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    Yesterday, 9:49am
    I was so excited to get my first mandolin completed, that after staining I applied Tried and True available from Stewmac. It's pretty simplistic...
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    Apr-30-2019, 10:03am
    Parker135 replied to a thread truss rods in Builders and Repair
    I agree, assuming the rod is stiff. At the other extreme, a cable, tightening would seem to induce forward bend as it pulls over the curved slot...
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    Apr-29-2019, 1:58pm
    Parker135 replied to a thread truss rods in Builders and Repair
    Jim: It does, and thank you! It looks like that's going to answer my questions, and it appears this can be done without a table saw.
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    Apr-29-2019, 9:22am
    Parker135 replied to a thread truss rods in Builders and Repair
    I assume with the rod set that deep in the neck, it's capped on top with a carefully fitted and glued wooden strip to restore some torsional...
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    Apr-29-2019, 7:55am
    Six tuners, with one unused, on a five string zither banjo is a common setup.
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    Apr-28-2019, 2:58pm
    Parker135 replied to a thread truss rods in Builders and Repair
    That was really helpful. I also read some comments there similar to mine about the action of the bent rod being counter-intuitive. It was...
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    Apr-28-2019, 11:50am
    Parker135 replied to a thread truss rods in Builders and Repair
    Very helpful to see that picture. So what happens when you tighten the curved rod (meaning increased tension)? It looks like it would try to...
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    Apr-27-2019, 4:55pm
    Parker135 replied to a thread truss rods in Builders and Repair
    Please excuse my ignorance, but your post is a perfect opportunity to try to get a better understanding of what's going on. I've built exactly one...
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