Greetings from The Macica Workshop! Well, Spring is here, and in between work projects in the shop, we have been busy getting our gardens ready…..
Taking care of our baby goats that were born last month…..
and just enjoying the beauty of Spring!
In the Workshop:
I am working on finishing up a mandolin commission as well as some new mandolins that I will be bringing to Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in July.. (click on link for more information about the festival)
Here, I am bending the ebony for the back of the head-stocks….
Next, I clamp them in place.
I will continue to work on the fingerboards and head-stocks…and post the progress next time.
Other Workshop Projects:
I have just finished up a commission with my son, Josiah to make a handmade “folk art” style chess set for a friend of ours. While I worked on the chess board and box/drawers, Josiah hand-carved all the figures and did the finish work on them. Here are some pictures of the process….
I just finished up with the Mandolin Building Class that I was teaching through Northeast Woodworkers Association. All the men in the class were a pleasure to work with and have done a fine job with building their instruments. Here are some photos from the last few classes:
Thanks for all your hard work and for your interest in learning the process of mandolin making. Look forward to another class soon!
As a side note: I have added pictures to the “classes” tab on our website….Feel free to take a look! I think I have all the classes posted on there now. http://macica.com/ Next one to be offered will be Dreadnought Guitar Building through Maplewood Center for Common Craft (Class is full).
Well, I think that is all the updates for now. Enjoy your Spring/Summer!
Until next time,