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    Feb-17-2019, 1:05am
    My Stew-Mac kit was 15-ish years ago, so things might have changed. But back then the binding channels were definitely not already cut. The top and...
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    Feb-14-2019, 12:57am
    I always set my strap to place the instrument in roughly the same position as it would rest seated. Except for electric bass. The higher the bass,...
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    Feb-09-2019, 8:55pm
    I had a similar problem and posted a thread seeking advice. Here's the thread from (yikes!) ten years ago :disbelief: :disbelief: :disbelief: if...
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    Feb-04-2019, 9:20pm
    Walt replied to a thread String choice in Builders and Repair
    I don’t have any recommendations, but D’Addario’s string tension calculator is great tool for coming up with string gauges for oddball scale lengths....
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    Feb-01-2019, 9:31pm
    Walt replied to a thread Build Question in Builders and Repair
    If Ken says the bridge is ebony, I’m sure it is. I should add this: my kit was the Saga mandolin kit, which I’ve read was what IV uses. However, it’s...
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    Feb-01-2019, 2:36pm
    Walt replied to a thread Build Question in Builders and Repair
    I think $350-$400 would be a better price. I think you'll be over $200 in just materials. The IV kit is $150. Shipping from IV is $15. It will be $20...
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    Jan-31-2019, 10:46pm
    Walt replied to a thread Build Question in Builders and Repair
    Are you talking price for the entire mandolin, or price for just the inlay work? I’m assuming that you’re asking about how much to charge for the...
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    Jan-30-2019, 3:01pm
    Walt replied to a thread Kit mandolin help in Builders and Repair
    I came across this on photo on the Grizzly website. Maybe it will be of help. Unfortunately, there was no instructional manual on the site. It kind...
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    Jan-24-2019, 10:42pm
    Heck yeah! I could use a little trip out to Asheville. And I’ll bring a whole case of PBR if you’ll show me the giant bandsaw.
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    Jan-23-2019, 10:17pm
    I swung over to Shreveport tonight to pick up the old Walker Turner table saw. Itís a model 1180B, but Iím not sure which year (somewhere in the 40s,...
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