Saturday, June 9, 2012

More Mando...

The body of the mandolin is now taking shape.  Clothespins make good clamps for the kerfing.  Rubberbands add strength to the makeshift clamps.  Now, we turn to the top (spruce) and the tonebars and braces.  So far, the instructions have been excellent.


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mandolin build Underway

This is the type of project that works well with a busy schedule.  It requires quite a bit of "waiting for glue to dry", and you do not want to pull off the clamps prematurely.  So, each evening after work I will complete the next step and give the joints ample time to dry.  The instructions are very well written and illustrated.  There are also alternative methods given to complete the step if you do not have access to alot of tools.  So far, so good.