Hand Crafted Mandolins
By Johnny Adams
Figure 1-A: Cut to shape with band saw and truss rod groove cut with table saw.
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Figure 1-E: Side material cut and ready to bend. This is done with a propane torch into a 1.5 in electrical conduit and bending the wood over it.
Figure 1-D: Point blocks, headblock and tailpiece block cut out on bandsaw.
Figure 1-C: Overlays added and truss rod installed.
Figure 1-B: Ears added and truss rod installed.
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