19.44 degrees

Here’s a look at the neck block mock-up cut and placed in the rim tooling, and what it took to get it to that point! And, hey, I still have all my fingers!!!

It turns out I needed 19.44 degrees taken off each side to get the necessary angle.

I’ll cut the actual block […]

Anatomy of a new design

The next mandolin is underway!

This will be a special project because the name of this instrument will be “The Thula.” Thula was my grandmother’s name on my dad’s side of the family, she was an accomplished violinist and her story is remarkable. As each step is completed on this prototype I’ll post some pictures of her and of my dad’s […]