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    Very clean, Dan. Very clean!

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    Very nice, Dan. Do you have any pics of the rest of the mandolin? I have to admit that Patrick's ravings are making me a little curious about your work. You can definitely see that your skill level is rising quickly when you look at the little details on your mandolins. That headstock, like your others here recently, looks perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Biorkman View Post
    Very nice, Dan. Do you have any pics of the rest of the mandolin? I have to admit that Patrick's ravings are making me a little curious about your work. You can definitely see that your skill level is rising quickly when you look at the little details on your mandolins. That headstock, like your others here recently, looks perfect.
    Thanks so much. I'm starting the carving process this week so the body assembly is behind the necks and pegheads. I'll be sure to continue to post my progress in this thread in the comming weeks.

    It's back to work for me!

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    *drools*

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    Dan, that inlay is as good as it gets! Awesome work! Very clean!

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    Dan- nice! do you cut your logo or get it done where?
    Havent tried these woods before: John Arnold red spruce for GOM, from the y2k nashville ASIA convention, New World Spruce Co. engelmann for 1/2 size mando, from Tom Beeston's widow, certainly older than any kid who will play it! Spruce's western red cedar for OM, marked 'old'. Any idea how old, Bruce?
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    After spending the last couple of years lurking and getting tooled up I finally completed my first. Thanks to all who have shared their knowledge. My first attempt at building, busted the block fittng the neck. Now it just hangs on the shop wall for a reminder. Just strung up my second. Thanks for looking.
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    Very nice. You should be mighty proud of that one. Good luck getting away from mandolin building once you've started!!!

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    Wade, that blonde mandolin is very nice! How about so close up pics. I love the look of that one!

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    Wade,
    Beautiful! That's your first completed mandolin? WOW! I hope my 10th mandolin will look that good!
    What about a "Wade" across the top on the headstock? Brand that baby!
    And +1 to more photos!
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    Wade that is one fine mandolin. still hard to overlook the damage on the other with the block
    cracked you should be careful because that is preventable.

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    Nice mandolin Wade. I like the natural colors.

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    WadeG, I really like the way you reversed the binding scheme on the back vs. the top. Really good looking mandolin, I hope to start my first soon.

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    that is beautiful...
    wonderful coloring...
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words. A few more pictures.

    K3NTUCKI8oy - I think the block had an internal defect, but I did jam the neck in a little tight.

    Dfyngravity - I really didn't know the style I liked the best so tried a different style on each side.

    Shaun - Since I don't know how to play I would like to bring it out to one of the jams and let you, Jim or Bucket bang on it a little, I am close by in Chesapeake.
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    o LAWD....bee-yooteeFULL!!! lovely, lovely colors....reminds me of a maple nut goodie, or a warm cashew....yummy. you're to be highly commended for a first work--a truly beautiful piece. someone is going to love that baby!
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    WadeG, well I think you have something there. At first glance you think it is just top bound, but after close examination you see that the back is bound too. Very very clean looking, that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WadeG View Post
    Since I don't know how to play I would like to bring it out to one of the jams and let you, Jim or Bucket bang on it a little, I am close by in Chesapeake.
    Bring it on! I'd love to get the opportunity to look it over and play a few tunes on it. Jim has been talking about doing a MandoTasting jam here in the next month or so too. the last one was a lot of fun!

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    Some photos of the completed tone bars.
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    I have a challenge that Hans should try one day. Three point Eclipse

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    [QUOTE=oldwave maker;622097]Dan- nice! do you cut your logo or get it done where?
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    I get 'em cut here: http://www.customluthier.com/ The logo is the only thing I dont cut.

    Troy! Pictures.....too.....good.....ahhh (death). Thats some consistantly outstanding work you do!

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    Troy, that "stacked up" picture is classicly elegant.

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    A fresh bouquet.
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    ....... somewhere there are three bodies running around without and heads!!!!

    Gail, that is a nice trio of heads you have done there. Very clean work.

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    Gail, those are some sweet looking pegheads! Very nice work!

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