Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023
Started design on QCad. [40098C9E-87A0-4304-9D8E-8F575AAD49E1.jpeg]Neck and head design. Started thinking about the cutting sequence for the neck. 
I mapped (hand sketched) out the final contour lines on the top surface, then scraped the inner surface to get to the final thicknesses. The most e...
Well, the last exercise on the outer surface was a mistake. I should have left well enough alone. There's way too much material removed by drilling...
Thought I was done with the top surface, but I checked my references and discovered I forgot something. There’s a narrow recessed area on the outer...
Finally finished the top surface shaping, so it’s time to start on the slope at the neck interface. This is the surface on which the fretboard will...
Down to where I can see the bottom of the depth limit holes so I marked each one with a pencil. [17268FC9-78C5-42FF-BA75-F7B66E8F91E2.jpeg] After m...
Before I started another mess, I marked out some strategic lines for checking the shape. Also, I cut off the neck at the 12th fret position. This i...
It’s like one of those cool pictures in a woodworking magazine! [0B5CCDFC-A7B3-4F1E-8714-DC50CFACCC3F.jpeg] The shallowest holes in the middle have...
Before I get out the sharp tools, Thought I’d cut out some profile templates to check the progress as I go. I know…procrastination. Just let’s get ...
Set the quill stop using the gauge. Start with the shallowest holes and work outward from the middle. That way if you get lost (I did). You won’t d...
I’m starting a new instrument project. This one is SN19, Model “Cobh”; A Celtic Style Mandolin. The Celtic style includes a carved soundboard with ...