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Saturday, November 10, 2012

The mandocello mould takes shape

 Here is the mandocello  mould with all the infill pieces glued in place. These were cut out with a band-saw and thicknessed on a drum sander before gluing in place with Titebond.

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.

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