Octave Mandolin #13: Hand cut Mother of Pearl inlay

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Blog entry by Tomy Hovington posted 11-15-2017 05:08 AM 2928 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Making the neck for the octave mandolin Part 13 of Octave Mandolin series Part 14: How to make a Dovetail neck joint by hand »

Here is the latest part of the custom Octave mandolin build. In this Video I’m hand cutting custom MoP from blanks to then inlay them into a Ebony Veneer on the Peg Head.

Check out the video..

-- Tomy Hovington

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#1 posted 11-15-2017 06:48 AM

I watched this video with respect! I would need to buy new reading glasses first for even seeing what would be going on. Having the talent to work with such precision, beating a CNC or laser engraver with just a saw and a dremel… wow!

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#2 posted 11-16-2017 02:49 PM

Excellent video. Have you considered using a classical marquetry approach to create the inlaid design? Just a thought.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#3 posted 03-02-2020 10:01 AM

Nice blog post. Google Thanks for sharing.

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