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    Hand cut fret board tonight.

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    So exciting! Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwfye View Post
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    I am looking forward to seeing photos of the finished product here, especially your blue colored spalted maple.

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    I was told neck carving and body final shaping are tomorrow's goals.
    I too look forward to seeing the blue.
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    The not so glamorous side of things...
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    Hahahahaha!
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    He said carving begins on Friday. Be still my heart!
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    Everything is ready to carve

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    Nice tone on that mandolin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vwfye View Post
    Everything is ready to carve

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    Which parts are to be carved ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGtryin View Post
    Which parts are to be carved ?
    The video link he posted above (and embedded below) shows the mandolin body going through some sort of carving machine. Maybe he can explain further?

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    What is happening is he is making sure everything is flat and level so that he can open up the pick up holes and such before carving the maple top.
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    The maple top and the neck are getting carved/shaped.
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    This is how the fret board markers will be layed out.

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    Mahogany fret markers dryin in...

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    So, with custom work comes a commitment level. The builder did not like the quality of the fret board and has ordered a new piece of ebony. I've seen the 'flaw' and wasn't concerned... he wasn't satisfied.
    Got to love the dedication to quality!
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    I can't seem to add any update pics. I hope to be able to soon
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    Decided I wanted a less busy fret board since he was redoing the fretboard.
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    I asked for a scale picture awhile back.

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    What is the radius on most of your 4 string mandos out there? Is there a 'norm' out there? This octave will be 10 to 16 nut to 19th fret.
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    I think radius is indicated by inches referring to the radius of a circle.
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    I do understand what radius is. I'm just curious what the other builders use. I understand that the larger the radius, the more flat everything is and the easy for lead.
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    A bit more progress. Click image for larger version. 

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