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    Re: Uh oh THE Gibson may have a problem

    Dibbs on "AND"!
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    Re: Arthritis pain relief

    (<.3% THC) CBD oil worked wonders for my lower back pain by reducing inflammation with zero negative side effects. This is the product I used. http://truorganicsco.com/ I say used because although...
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    Re: binding channel cutting options

    Here's my current set-up. I've tried various ways of routing the binding rabbet but this is my favorite. The router table method is also very good and I will second that a Dremel is under powered for...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    I agree that without a physical explanation, time or playing or time+playing having a perceived affect on the tone of an instrument is only anecdotal. That doesn't prove that it does not exist, only...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Pirsig, a tragically misunderstood intellectual giant.
    God rest his soul.
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Personally, I hold the scientific method in high regard in its ability to determine objective reality. The issue, as I see it, is that "good" tone cannot, to my knowledge be objectively defined. The...
  7. Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    That could be arranged.
  8. Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    The Club Jazz has 10% more air volume than an F5 and a larger vibrating area of the top. This results in a main air resonance of a 4th octave C which gives it more warmth and sustain than my F...
  9. Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    That is one ingredient in my "secret sauce." There are a number of innovations regarding tone that I have developed over the years. I happen to have just talked about some of them on the blog page of...
  10. Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    Thanks everyone for the enthusiastic reception of my jazz model mandolins! I carried the concept for these "J-models" around in my head for many years and was finally able to make them a reality a...
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    Re: Finger plane question

    I sent you a PM.
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    Re: Finger plane question

    Hey John, I also happen to live near a Blue Heron hatchery. (A natural nesting area) It is in the woods along the Beaver River which is quite navigable by canoe. If I didn't see it, I never would...
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    Re: Finger plane question

    Thanks Daryl. The inlay (a Great Blue Heron) was actually designed by the customer of this "Club Jazz" model. I executed it using various shell types, 18k gold for the beak and eyeball and Sterling...
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    Re: Finger plane question

    I think you'll find that every luthier has his/her favourite so you will have to discover yours through some trial and error. For what it's worth, my favourite fingerplane, out of about a half dozen...
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    Re: Shop organization, layout suggestions

    I like to keep as many of my tools as possible on the walls above my benches. This way they are easily and quickly accessible and are also easy to put away. I learned this from guitarmaker Grit...
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    Re: Why no narrow nut options?

    I'm sure that most small shops and independent luthiers would be willing and able to make a custom mandolin with the nut width of your choosing.
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    Re: Roland White Web Site?

    I wonder if he has the same server as Kate Lee and Forrest O'Connor www.kateandforrest.com as their website seams to be down as well?
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    Re: Fret Dressing?

    Oh, I missed that one.
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    Re: Fret Dressing?

    The frets in the photo look like tang frets to me.
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    Re: Nut question

    Hi Cary.
    To check if the nut slots are too low, fret the string just ahead of the second fret then check the gap between the top of the first fret and the bottom of the string. There should be the...
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    Re: Machine Head Upgrade Question

    It's possibly an error in measuring but who knows what spacing an off shore shop is using.
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    Re: Machine Head Upgrade Question

    Yeah, that's another good way. I do that whenever I have the tuners in my hand. It eliminates the possibility that the hole spacing is altering the proper spacing. Of course, use the calipers at the...
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    Re: Machine Head Upgrade Question

    I found that the best way to measure the tuner spacing is to measure the outside posts center to center and divide by 3 (the number of spaces) I find this to be more accurate than trying to measure...
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    Re: A Titebond Glue Question

    The test I use to use when I was using Titebond was to rub some of the glue between my fore finger and thumb. It should feel smooth and creamy and remain that way. If it starts to break down and form...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Yes, hang in there Ivan. We all want you to beat this.
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