Blog #29: Inlay

Blog #29: Inlay

Well, I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving visiting family and friends.  In the shop, after I finish cutting out the inlay, I will sandwich the ebony veneers on both sides of the peg head.  First, I attach a piece of tracing paper onto the peg head to line up the inlay veneer. Then, I cut out the outline with a bow saw which is a pleasure to use. Hand tools work best for me because I can go right to the project at hand without any jigs or clamping.  Next, I’m on to the binding and will feature that aspect in my next blog.

I’ll write again soon!

Martin

*You will be able to see this mandolin at the Joe Val Festival in Framingham Mass. in late February.

Clamping  veneer

Clamping veneer

 

 

Gramercy Bow saw

Gramercy Bow saw

Preparing back veneer

Preparing back veneer

Bending the ebony

Bending the ebony

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