Today in the shop... In the last 24 I added the fretboard extender and glued the fretboard on the 3 mandolin. In the following days I'll be working on the final shaping of the neck and also do the binding on the peghead. I'm also extremely happy to see how the Abalone inlay looks on the one mando (second pic).
I've been busy with making the fretboards and inlaying. All the inlay was hand cut and carefully fitted, then the fretboards were radiused, binded and fretted. I am now working on the fretboard extenders to glue the fretboards on. Although there isn't mush left to do at this point, it will be time consuming because I'm entering the finishing stages. So I think those Mandolin should be finish somewhere in mid January to early February.
Tomy Hovington Luthier