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 Post subject: My first mandolin
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:06 pm 
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The carved back, sides, and neck are ebonized sapele with a carved Sitka top from Alaska Specialty Woods. The top is a hand rubbed burst using everclear and dyes from StewMac. The finish is 3 passes using Ecopoxy.

Now to figure out how to play it, M


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 Post subject: Re: My first mandolin
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:08 pm 
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Pretty sweet !!! Burst is cool. Nice job.


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 Post subject: Re: My first mandolin
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:15 am 
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Looks great - how about a picture of the back?

Did the Ecopoxy dissolve the dyes at all? Did you put anything on first as a sealer? Did you find Ecopoxy in any quantities short of the 50 gallon drum sizes that are offered on Amazon?

Thanks, Ed


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 Post subject: Re: My first mandolin
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:11 am 
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Ruby50 wrote:
Looks great - how about a picture of the back?

Did the Ecopoxy dissolve the dyes at all? Did you put anything on first as a sealer? Did you find Ecopoxy in any quantities short of the 50 gallon drum sizes that are offered on Amazon?

Thanks, Ed


Hi Ed,

Yes, some of the pigments did come off on the application pad. Yes, I sealed the purflings with CA and a q-tip. I had to come back with a sanding stick to clean up the purflings after the first pass with the Ecopoxy.

West Wind Hardwood in Sidney, BC is where I bought my 1L build kit.


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 Post subject: Re: My first mandolin
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:35 pm 
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Oh come on....more photos please!!
Looks nice


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 Post subject: Re: My first mandolin
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:42 pm 
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Oh come on....more photos please!!
Looks nice


Sorry Quine,

I’ll post more when I return from our ski trip.


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