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About BJ O'Day
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I've been playing mandolin for a little over 2 years. I love listening to Irish music. I challenge myself by attending some local sessions.
Location:
Wisconsin
Interests:
Woodworking, gardening, homebrewing
Occupation:
Firefighter

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"A" Style progress

by BJ O'Day on Oct-19-2015 at 9:26pm
Working on the sound board. Following Graham McDonalds plans and book. Glued up the 2 parts of the sound board.

Flattened the bottom, (inside surface of the SB).

Cut the rough shape.

Drilled some holes for depth references.

Started removing waste with a flat chisel.

I may buy a gouge

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A style Mandolin build

by BJ O'Day on Oct-05-2015 at 9:40pm
I purchased the lumber for an A style mandolin. Nothing like just jumping in to learn something new.




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

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