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    On my bench is a bunch of metal parts from my old Dr. Jekell CNC machine. The Mr. Hyde CNC machine will be emerging soon, after a little more dismantling and fabricating some more billet parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papalobo View Post
    Stew-mac lots of sanding ahead , but for a rookie it's nice to skip the carving this time .
    Hand carving the spruce is my favorite part of a build.

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    Hey Marty.
    The image on the monitor - what is that?

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    Campanella Due.

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    Condino chambered Les Paul style singlecut with back from the craigslist cocobolo log; cutaway gets finished after the neck is attached.
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    Wow, James - what kind of pickups you gonna put in?
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    It has been a while...
    Carving a couple Imperial top and back plates.
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    25' 00-21 re-furbish. Got it all re-braced and buttoned up / bound. Top re-colored and varnished.

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    And just finished off an archtop.

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    A flat-top mandola I have just finished. Top is cedar, back is cherry and the sides are walnut. No real reason for the choices other than I had this wood in my stockpile and wanted to make a mandola but only had sides in walnut and a enough for a back in the cherry! The neck is made from recycled Austrian Oak from a pew which was being recycled from a local church during a refurbishment project; the pews had been installed in the church in 1908, so I reckoned the oak would be fairly stable by now. Fingerboard in from a stock of Canadian maple I was gifted a while back by an architect friend; he was using it in a project in his own home. I just love recycling!

    I have added a soundport to this build and used a different style of bracing (a sort of H format) which I saw in use by Graham Macdonald in another posting in the forum.
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    Just finished F-5 ready for shipment and a "Lefty" Griffith/Loar A-5... nothing more relaxing than building an "A" after an "F" !
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kelly View Post
    A flat-top mandola I have just finished.
    Hello John,

    Looks like a real beauty. Thanks for posting it. If you don't mind me asking, what scale length did you use?

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    Thanks for your comment, Bob. I did a bit of research into scale lengths and decided on 404 mm. This seems to suit the D'Addario string set I used, 14 - 47.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kelly View Post
    A flat-top mandola I have just finished. Top is cedar, back is cherry and the sides are walnut. No real reason for the choices other than I had this wood in my stockpile and wanted to make a mandola but only had sides in walnut and a enough for a back in the cherry! The neck is made from recycled Austrian Oak from a pew which was being recycled from a local church during a refurbishment project; the pews had been installed in the church in 1908, so I reckoned the oak would be fairly stable by now. Fingerboard in from a stock of Canadian maple I was gifted a while back by an architect friend; he was using it in a project in his own home. I just love recycling!

    I have added a soundport to this build and used a different style of bracing (a sort of H format) which I saw in use by Graham Macdonald in another posting in the forum.
    That is really lovely, John. Only a Scot would think of a pocket in the side where you can stash your beer money and car keys, just like a sporran :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kelly View Post
    Thanks for your comment, Bob. I did a bit of research into scale lengths and decided on 404 mm. This seems to suit the D'Addario string set I used, 14 - 47.
    Thanks John. Beautiful; that is exactly the length I would want. I am glad these strings are giving you the tension you like.

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    Two A's coming along. One bound and one ready to cut binding channels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron McMillan View Post
    That is really lovely, John. Only a Scot would think of a pocket in the side where you can stash your beer money and car keys, just like a sporran :-)
    Ron, what an ingenious idea. I could fit one of the wee pouches that pickup makers use to hold the batteries for acoustic pickups! Now, what else can we come up with that can exploit our Scottish inventiveness?
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    Off the bench and hanging to dry from the kid's swing set (wow I need to cut my grass!) A model.

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    Also, off the bench and being delivered tonight, a competed A model.

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    My 5th take on the Griffith Loar A model. Left handed model I was asked to build. Just strung it up an hour ago.Still not where I want to be but get better on every one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vernon Hughes View Post
    My 5th take on the Griffith Loar A model. Left handed model I was asked to build. Just strung it up an hour ago.Still not where I want to be but get better on every one.
    Really nice Vernon! I saw the FB vid you posted and although you don't play lefty it sounds great!

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