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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Anytime you're this way, you're welcome to a cuppa!
    Cheers Gary
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

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    The body of the electric mandolin is now together and all that extra internal work hidden from view- unless you watch the video!
    Cheers Gary- and a Happy Christmas to one and all!
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

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    Iíve just made the tailpiece for the emando and the video below gives you an idea of the processes involved in making one.
    One thing that occurred to me as I was making it; itís one of the...
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

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    Iíve been working on the first stages of the neck; preparing the sapele, laminating for both decoration and stability, spliced head joint, inserting carbon fibre, head overlay, shaping the...
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    Re: Epoxy pore fill and sunburst

    I did a video on grain fillings with epoxy recently, if you're interested.

    https://youtu.be/n76ioyfU0Xg
    Cheers Gary
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    The new emando has just gained some beautiful Koa sides.
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    And here's how I did it!


    https://youtu.be/RZ5oHktPOOc

    Cheers Gary
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    Re: Finger Planes

    I've got a couple of Ibex planes, but have recently started making my own to suit the profiles that I'm aiming for when carving the top and back. It's immensely satisfying to make and use your own...
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    Chambered body, electric mandolin

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    Hi Guys, hope that you are all managing to keep well and safe.
    Iíve just started to build a new emando, this time with a chambered body.
    Above is what Iím calling ďthe coreĒ.
    I'm doing a...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    The next two waiting for their neck's to carved.
    Cheers Gary
  10. Re: Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    Great stuff! Thanks for posting
    Cheers Gary
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Here's the finished sapele back for my my next archtop.
    Cheers Gary
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    Flat top Arch back mandolin

    Hi Guys,
    Hope that you’re all keeping well and safe- a video for your viewing pleasure!
    Take care Gary
    https://youtu.be/lTKxQ2xx2ts
  13. Re: Pickup options for an F hole octive mandolin

    Headway make an undersaddle transducer which has a built in pre-amp that requires a 9v battery. However, it can be simply modified to run off phantom power from one of their external pre-amps ( via a...
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    Re: Opus mandolin

    Very cool. Always good to see something different.
    Cheers Gary
  15. Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    As promised here is the last video of the current series; presenting the complete mandolin. As always, I try to demonstrate it and as always, I fail to do it justice. You’ll have to imagine what it...
  16. Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    The archtop is now complete. Iím very pleased with the outcome; if youíve followed its construction from the beginning, you may remember that I said, ďI feel a responsibility to make something...
  17. Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    Sorry for the delay in answering, not logged on for a while! Just outside of Wisbech.
    Cheers Gary
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    Here’s the latest video covering the bridge for the archtop and my rationale for its design.
    Cheers Gary
    https://youtu.be/OejL_n5ydp0
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    Thanks Randi.
    For the first time, I’ve just used epoxy to fill the grain of the rosewood and am really pleased with this. I normally use pumice to fill and then French polish. But I feel like...
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    A few photos in the white:
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    Cheers Gary
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    Here's a little video showing all the work that has been done on the mandolin so far.
    https://youtu.be/te85mqMuN_w

    Cheers Gary
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    Re: A couple of electrics

    And here's the octave e mando complete!
    Cheers Gary
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    I’ve made up the neck blank and you can see that I’ve used Brazilian rosewood for the head overlay. The inlay is from black pearl; I like its subtlety; in some lights, it disappears into the wood!...
  24. Re: Jacobson Nautilus Mandolin #39 - Ziricote and Birdseye

    Lovely work as always!
    Cheers Gary
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    And here's the completed rim and carved back plate.
    Cheers Gary
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