Written by Marty June 1, 2011
Blog #11: Finished binding and Flattening the Fingerboard
Howdy all! Well, I have finished all the steerhorn binding on the commission
instrument that I am working on... and soon it will be time for varnish. This
is the part where it seems like a lump of clay and there is a beautiful mandolin
under all those rough edges.
I also will be putting the frets in shortly. Right now I am doing step two
of the flattening process...which involves flattening the ebony fingerboard
and binding and then pressing the frets in. Still working on some re-finishing
repairs as well. I am also building a brick planter to the right of the workshop porch
area. I will send pics when it is finished!
Keep on pickin! Marty