Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mandolin Back

I'v now made a matching cherry back with seem supports, and sized it for the body. It'll be glued at a later date.
Todd Plummer

Neck Support

Closer view of neck block. This block recives the mortise and tennon for the neck.
Todd Plummer

Mandolin Body

Here's my mandolin body with neck support and purfling added.
Todd Plummer

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I'm building a custom cigar box mandolin for a client in AZ. Here's the dovetailed box for the body. It's a trapezoid, made of cherry.
Todd Plummer

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Rented a trencher for laying out the irrigation around the patio cover. Here is the first of several trenches.
Todd Plummer

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Finally over this illness and getting back to work. Here are the shelves I've been working on. Still need to make some feet, and then finish them.
Todd Plummer

Friday, March 12, 2010

Drum heads

Just as a rule of thumb... If you play your drums on an average scale, you need to replace the heads more than once every four to six years. I see way to many repairs that come through my shop that still have the Logo heads on a drum kit that is four or more years old. Old heads loose their resiliance and degrade over time. You are playing with diminished sustain and resonance. Your lesson to learn- CHANGE YOUR HEADS! As a suggestion, with heavy daily playing; change the batter every six months, change the res once a year. For those of you recording, do it more often. And don't be afraid to experiment with different heads. That's why they're out there. You may find some random head that you really love.