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    Very pretty Steve!
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    An early Wayne Henderson dreadnought #3 getting some love on the workbench:
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandcanyonminstrel View Post
    An early Wayne Henderson dreadnought #3 getting some love on the workbench:
    #3? What year was that built?

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    Nobody said it HAD to be Mandolin related right ? How 'bout a nice 1938 Trutone D-723 restoration !! Gotta get that 'Glow' .


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    Stay Tuned..... :O)

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    A Brescian/Cremonese mandolin coming along...
    I am a luthier specialising in historical and world stringed instruments. You can see more info at my website.

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    62' Benedetto . Still haven't gotten the story on how this happened but pretty sure I can do better than the last guy !
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    latest sinker Redwood topped mando soon to be strung up.
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    Pretty. Is that a three piece top?

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    No, it is a one piece with a few distinct grain lines.
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    A baroque mandolin and a Brescian/Cremonese mandolin resting on top of my home-made thickness sander...

    ...and the same two instruments, with a renaissance lute in the middle, during the shellacking process:
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    New StewMac Fret Arbor Press System to be assembled and put into use.
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    Wrapped up my holiday gift making, took a short break, gave the shop a thorough cleaning... Now it's on to my next project. Going to do a series of three F5s. I had the one outside mold from my last (first) mandolin. So now I'm making two more.

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    I can't wait to bring all the parts on this sweet VX together. I've been saving this piece of wood for about 8 years --

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    That must be the most outrageous piece of wood I’ve seen in a very long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Sorensen View Post
    I've been saving this piece of wood for about 8 years --

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    That is some special kind of beauty, there, Steve. What made you break it out now?

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    Paul,

    I figured I had done enough high-end builds that I wouldn't accidentally screw it up!

    This little billet of extraordinary quilt was so petite that I had to slip the bass side slightly to fit the scroll. There was about 1/8" to spare (after binding) in total length and barely enough thickness to get the inside edge flat for the arching. Definitely the tightest restrictions by the wood that I have ever had to squeezing out a back.

    For the longest time, I had imagined it would be a Sprite Two-Point, but when I realized that I could fit the scroll, it had to be a VX!

    Steve

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    Steve in the white it looks eerily like human skin under magnification. I wonder what angle of cut made this effect? Are you gonna stain it or leave it blond?
    "A sudden clash of thunder, the mind doors burst open, and lo, there sits old man Buddha-nature in all his homeliness."
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    My plan is to accentuate the depth with a deep 'Burst like this --

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    or this --

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    or this --

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    Steve, that is killer quilt!

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    Dug my 'guitar bodied' mandola project out of storage over the holidays and finally got back to work on it. Got the box closed yesterday.

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    Some amazing Bearclaw Sitka spruce and Curly Claro walnut on this Sorensen Big Dog octave -- wet down with little distilled water and ready for final sanding and her neck --

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    A prototype for a new mandolin, with the idea of building a couple of mandolin quartets (2xmandolins, mandola and mandocello) over the next year or so, one set using this design and the other a modified F design. One set will be maple & spruce, the other Australian blackwood and King Billy pine.

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    Ready to get serious about French Polishing on this Big Dog . . .

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