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Friday, November 26, 2004


I've just this minute completed the fitting of the belly, and it's ready to glue on. I had one moment of panic when the masking tape I used to hold it temporarly in place tore a few fibres out of it, but since there is still a final sanding to come it will not be a problem. I will have to watch it later, though, when fitting the bindings. I now have to prepare my makers label and stick it in before the 'lid' finally goes on.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Madeleine Peyroux

Just heard Madeleine Peyroux singing on the radio this evening - nothing to do with mandolins, but I thought she was fabulous.

Monday, November 08, 2004

The belly linings

I fitted these yesterday (see below), fixed on with my collection of sawn-off clothes pegs! I'm still a bit peeved that the neck is a degree or so out of true, but I'll learn for next time - don't trust red cotton....

Fitting the belly linings