I just set up a 2 rail sweep to match the width of the 8 leg blanks.(plus a minor over run)
Set blocks on the table to push the blanks against for registration
Clamped the blanks together and ran machine relief in raster across the 8 blanks. I also clamped dunage (scrap 1x4) on the sides to control chip out
Rotated each blank 90° re-clamped and re-ran the toolpath, repeated for all sides
You will see I left an inch or so on the end to keep the blanks in the horizontal plane, which were removed at the mitre saw later
This is a more efficient way to cut tapered legs than using the indexer
is any one working on mandolin construction?
Rcnewcomb wrote:is any one working on mandolin construction?
I have a mandolin restoration project waiting to get on the bench
What makes it worth restoring?
Rcnewcomb wrote:What makes it worth restoring?
The experience that I gain by doing it. I need to practice on many, many lesser quality instruments before would consider touching a Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F-5.
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