Blog #25:The Ledge for the Binding

Blog #25:  The Ledge for the Binding Well, its been awhile since my last blog, I was wanting the last blog to be up for awhile being a finished piece and all..  I do really enjoy creating a piece entirely by hand.  It feels so natural and pleasurable.  Hand tools are extremely efficient when used with skill and experience.  In these next blogs, I feel to focus in on those areas in constructing a mandolin where it may seem too hard to deal with using hand tools. I have an F5 mandolin I am working on and am now completing the ledge where the binding is set.  This may seem a tough spot to use a hand tool for..  I like to use a violin scribing tool and a special chiseling device that I am developing.  This works very efficiently and has no follow up work.  The binding has a consistent thickness all through the entire edge. I hope this blog will encourage makers or those who do not have access to machinery to feel more capable to create a beautiful piece of work using hand tools. Enjoy the pictures! Marty
Scribing top edge

Scribing top edge

 
scribing side edge

scribing side edge

 
special chisel tool

special chisel tool

pops right off

pops right off

fine chisels on scroll

fine chisels on scroll

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