Adams Mandolin - process1

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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