Greetings from the Macica Workshop.. Well, we here in upstate New York, have had a mild winter thus far. It is just now starting to get cold and show some snow. I will admit though, that I have not minded winter taking its time to come.
As you know, last week we did the Bill Monroe Tribute at Caffe Lena and had a nice time reminiscing about Mr. Monroe and playing and listening to his music. I appreciate all that came out for that. It was a lot of fun. I wanted to post some pictures, but lo and behold my cameras' battery ran out after I had taken some video on it. There was a very nice lady there that said she was going to send me the video/pics of what she took... so I will wait for those to arrive and then perhaps post on the Blog.
In the Workshop, I am gluing the fingerboard onto the next mandolin I have been working on. I use pins to hold the fingerboard in place when I am gluing it. I make a special flat board for clamping with, that is cut a little away to let the pine protrude. I then hand drill the pine hole where the fret slots are. After that, I clean up any glue overflow with my mini plane. Now, I am ready to finish up the binding. Until next time..
Wood for clamp
Cleaning up before Binding