Exact cnc carving on F-5 scroll does nearly all the work.  Click on the image above to see Mandolin Gallery.
H-5 scroll.  Click on the image above to see Mandola Gallery.

CNC Carving Service*

You provide the wood, I carve it.

A great way to save countless hours of work and ensure your instrument sounds spectacular.


If you need wood I am happy to recommend Old Standard Wood** (click on link) as a supplier.  John Griffin has sent me many sets of wood over the years and it has consistently been high quality at a good price.  John will send it directly to me and once the plates are carved I will deliver it to you.

**please read terms and conditions at bottom of page
**Smith Creek does not guarantee your wood or wood shipped by any supplier including Old Standard Wood, to be free of defects that may present during carving
F-5 Mandolin Top or Back, CNC Carving
CNC carve your wood inside and outside.  Tops are left .030" thicker than standard Loar specs backs are .020" over.

The outline, arching and graduations were developed after personally studying and drawing 10 Loar Mandolins.

CNC Carving Service - Mandolin Top or back, $80

Add f-holes for $15

H-5 Mandola Top or Back, CNC Carving
CNC carve your wood, inside and outside.  Tops are left .030" thicker than standard Loar specs backs are .020" over.

The outline, arching and graduations were developed after personally studying and drawing one of the few Loar Mandolas in existence.

CNC Carving Service - Mandola Top or Back, $85

CNC Cut f-holes for $15

Archtop Guitar Plate Carving
You provide the wood, I carve top and back plates designed to work perfectly with Benedetto Plans available through Stewart MacDonald Supply.

Top or Back Plate, $175


Top and Back set, $300

 

CNC Cut f-holes, $15

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
- when joined, minimum dimensions of rough wood must be 17" x 6" x 7/8"
- if the wood you send is not suitable for carving you will be contacted and have the option of having your wood returned at your expense including shipping and handling
- Smith Creek does not guarantee your wood or wood shipped by any supplier including Old Standard Wood, to be free of defects
- if a defect is discovered while preparing the wood for carving you will be contacted to discuss options
- if a defect is discovered after carving begins, carving will be completed and you will be charged for carving services