Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Chambered body, electric mandolin

  1. #1
    gary nava; luthier GarY Nava's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Norfolk Fenland. UK
    Posts
    496

    Default Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	core1.jpg 
Views:	31 
Size:	404.4 KB 
ID:	189177
    Hi Guys, hope that you are all managing to keep well and safe.
    I’ve just started to build a new emando, this time with a chambered body.
    Above is what I’m calling “the core”.
    I'm doing a series of YouTube videos on the build process, so if your interested here’s the playlist.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...rvp8N_Dx9xOCoN

  2. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to GarY Nava For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Mandol'Aisne Daniel Nestlerode's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Picardy
    Posts
    2,075
    Blog Entries
    81

    Default Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    I'm becoming your friendly neighbourhood video embedder :


    Cool stuff Gary!

    Daniel

  4. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Daniel Nestlerode For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Lord of All Badgers Lord of the Badgers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    South West UK
    Posts
    1,246

    Default Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    interesting. Can't wait to see & hear the end result!
    My name is Rob, and I am Lord of All Badgers

    Tenor Guitars: Acoustic: Mcilroy ASP10T, ‘59 Martin 0-18t. Electric: ‘57 Gibson ETG-150, ‘80s Manson Kestrel
    Mandolins: Davidson f5, A5 "Badgerlin".
    Bouzouki: Paul Shippey Axe
    My band's website

  6. The following members say thank you to Lord of the Badgers for this post:


  7. #4
    gary nava; luthier GarY Nava's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Norfolk Fenland. UK
    Posts
    496

    Default Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    The new emando has just gained some beautiful Koa sides.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	body1.jpg 
Views:	16 
Size:	392.3 KB 
ID:	189566
    And here's how I did it!



    Cheers Gary

  8. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to GarY Nava For This Useful Post:


  9. #5
    Registered User John Kelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Ardnadam, Argyll, Scotland
    Posts
    1,643

    Default Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Thanks again Gary for the very clear and instructive videos you produce. Always so enjoyable to watch and hear.
    I'm playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order. - Eric Morecambe

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOldBores

  10. The following members say thank you to John Kelly for this post:


  11. #6
    Registered User MB-Octo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    33

    Default Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    This sort of thread is truly fun! Looking forward to the next video, Gary.
    Monte

    Northfield F2S
    Weber Custom Yellowstone Octave F

  12. The following members say thank you to MB-Octo for this post:


  13. #7
    gary nava; luthier GarY Nava's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Norfolk Fenland. UK
    Posts
    496

    Default Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	neck.jpg 
Views:	8 
Size:	220.8 KB 
ID:	189804
    I’ve been working on the first stages of the neck; preparing the sapele, laminating for both decoration and stability, spliced head joint, inserting carbon fibre, head overlay, shaping the head and volute, tuner holes............
    And here's how I got there-

  14. The following members say thank you to GarY Nava for this post:


  15. #8
    Registered User John Kelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Ardnadam, Argyll, Scotland
    Posts
    1,643

    Default Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Another clear, interesting and very instructional video, Gary. Thanks for posting.
    I'm playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order. - Eric Morecambe

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOldBores

  16. #9
    gary nava; luthier GarY Nava's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Norfolk Fenland. UK
    Posts
    496

    Default Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kelly View Post
    Another clear, interesting and very instructional video, Gary. Thanks for posting.
    Many thanks John, your comments are always greatly appreciated.
    Take care and keep safe.
    Gary

  17. #10
    gary nava; luthier GarY Nava's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Norfolk Fenland. UK
    Posts
    496

    Default Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    I’ve been working on the Koa back, to match the sides that you would have seen in an earlier post. I wanted to incorporate; what Alembic call a “continuous wood backplate”. However, lacking sophisticated machinery, I had to use my router, a template and template follower and a 1mm diameter cutter. Now, if you’ve drilled 1mm holes you know that the drill can bend or break quite easily, so it was with some trepidation that I put 1mm cutter into a plunging router……….

    Cheers Gary

  18. #11
    Registered User John Kelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Ardnadam, Argyll, Scotland
    Posts
    1,643

    Default Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Gary, I loved your shooting board. The tutors at Anniesland College back in 2003/4, Paul, Bill and Michael, had us making and using a shooting board, and I still use mine to this day. Our preferred method of checking the edges of the joint for accuracy was to press both pieces together against the window pane and then carefully look for any light creeping through the joint line. The slightest leak of light meant a bit more planing. It worked a treat. Working with hand tools, jigs and other bits you have made yourself is so satisfying.

    Thanks for another enjoyable video, and stay safe.
    I'm playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order. - Eric Morecambe

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOldBores

  19. The following members say thank you to John Kelly for this post:


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •