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  1. Re: What was your biggest challenge in making an F style mandolin

    I would go with binding as well. look at the difference between an F and an A, binding on the A, once around , on th eF all those miters and isn't a 45 anywhere, then the scroll,
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    Re: Siminoff F5 Kit

    I bought a stew mac kit, and messed up so many things that i just used it for templates. I have made one A, and 3 F's from scratch but still use rogers book as my reference
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    Re: torrified wood woes

    well , this can be case closed, It won't be anything I will be using again. although i may experiment with some other spruces,, I currently have a piece of italian spruce from a fiddly builder I...
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    Re: torrified wood woes

    hogo.
    actually when I felt it break, for one second i thought of gluing it back together, maybe could have learned some repair work, but I knew I would never used it so I actually flex it until it...
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    Re: torrified wood woes

    thanks fellas. i did play a few Martin guitars at Elerlys that they used T.. tops and they were very nice. When I was shopping for wood there wasn't a big difference in price, so I tried. I have a...
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    torrified wood woes

    I was the guy who ordered a mando top in torrified, and as I was taking down the outside, a sap pocket showed up, between where the f holes would be, and the side. The supplier replaced it, and I...
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    Re: inlay replacement problem

    agreed. I had an apprentice before I retired, and he came up to me bathed in sweat, and looked near tears, . He told me he screwed something , up so I said , lets go have a look. he did, and we...
  8. Thread: knot in top

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    Re: knot in top

    I want to close this thread out, Tracy from "American Tonewoods "sent me a new top free of charge, I mam greatful for the companys cust service, and will call on them again. I wanted to do this so as...
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    Re: inlay replacement problem

    got it, my soldering iron would not work, so I started drilling small holes in inlay, to larger ones, it fragmented, allowing me to dig it out, cut a new piece and it is in, thanks
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    Re: inlay replacement problem

    this is only my 5th mando, and a friend has built 75. I told him about how frustrated I would get and even angry. He told me this. Many times you will get done with a project and then put your hands...
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    Re: inlay replacement problem

    thanks much, perhaps I will try a soldering gun
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    inlay replacement problem

    I am doing a neck with block pattern I inlayed the neck, sanded flat, then cut the fingerboard out, This is where I noticed the 7th fret is just a little out of center , and over to the right too...
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    peghead overlay

    I am getting ready to put on my peghead veneer , and think I am going to do what I did on the last one. On my last one, I undercut the veneer, so I would not have to route it for binding. It was cut...
  14. Thread: italian spruce

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    Re: italian spruce

    I will be getting this , friday. I have heard a term in this thread that I don't believe i have heard before ,, " headroom"
  15. Thread: italian spruce

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    Re: italian spruce

    okay , just was curious if it was something anyone used, if it was problematic, desirable undesirable,I had a friend here who liked Carpathian spruce, . It is such a long process to do a build to get...
  16. Thread: italian spruce

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    italian spruce

    have a friend who is a fiddle maker.,who has a lot of curly maple for me to look at, but also asked if I would like to try a piece of Italian spruce for a mando, that he was going to use fr a viola...
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    Re: curly maple wood description

    It could be said as well, that I have only built 4 mandos, ( one on the way), and have used sitka for the tops, and maple everywhere else which could have contibuted to the similar sound in results...
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    Re: curly maple wood description

    I have, a piece of bearclaw I bought from him a long time ago , I need to find a mando reason for,haha
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    Re: curly maple wood description

    one other question is there a preference form hard to soft maple? I have a nice piece of hard maple I purchased years ago from Rare Earth. I guess I could see a benefit in the neck for structural...
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    Re: curly maple wood description

    ah so sap wood both sides, gives me more options on jointing, correct?. thank you
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    curly maple wood description

    in the middle of a bild right now, but always looking at wood. on curlymaple.com, What is meant by sapwood one side, or sapwood 2 sides? should either be avoided?
  22. Re: inlaying on wood other then ebony, ( lighter color)

    thanks john
  23. inlaying on wood other then ebony, ( lighter color)

    This year for Christmas, I have made my wife a new cutting board w/ alternating woods, mahongany and maple. I intend to inlay her name and the year into the wood ( one of the sides), In ebony, I...
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    Re: Advice for Sound board flexibility.

    I do deflection tuning as well . You may find some on youtube, what I do, Is I have a jig that puts weight( I would have to look that up), on where the bridge would be replicating the string load. I...
  25. Thread: knot in top

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    Re: knot in top

    they are sending me a new top, and I think as i stated, I sent them pictures one night, and got a response the next morning. I think in any business, a number of things can and will go wrong. I...
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