Blog #31:Putting in the Neck

Blog #31:  Putting in the Neck Hello everyone!   I think winter is finally upon us.  In the shop, I'm finishing up the binding on the head stock of a mandolin and now it's time to put the neck in.  I fit it in the same way I do it on the violin.  I tenon it in with a perfect fit with the mortise.  A good fit is very important to the transmission of sound. The heal is a significant part of the holding strength of the neck.  I am getting the fingerboard ready as well.  Enjoy the pics! Until next time, Martin
mortise cut

mortise cut

 
Coping saw

coping saw

Neck is glued in.      

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