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 Post subject: The curly parts
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:27 pm 
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Wow! Just noticed this new forum. Glad it is here. Been wanting to ask this: those curly body sections near the neck joint, is that a carved solid piece? How do you finish in the tight spaces? I favor harp guitars, some like the Gibson feature tight body spirals and I was wonder how this was done ( and finished).


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 Post subject: Re: The curly parts
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:17 am 
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Hey Mike!

I just got some Mando books today and the curly bits seem to all be solid. Looks like the curl and neck are a single block.

One of the books has a picture of a Knutsen harp-mandolin. Maybe that should be your next project.

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 Post subject: Re: The curly parts
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 Post subject: Re: The curly parts
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For the mandolin scrolls, I brush a coupla coats of varnish in the slot and after that whatever gets in there from spraying is it. I sand once with small sticks with 120 stuck to them before finishing, and leave it after that.


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 Post subject: Re: The curly parts
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Mike Lindstrom wrote:
Hey Mike!

I just got some Mando books today and the curly bits seem to all be solid. Looks like the curl and neck are a single block.

One of the books has a picture of a Knutsen harp-mandolin. Maybe that should be your next project.

Mike

The scroll is partially solid. here are some shots below that show it better. One is from Roger Siminoff and the other i don't know but this will give you an idea..mike


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 Post subject: Re: The curly parts
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Mike O'Melia wrote:
those curly body sections near the neck joint, is that a carved solid piece? How do you finish in the tight spaces?




Welcome to the forum Mike.

Regarding finishing in tight spaces....me use crayons. Been using them since me was a kid...work great.

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