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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Thanks for the feedback, I will definitely make more test pieces and will try a honey colour on one of them. Thanks
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    The colour tests today were done rather quickly and it is pretty obvious by the pictures that more sanding was needed.

    As for binding, I already settled for a Black/White/Black binding. The...
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Spent some time today experimenting with some possible colours for the Mandocello...I am curious, what is your favorite colour and why? Check the shinny colours.....
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Thanks Drew!
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Today I took the time to answer questions I received in regards to my Mandocello build.
    https://www.hovingtoninstruments.com/tips-and-tricksblog
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  6. Re: K4 style Mandocello plan now available

    Sound sample of the Mandocello here.

    https://www.hovingtoninstruments.com/mandocello.html
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    At this point in time I'm entering the finishing stage of my own Florentine Style Mandocello build. Which means that, although my build is not completed, I do have strings on it and was able to hear...
  8. K4 style Mandocello plan now available

    At this point in time I'm entering the finishing stage of my own Florentine Style Mandocello build. Which means that, although my build is not completed, I do have strings on it and was able to hear...
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Yes, my Mandocello is quite deeper than the original and also is the width at the waist. My reasoning was, if compared to a Cello, the original was lacking in both size of plate and depth.

    There...
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Here is part 18 of the Mandocello build ( The Voicing ) It sounds amazing! I also show the process and the why and how of what I'm doing in this video.. Also along side this post, Yesterday I...
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    I did many test afterward and turns out the best way, By Far, is to use my strobosoft strobe tuner... although my phone app was pretty close. I unfortunately don't have a clip on tuner so I wasn't...
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Finding the Intonation for a custom bridge. Latest video...
    http://www.hovingtoninstruments.com/today-in-the-shopblog

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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Thatís Huge!!!! Very nice though.. mine is at 15 1/2Ē feels big but not uncomfortable..
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    Making K4 with aperture style Mandocello blueprints
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    So I've been busy putting the blueprints together to make them available while entering the finishing stages of my own build. The M'cello still needs binding on the soundboard and backboard and the...
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    Re: Torrified wood

    I was fortunate enough to get a nice piece of torrefied Spruce for my current Mandocello build. I just did the first sound test, although itís my first Mícello build and first time hearing one in...
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Thanks for the heads up, just fixed it.. should be working now .
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Got really exited last time I was in the shop.. Made the bridge, strung the Mandocello and was able to hear it for the first time... Mind you the voicing is not done and the action isn't optimal..(...
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Build Progress... The fretboard is made and glued to the Mandocello... Check the link to the video.
    http://www.hovingtoninstruments.com/today-in-the-shopblog ATTACH=CONFIG]176238[/ATTACH]
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Thanks darylcrisp, Really nice to hear that those vids are useful... The links really help me and my channel to grow as they are affiliated links. But at the same time are the same things I use on my...
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Been pretty busy again with the fretboard extender, dovetail filler, done the inlay work and started the fretboard. I am getting extremely fidgety … I can't wait to put the strings on... Guess I will...
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Thanks Mike.. I will do feet for the bridge.

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    Latest video is out...In this video you can see the backboard tuning, glue up and ebony points installation....
  23. Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    175667 This is a picture of the Mandocello getting a back glued on.
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

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    Glue up the curly maple back on the m'cello yesterday.. really happy with the whole build so far!
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

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    After a lot of hours the backboard is carved and dry fitted onto the Mandocello... Check out the hand carving process and different steps in this video... https://youtu.be/Nwg-BTa1X6s
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