Octave Mandolin #3: Bending the sides

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Blog entry by Tomy Hovington posted 09-11-2016 03:26 AM 2039 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Making the mold Part 3 of Octave Mandolin series Part 4: Making the Rim »

This is a follow up video on the last one where I was building the mold for this instrument. In this video i’m bending the sides…!!

-- Tomy Hovington

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#1 posted 09-11-2016 06:16 AM

And I thought I did a lot of sanding by hand… You make the bending look so easy, and as I know now it is.. when you practice a bit, the sides are not to thin and not to thick, and have a talent to work with patience! (not one of my best characteristics) Thanks for sharing!

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 09-13-2016 01:33 AM

Nice work, Tony. Is your octave mandolin going to have a sound hole, or only F-holes? I’m thinking no sound hole. I like your setup to make the mold and bend the sides. This ain’t your first rodeo, eh?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Tomy Hovington

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#3 posted 10-06-2016 08:34 PM

The OM will only have F-holes, you are right I’ve build a few instruments… Thanks for your comments

-- Tomy Hovington

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