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Jul-23-2005, 9:20am
Well here is the first picture from Andy of my new Driftwood.
I thought I had my mind made up as to finish, but after seeing the actual back, I'm begining to have second thoughts. It be ashame to cover up any of the figure.

What do you think ? Do you think this will make a mandolin?

Thanks for looking.


Jul-23-2005, 10:59am
b.pat that definitely is some killer quilt, what were you thinking on the finish? Personally I like a stained quilt but with that kind of figure I would not want a burst because the dark edges would cover up alot of the curl. I think deciding on the finish is the hardest thing to decide on, for me seeing a picture of the exact color on another mandolin helps tremendously. You look like you have an awesome mando being born, good luck!

Jul-23-2005, 11:58am
That back looks like the lunar surface. Very cool.

Jul-23-2005, 12:47pm
Awesome quilt. I definitely wouldn't cover it up.

Can't wait to see the finished product. There are some great looking mandos on the Driftwood site.

Guitar Jeremy
Jul-24-2005, 12:21am
I see a beautiful blond in the making.

Jul-24-2005, 3:12am
Pat, this quilt is awesome. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

Why #17? What happened to #12?

Jul-25-2005, 11:11am

No big deal really. The shading on the top was not turning out quite the way I had invisioned it. To Andy's credit he never hesitated. No problem, we will just do another one.

You know, you can tell a lot about a builder [and a person] when his first and only concern is that the customer be completly satisfied.


Aug-08-2005, 1:37pm
Just received a couple of in process photos. Hope no one minds if I share.


Aug-08-2005, 1:39pm
And THAT back

Aug-08-2005, 1:45pm
Pat, she looks great! That back is killing me!

From the pic, it looks like the body is quite deep... Is it just the photo or are you going for a different tone with a deeper body?

Aug-17-2005, 11:42am
have you come to a descision on the finish... i was just looking at hillburns black face with blonde back and sides, for some reason, the blackface makes the grain on the back pop out even more...just a thought.:D

Aug-17-2005, 12:45pm

I love that idea. The only problem is that I already own Driftwood #006 (http://www.driftwoodmandolins.com/Mandolin006.html)


I hope that's just the camera angle, If not, it appears that I am going to have about a 7 fret neck.

I think Andy is staining in the next day or so. I'll add a few more pictures as soon as he is finished.I think this is the second most exciting part. [The first is opening tha case for the first time]


Aug-17-2005, 6:55pm
so you're the driftwood 6 guy, thats such an awesome mando, i'm completely jealous, and about having 2 black faces, well the driftwoods more of a "brown leather" than a blackface, birds of a feather... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

J. Mark Lane
Aug-17-2005, 7:46pm
Good Lord! Where does he get that freakin' wood!?

Aug-17-2005, 7:58pm
floating around Dale Ludewig's old shop!

J. Mark Lane
Aug-17-2005, 8:05pm
Well then, Dale and I need to have a CHAT!

Phil Jolly
Aug-17-2005, 10:33pm
Wow Pat,

That looks AWESOME! I can't wait to see the finished product. That quilt is absolutley amazing...And what could be cooler than matching F-4 and F-5?

Aug-18-2005, 2:28pm
I'm with Jolly:D

Aug-30-2005, 11:53am
Well, Boys and girls, Here is a shot of the back after a couple of coats of finish. Man I can't wait to see it after it is buffed out.
Should have finished pictures in a week or so.

Aug-30-2005, 2:51pm
wowwee thats incredible looking...really nice quilt, it looks so good http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif