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Apr-20-2004, 12:51pm
Well... here's my first attempt. It's still got a ways to go with sanding and staining but it's gettin close. 100% made from scratch with redwood top and curly/quilt maple back and sides.

Apr-20-2004, 12:53pm
Here's the back...

Apr-20-2004, 12:54pm

Apr-20-2004, 12:55pm
last one...

Coy Wylie
Apr-20-2004, 1:23pm
Looks nice. How are you going to stain it?

Apr-20-2004, 1:34pm
I'm planning to do a traditional sunburst w/ lacquer finish.

John Zimm
Apr-20-2004, 3:08pm
That looks really nice. Did you do the inlay? Good work. I hope she serves you well.


Apr-20-2004, 3:45pm
loooks pretty nice, good work

are you an architect or a builder?

Apr-20-2004, 4:03pm
Thanks guys... yes I did all the inlay work and you're close ethanopia... civil engineer. I had to take the mando to work today to use the digital camera.

Apr-20-2004, 6:01pm
My first attempt sure didn't look that good, very nice. Since you built it totaly from scratch and it was your first attempt how long did it take you to reach that stage?

Apr-21-2004, 1:33pm
The longest part of building this mandolin was having to save up for some of the tools I needed. In actual work I'd say I've got somewhere around 150 hours in it maybe more??? I'm sure my time will drastically improve on the next because I have my jigs made and hopefully I won't make as many mistake http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif.

Apr-22-2004, 12:46am
I want to see that BACK after it is done, it has a great look to the grain, can already tell it will look very cool!

John Zimm
Apr-22-2004, 9:44am
Say, is that a three piece neck? Looks great.