Lathe made musical instruments

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Lathe made musical instruments

Postby Matthew Dirks » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:13 pm

I recently got a wood lathe... I love working with it and have gotten rather good with it. Now I would like to see what everyones thoughts are on turning a frying pan style mandolin. Lets see what everyone has to say about the idea.
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Re: Lathe made musical instruments

Postby Dan Pennington » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:56 am

Intrigued by your idea. Tell me more about your design.
I've seen stuff about turning two banjo or uke necks simultaneously on a lathe, but nothing about mandolin type bodies on a lathe.
I turn banjo rims on a lathe. Are you talking about making the mandolin sides like a banjo rim?
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Re: Lathe made musical instruments

Postby Bob Hammond » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:37 am

Hi Matthew,

I've been thinking about what could be made with my lathe as well. There are articles for ocarinas and flutes. For the mandolin, you could do a layered glueup for the body.
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Re: Lathe made musical instruments

Postby Harmon Gladding » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:02 pm

I've use the lathe to make a mandolin arm rest.
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