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    Re: Unusual maple grain pattern

    Keep that friend.
    Bill
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    Re: Unusual maple grain pattern

    $4 a board foot is cheap for that wood.
    Bill
  3. Re: What should I do with this interesting and great sounding man

    Whoever took the back off did you no favors. It has moved and does not match the sides any more. It will take a complex jig and clamping system to get it back right.
    So, the neck join has been...
  4. Thread: skill share

    by billhay4
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    Re: skill share

    Cool.
    Bill
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    Re: What’s going on with this bridge?

    I agree. The saddle appears to be sagging. Replace it.
    Bill
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    Re: Keep Rigel or learn on different instrument?

    You'll learn with the thick neck. Else, you could have a luthier thin it for you.
    I'd keep this one.
    Bill
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    Re: Sapele end block grain orientation?

    If you resaw and laminate, you avoid any issue here at all. That's what I would do.
    Bill
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    Re: Kerman Mandolin copy by Mintu Biswas

    I'm not finding this thread, Tom, with the pictures of your instrument. Could you provide a link?
    Bill
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    Re: My aquisitions since one year ago

    Well, Slim,
    You're on a roll.
    Bill
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    Re: Simpson mandolin in NZ Red Beech

    I, too, would like to hear this lovely instrument.
    Bill
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    Re: Guitar Bodied Mandola

    Nice design and nice work.
    Bill
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    Re: Burtenshaw Mandolin #15...

    That's some striking walnut you found. Nice.
    Bill
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    Re: Fan-fret mandocello build

    Nice workmanship. Good deep bassy sound.
    Bill
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    Re: curly maple wood description

    Ditto what thistle3585 says.
    Bill
  15. Thread: Opus mandolin

    by billhay4
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    Re: Opus mandolin

    Nice ax.
    Bill
  16. Re: How to adjust the bridge on a fanned fret 10 string mandolin?

    I agree with the luthier that it will improve the sound of the instrument as it will give the larger strings extra scale length which is desirable. I also agree it isn't that hard to get used to. I...
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    Re: Old reddish / pink glue? (NMC)

    The resorcinol I used back in the day to make canoe paddles was pretty much pure brown after it cured. No pink or reddish tint.
    Bill
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    Re: Early medieval lute and kwitra

    I suspect he wonders of the staves of the backs are coved.
    Just a guess.
    Bill
  19. Thread: Hardwood tops

    by billhay4
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    Re: Hardwood tops

    Brian's instrument doesn't look like a hardwood top to me. If so, it's very clear grain hardwood.
    Bill
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    Re: My first mandolin

    Ditto.
    Enjoy it.
    Bill
  21. Thread: two mocha

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    Re: two mocha

    Nice, Diptanshu,
    What language is he singing in? Hindi?
    Bill
  22. Re: check this out, Rahim AlHaj NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    Thanks for posting this. What a beautiful instrument (looks and sound).
    Bill
  23. Re: New video of the French lefthander who makes his mandolins

    Jean-Luc,
    Good to see you back.
    Nice sounding instrument.
    Bill
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    Re: New Kelley mandolin violin style

    Very nice, Skip.
    Bill
  25. Thread: CF and wood?

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    Re: CF and wood?

    I would be wary of trying this. You'd probably want to use a vacuum setup to get a good bond with the top. But the real issue as I see it is sound. You really have no idea how the CF will affect the...
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