Gluing the Back

July 17...

Here I am gluing the back onto the rest of the body. I used my "staple trick" once again to position the back for gluing. That, and lots of clamps!


July 18th...Look below ---- I finally have an entire mandolin body!!!! I have trimmed the overhang of the top and back, using my mini-drawknife, small carving chisels, and diamond needle files.



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