and I've got the F back on the bench.

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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by kiwigeo » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:11 pm

Looking good Rod.... :cl :cl
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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by Mark McLean » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:33 pm

That is completely schmick. Very clean and lovely! Are you sure you haven't done this before.....

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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by Mark McLean » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:42 pm

Hey Rod,
You have put that wedge-shaped inlay into the top, and the matching sound-hole binding. Is that just because it looks good (it really does, by the way), or is there a story to tell there?

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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by rocket » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:42 pm

You picked it Mark, yeah a moment of stupidity, impatience saw a bit of butchery occur to the otherwise faultless spruce top and rather than try to patch, fill I elected to create a theme with the figured Blackwood to match the tail graft, peghead veneers, back inlay and sound hole bindings.

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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by rocket » Mon May 22, 2017 7:01 pm

A bit of progress, on to the finish inch stage, base coats are on and ready to apply gloss top coats

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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by rocket » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:50 pm

Well a bit has happened since I last posted on this thread, not long after those last pics were taken I dropped the little sucker and split one side from tail to neck. Consequently I swore I’d not build any more, well that wasn’t true coz here I am with a nearly finished mando, check it out!!!

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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by Kamusur » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:50 pm

That's a bloody nice finish Rod, well done.

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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by rocket » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:47 pm

Thanks Steve, i still have the F style on the go or should i say ready to be on the go!!

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Re: Build a mandolin

Post by rocket » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:53 pm

Finished
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