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I lack the skill and patience to be a builder, so instead of a mandolin I made something to put one on.
Sorry for the fuzzy photos, I've been living on Dr Peppers the last 3 days.
very shnazzy. what kind of wood? thats a good way to practice scrolls. build enough of those and a mando will be no sweat...
It's no fun being an obessive complusive sometimes.
This is Red Oak, the first two were select Pine. I made four practice scrolls off of scrap to work out some kind of proceedure. Number one was not real good but I learned a lot from it. Number was not half bad but I finished it poorly.
Here's number two.
Very nice! You did one important thing, you did it!!! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
I would buy one! Those look sweet! Congrats.
That's a great idea! I love it!
Doug - that looks great! Was it quite a bit harder migrating from the soft pine to the hard oak? Keep up the (improving) great work! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif - Mark
..Doug..I like it...keep up the good work....once life gets out of my way there are so many things I want to do...
Doug, I like it too. That's a great idea. Are you going to bind #4? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
LOL, the more time I spend here the more I think this could be called "OCD Cafe.com". #Great looling stands Doug. #When they gonna make it to the classifieds?
I spotted one on eBay a couple of weeks ago.
SJennings - I think that was Doug's #1. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
I doubt you'll see these in the classifieds any time soon, way too labor intensive to want to produce a lot of these. I am planning to do another Red Oak and hopefully find some figured Maple to try (Mark the Red Oak was much more forgiving and better to work with). I want to try binding somewhere along the way. The big thing is I learned some new skills and really enjoyed being creative. My O.C.D. consumed me the past three weeks making these things. It took and average of three days to actually complete one of these.
The builders section was VERY helpful in figuring this out. I have an even more great respect for these guys.
Doug, Those are looking good.Bring one to Argyle this weekend, I would like to see a STORM on one of those stands. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
I'm not sure if I can make Argyle on Friday yet, but I do want to make the workshops on Saturday.
The guy that got my first stand was happy with it.
Received the stand and its awesome. It really looks great. I have my F-4 on it right now.
I noticed your second attempt. it looks great also (darker stain seems to make it look even better) Thanks, also, for the MAS Sticker. I appear to have a chronic case.
I'm not planning on making a business out of this, just developing some skills and having some fun.
"Busy hands are happy hands". de
Very nice -- maybe someday I'll get to that, too.
A so good idea , very classy , bravo !!