Blog #11:Finished binding and Flattening the Fingerboard

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
finished with binding

finished with binding

 

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