Saturday, November 10, 2012
The mandocello mould takes shape
In the second photo, the mould has been shaped and the recess for the tail block has been cut out. I have also removed a wedge shaped piece to accommodate the fold in the belly (just beyond the bridge). I did most of the shaping with an electric plane and finished off with an electric power file. This made a huge quantity of wood chippings and dust!
I am going to mark the positions of all the ribs before giving the mould a wax coating.