Finally, a post!
I'm sorry about my infrequent posting lately. I've got a new baby sister and my head is not on my computer (sorry, Nate)- it's on... something else! The latter I will discuss after the former.
Point #1: My new baby sister!
Her name is Leah Catherine and she is a girl. Girls, if you are reading, you may want to check out Mom's blog for details. The information I am currently giving will be sufficient for us guys. :-) She came a couple days ago on February 1st, delivered by an army of four midwives! This is the first time that has ever happened! Anyway, I forgot all the details, but she is very cute and I spend as much time with her as I can, so I am sure she will like bluegrass music. (If you don't follow my good logic, that's alright.)
Here are some pictures for y'all:
|My cousin. Salinn holding her. Yep, she likes western stuff too.|
|Lydia holding her.|
Point #2: A mandolin
My latest project is a mandolin. It's not just a mandolin - it's a Kentucky Bluegrass F-style mandolin. That's the way I like mandolin. I'm just in the starting stages right now. I got some plans off the web and since the site is obsolete, I have hosted them here. The plans are 25 pages pieced together to make one big one. I pieced the upper four together as that is the art I am working on first. I am practicing on a piece of plywood. I'm making the final one in spruce. Below are some pictures of what I've been doing. Also, I added a new page to my blog with (seemingly) helpful webpages. If any of you find the template for the top arch profile, I'd be really grateful.
|Sorry it's rotated wrong. This is the plan set.|
|The part of the plans I am working on.|
|Can you see the fine outline from the carbon paper? They are not easy to see in the picture.|
|Roughing it out with the jigsaw.|
|Getting to the finer aspects with the scroll saw.|
|Finished! Note: This is a prototype.|