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 […]

Table saw caddy

The design parameters I’m using for “The Thula” mandolin necessitated a table saw caddy.

The issue was that I needed a tool to allow for accurate cuts on my neck block since the nature of this adaptation is to use a M & T neck joint. A typical mandolin uses a dovetail joint at 5.5 […]