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    Not necessarily what's on my bench, more like what's running TO my bench! I'm spending the weekend running real "grown up" power out to my 12x20 shop. It's been running off an extension cord for about the last decade and I've constantly had to turn off the heater or AC to turn on the table saw or sander. Let's just say I've melted more than a few extension cord ends! I am running 2 20 amp circuits (1 for tools, 1 for a window unit AC, small radiant heater and/or the dehumidifier that Marty J. gave me) and a 15 amp circuit (for lights).

    So far the most trying (surprisingly) is filling back in the trench. Let's just say type 1 diabetes and digging are not happy bedfellows. Sitting on the deck enjoying the view whilst waiting for my blood sugar to come back up so I can get back after it!
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    First French Polish session (quick cell phone shot) on the "Angel Step" quilted Sorensen VX --

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    Octave neck fitting.

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    Octave mandolin, sitka spruce soundboard and ovangol back and sides. 22 3/4" scale length. Click image for larger version. 

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    Steve, what is the scale, depth, length, etc. on your octave? It seems unusual to have an oval hole on a carved top.

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    SBJ,
    Scale is 22 inches. Length is 17, upper bout 9 and lower bout 12. Body depth is 3 1/2 and 4. Carved X braced Sitka Spruce top. High flame Maple back. Fingerboard is ramped on the top like some 12 fret mandolins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBJ View Post
    Steve, what is the scale, depth, length, etc. on your octave? It seems unusual to have an oval hole on a carved top.
    What an odd thing to say, SBJ!
    Gibson and quite a few others have had some success with an oval hole in a carved top.

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ID:	184636 with all the down time thanks to this virus stuff, I've been keeping busy building parts ahead...
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    Sorry, I was referring only to octave mandolins. In my limited experience, I've only seen f holes in arch top octave mandolins (GBOMs).
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    On the Muleskinner bench...a pair of guitar bodied octave mandolins.

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    On the Muleskinner bench...a pair of guitar bodied octave mandolins.

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    Those are beautiful Andy. Are they mahogany and walnut? Or is the one on the right Tasmanian Blackwood? Are they both the same body depth? I think it's just the visual effect of the lighter binding, but the one of the right looks less deep.

    Can't wait to see them finished and strung up!

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    Those are beautiful Andy. Are they mahogany and walnut? Or is the one on the right Tasmanian Blackwood? Are they both the same body depth? I think it's just the visual effect of the lighter binding, but the one of the right looks less deep.

    Can't wait to see them finished and strung up!
    Same specs. One of left is mahogany and the one on the right is walnut with a maple binding (the peghead logo inlay will be maple as well to match).
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    Today -- Big Dog Barks!

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    An update from the Muleskinner Instruments bench...GBOM

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    Osage orange neck?

    Very nice
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    Osage orange neck?

    Very nice
    Looks like spanish cedar to me. Osage looks more similar to ash or elm.
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    I just got a couple Red Mulberry neck blanks from American Tonewoods that are yellowish, heavy and hard as nails looking from it’s burly narly grain. I’ve seen a large bar top made from Bois D’ arc. It had a dark section and the rest more yellow blond.
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    Getting ready for staining.

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    French Polish is so rewarding!
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    i8dpeach ~ I never saw an A-5 with a scroll before. Very tastefully done, sir.

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    i8dpeach ~ I never saw an A-5 with a scroll before. Very tastefully done, sir.
    Thanks Paul!!! It's a throwback to Orville and... you can't say you don't have a scroll!!!

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    Finally making some progress
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    Playing around with some bound head plate ideas for the next couple of developmental mandolins as part of a project to build a matched mandolin quartet.The one on the left is bookmatched gidgee or mulga (or some similar dry country acacia) with the sapwood in the middle. The one on the left is the same sort of acacia with a strip of flamed Australian blackwood in the middle.

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    This is technically what’s on my kitchen table. I’m finishing up French Polishing the lap steel prototype. Finish is an homage to the Gibson A-3. Waiting on ivoroid to show up for pickguard and humbucker covers.
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