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BJ O'Day

  1. "A" Style progress

    Working on the sound board. Following Graham McDonalds plans and book. Glued up the 2 parts of the sound board.
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    Flattened the bottom, (inside surface of the SB).
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    Cut the rough shape.
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    Drilled some holes for depth references.
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    Started removing waste with a flat chisel.
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  2. A style Mandolin build

    I purchased the lumber for an A style mandolin. Nothing like just jumping in to learn something new.

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    I've made cabinets and furniture, (simple stuff), for years. Most can be pretty forgiving of minor errors and finishing mistakes. This will be the most challenging project I've ever attempted.

    I haven't settled on a particular plan. I'm either going to follow Graham McDonald's carved front ...