Making a mandolin, a courting dulcimer and some more mandolins....
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Sunday, January 06, 2013
I joined the two halves of the belly and thicknessed it down to about 1.8mm. The area for the rosette was then scraped down from the inside to a thickness of around 1mm. The photo shows the lute rosette after the initial cutting out. The paper pattern was glued to the inside and the fragments were cut out with a scalpel. The next step will be to carve the relief (to give an intertwined appearance) and to chip carve a ring around the outside. Once all this is done I can mark out the final size of the belly and get on with finishing the bowl!