Course: September 2016
David Lai    Eliot New    Giles Patrick    John Stanfield    Antonio Vigil

Instrument details: David Lai - Tenor mandola


Joining the Indian rosewood back

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Thicknessing the back

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Gluing a strengthening strip along the inside of the back join

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David cleans the routed channel ready for the rosette in his white spruce front

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Having installed the herringbone decoration, David planes it flush with the front

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Gluing the back braces

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Gluing the smaller braces first

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Shaping the braces

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David tidies the side to neck join

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Tapping in the frets

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Stringing up "in the white", ie before the finish is applied, allows fine adjustments to be made

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Filling the ends of the fret slots with shellac stick

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Applying the oil finish

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Working the sides

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David's finished mandola

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Course: September 2016
David Lai    Eliot New    Giles Patrick    John Stanfield    Antonio Vigil

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