Building an Octave Mandolin

Most of these photos were taken by our youngest son Garret Nuzzo-Jones.  They show my process of making an Octave Mandolin (or a similar style Mandolin).  If you have any questions about any of this, drop me a note.  I'm also open to any suggestions for improvement of the process or the instrument.  Click on the large image to view a full screen slide show.

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After resawing and thickness sanding the back, sides and soundboard, I'm wetting the sides in preparation for bending

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Placed in bending jig with a silicon heating blanket

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Marrying bridge to body curvature

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After resawing and thickness sanding the back, sides and soundboard, I'm wetting the sides in preparation for bending

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