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Finishing Mandy's/Grey Fox Festival PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty   
Friday, 13 July 2012 16:58

Hello everyone!  Its a few days before Grey Fox and I continue to finish up these mandolins.

The mandolins in this picture are taped off, sealed and ready for color.

In this pic, the color is now applied!

I have also cleaned up the binding.  I like how the F-model looks like it is on fire.  I love it when I can let the beauty of the wood come through.  Now I will spend the rest of the time buffing out the varnish and putting on the hardware.

 
New A-style Mandolins/Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty   
Friday, 06 July 2012 17:41

Greetings from the Workshop! Okay...you are all probably wondering where I disappeared to?  Well....besides being busy in the shop, summer activities with our church community and home, family visiting from out of town, and the normal activities of our daily life.... I have not had any length of time for blogging... this not being any grand excuse, but there it is.  Now...to catch you up with workshop news from the last couple weeks....

Tuning the plate

As you know, I have been working on a A-style mandolin for a certain favorite mandolin player.  It is going very well, and I am pleased with the progress.

Cutting Steer horn for the binding

The A-style mandolin thus far

I have also been busy working on some new A-style base models for the upcoming festival.  I will have two of these mandolins to sell at my booth.  I am very excited about these base models because I am delivering a quality, master craft instrument in our present slow economy that is affordable.

A-style base models in the white

I am also finishing up another F-style mandolin that will be ready and for sale at the festival as well.

New F-style in the white

This mandolin will be joining the three other F-style mandolins that are all trimmed out in real Steer horn binding.

So....as you can see, I have been real busy in the workshop and am looking forward to

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival on July 19-22. (see link for festival info)

I hope to see all you mandolin players at the festival and look forward to visiting with you at my booth.

Take Care,

Martin

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 06 July 2012 18:33
 
Blog #64: Repairs and Tops of Mandolins PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty   
Monday, 04 June 2012 14:37

Hello everyone!  It has been a while since I last blogged.  It has been a busy week of repairs from local schools ect.. to finish up in the shop.

I am still making progress on the A-style mandolin.  I have finished the arching on both the top and the back.

 
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