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    So I'm not a luthier by any means, but I've been browsing this site for awhile and thought someone might appreciate the work I'm trying to do. Or maybe there's someone like me who is just fiddling around. This is a small album of what I've been testing the waters with. Knowing these aren't exactly worth a whole lot, I picked up a Holdrio Piccolo and am currently restoring it.

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    Lightly scalloping the idaho engelmann x bracing on a 3 string 32" scale minstrel banjo bass made from 70 yr old redwood and a recycled 22" bass drum. A combination of words I've never heard before, at least in english! And room for a mando neck too.......
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ID:	175667 This is a picture of the Mandocello getting a back glued on.

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ID:	175668 Lately I've been spending a lot of shop time bending and forming rims, both A's and F's.. I found several 1x6's a while ago that have some nice birdseye figure and thought to save for special projects.. I was able to cut out several necks, rim slats, and still have some pieces for 2pc backs.. I was surprised when forming how easy the rim slats were to bend.. I use the hot pipe method , but these bent so easily that there was hardly any scorching at all.. Ended up with more than a dozen each of A's and F's.. There are more then enough necks for all of them.. I also pre-formed enough bent parts as well to last a while.. Like to think I've learned the touch with bending maple .. Even figured maple...
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ID:	175669Maple and redwood but the redwood is not going to be used currently I am switching to a nice piece of sitka.
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ID:	175694.. working on a few in the white. Their waiting for binding..
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    WTF? No joke. Peghead detail of that 3 string acoustic minstrel banjarron. With the added 3rd string it must be for Dawg music. Blame it all on the daily giant Mandolincafe mug of Mayan dark roast!
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    Hagerty Mandolins on the bench

    I started building mandolins about 3 years ago, I have wanted to build one since I started playing back in 2001. I started with an IV F5 kit for #1, for #2 I did a stewmac F5 kit. I had never built instruments previous to starting F5s. I was always drawn to the appearance and thats what I wanted to build. #3 was my first build from complete scratch, its also the first to have a spirit varnish finish with a FP. Numbers 1,2,3 have hand rubbed sunburst finishes.

    So now I am completely addicted to building, I built myself a nice little shop and I'm getting a nice little tool collection. So I decided to build a batch of 3 mandolins, 2 F5s and a 3 point that a friend and I came up with. On the bench today is #4,5,6 pictured below in the white, they will get their backs glued on next week. I've also included some pictures of #1,2,3 as well as the hand cut inlay for #3.

    if you would like to see more of the build process feel free to check out my Facebook page Hagerty Mandolins

    Thanks to everybody on the mandolin cafe for all the incredible help. Huge shout out to Jim Hilburn for donating the wood for the 3 point, and the countless tips.
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    Looking really good, Jacob. Hope I get to try that 3 point--cool design work.
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    These look great, Jacob! Very cool three point, too - and with a G-5 peghead, yet!
    ~ Also, that's some pretty picking you're doing over there on your originals. The first I heard the you tube "Muddy Road".
    I'll be returning to watch the rest. Cheers!
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    Making K4 with aperture style Mandocello blueprints
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    That is one beautiful beast. More photos from other angles, please?

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    An old Neapolitan mandolin which has been in for repair and restoration the last 2 months. It goes back to it's owner tomorrow.

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    My latest “builds”. Top is an A style, Walnut and Cherry neck and fingerboard, with a Maple bridge 14” scale. Bottom is an F style, Maple Neck and Padauk fingerboard & bridge, 14” scale. Fun to build and really exciting to play.

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    #39 ready to go home. Added the finger rest this morning.
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    What' the story on that saddle? Bone under ebony??? Teach us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philphool View Post
    What' the story on that saddle? Bone under ebony??? Teach us.
    Ha, I wrote a pm with same question, wasn't sure if here was right for those questions, but now it is.
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    Phil, Matt,
    I use the bone to promote a better connection from the bridge top to the thunbwheels. A little more clarity and volume. Even with a little more mass. Also makes the the bridge top much stronger at the E cut. The ebony top keeps the woody tone without getting too bright. I am sure others have opinions and bridges have been dicussed infinium. This is my preference. I have done a lot of switching between a normal top and these, and it is just a little more to my liking with these.
    I will say that the height on each end has to be even. Otherwise the thumbwheels can buzz against the bone if not sitting parallel to each other.

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    A short break from the mandolins...a dread style axe for friend, multi-instrumentalist and bandmate Brian Carroll.

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    WOW! Guitar porn! Seiously, though - that is one gorgeous axe. Congratulations, Andy.

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    Here's the start of a neck re-set on a little Supertone guitar. Note the high tech heating device to remove the fretboard before steaming the neck out the body.
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    A pair of Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin rims (mahoghany and walnut)

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    Quote Originally Posted by muleskinnermandos View Post
    A short break from the mandolins...a dread style axe for friend, multi-instrumentalist and bandmate Brian Carroll.

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    That is one killer looking guitar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by muleskinnermandos View Post
    A short break from the mandolins...a dread style axe for friend, multi-instrumentalist and bandmate Brian Carroll.

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    Wow that's nice! What are the wood selections?
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