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    That is just plain gorgeous, Andy. Beautiful aesthetic. Yum!

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    Here's my latest,#7, in the white for test driving. I put a couple cell phone vids on youtube. Under Hughes mandolin # 7. Red spruce top, curly maple elsewhere.
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    Just wanted to update you guys on the DIY Thickness Sander:

    So I decided to return the $18 speed control to Harbor Freight and for the shear sake of experimentation, spent $21 on a 3000rpm corded drill with a 1/2" chuck. It was a "let's try and see what happens" attempt, not an effort to thumb my nose at all of the helpful suggestions from you guys with more engineering experience than I. All told, I've not spent much on this venture and if it didn't work, then it's no major loss. After all many I saw online utilized a direct drive corded drill for these. Furthermore if the drill fails after some time, I can either buy another cheaply, or recondition it and probably set it up for a more serious motor and pulley system.

    Otherwise, I found I couldn't get the PVC pipe to true up and opted to cut and laminate a bunch of MDF discs for the drum. I sured up the infeed ramp and I also made a cover and dust collection port for it to finish it up. Per one of the online DIY plans I used a stationary belt sander belt and spray adhesive for the 12.5" x 2.5" (+/-) diameter drum.

    All told, including buying a 2'x4' piece of plywood (rather than rummaging my shop for scraps) I've probably spent less than $80 and it works quite well with no loss of power or umph. I was able to thickness a 6" wide piece of Mahogany to just under 3mm with no trouble.

    Does is vibrate, yes a little, but I made it to be able to clamp to the bench and have no real issue with that.

    As I said, if the drill doesn't live, I can either buy another or work it to be more "serious" with a larger Motor and pulley/belt set up as previously suggested.

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    Soliver #001 is well underway!
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    Y'all know I'm working my way through Graham McDonald's The Mandolin Project as I build my first. I glued up the (Flat) top today using the "traditional Spanish rope and wedges technique." I must say that after 20 yrs if woodworking under my belt, I have never seen or heard of this method, and it's freakin' awesome!... gotta love simplicity.

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    Peghead binding the last few days.
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    My First Mandolin
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    Early morning graduation meditation. With a helperClick image for larger version. 

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    Finally, the F outline inspiration revealed!
    And why it’s called F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard500 View Post
    Finally, the F outline inspiration revealed!
    And why it’s called F.
    Looks like a two point model to me, fur sure. This one with pause(?)

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    I like it. The Feline model purrs!
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    Then and now. I'm making a completely different noise in there now. There's my exhaust fan on the bench I'm hoping someone on Craigslist will want.
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    Nice Nashville (sort of) tele! Short scale? What is it about mandos and teles? I build both as well. For me it was the praise and worship band at church that drew me into the electric world. I also like your stereo set up with the Fender amps, delay and chorus must sound great.

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    Super Champ XD's. Found the second one used. One is for loop rhythm and other for lead. 25.5 scale.

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    Been on a break from working on number 001 in order to make wifey a garden gate for her birthday, but after a little puttering here and there and simultaneously working on some armrests, I was able to work out all of the bracing this afternoon while my kiddos were at the in laws'!

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    1922 with beautiful curly maple back & sides!
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    These Loar Era F4’s are every bit as much a treasure to me as any F5. You can make an F5 with less fundamental midsection but you will always have more of the percussive staccato tone compared to these F4’s. My perception comes from my limited experiences but if you were to take a trip thru the past? Let’s start in 1913 with my A4 Blackface then on to the splendor of 1923 with my F4. Now if you can put her down on to 2006 and my F5 Goldrush and then finally to today with my home built Carpathian & Claro repositioned recurve experimental F5. All of these instruments sound and play very differently as you can imagine but playing them chronologically you become more aware of the subtle changes the Gibson Team made manifest in them. Aside from tone and response the heal button geometry on these F4’s also sets the bar pretty high. Thanks for the beautiful photos.
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    The next two waiting for their neck's to carved.
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    'Burstin' away another Saturday...
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    Condino 16" & 17" cutaways....
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    Early L-5 Gibson-style archtop.
    Sorry for all the redundant posts...was trying to get the photo orientation right...and don't see a [Delete] button. Maybe Scott can help here...
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    Early L-5 Gibson-style archtop. Not exactly on the bench...but hung out to dry applying finish.
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    Having too much fun working on #001!
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