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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    In other woodworking, reaction wood, especially limbs, is avoided as the anisotropy makes it unstable after milling. That is, the object may warp. On the other hand, using the whole naturally bent...
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    Re: I want to build a mandolin

    In that we’re really in the 21st century, a CNC mill with enough table capacity, while not a hand tool, enables avoidance of carefully acquired experience. Hand tools, again related to skill, (I...
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    Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    Your lawyers’ offices in Harvard Square became more of a tourist attraction than the other hundred or so cultural and historic places in the immediate vicinity. In the early ‘80s, I actually knew a...
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    Re: I want to build a mandolin

    The pleasure of building from scratch for some is the excuse to buy all sorts of interesting tools. For a single build, the ratio of tool to mandolin cost can be wonderfully high.
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    Re: Shopgoodwill.com Eastman 604

    It is interesting how bidding can go high in the absence of decent photos, descriptions, and any right of return, but I guess there are resellers who are ok with a margin of, say less than 20% below...
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    Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    That’s an amateur take on Robert Service’s poem, ‘The cremation of Sam McGee’ !
    This winter in NE though, is going to be a challenge, with the electric trade association demanding a 100% increase...
  7. Re: Neapolitan Mandolin Build in Naples - November 2022

    What is thought to be the actual issue with metal nuts, or bridge saddles? And why are metal frets not the same problem? Science?
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    Re: Thats a suprise Regal Reverse Scroll

    Gosh! Thread has gone totally tubular!
    This, now somewhat passe expression originated from the California surfing community, relating to the iconic ‘tube’ within which a skilled practitioner might...
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    Re: Humidity?

    Pretty much one would have to have a lot of information, most of which can’t be measured, to predict the cracking potential of even two very similar instruments, so those who have expensive ones,...
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    Re: Mandolin Care?

    Half the folks here with expensive, presumably more fragile instruments will insist that humidity control, and daily storage in a case is vital. Others don’t bother, but that’s about it for...
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    Re: Tell me why not: Carbon fiber bracing.

    Haven’t made any mandolins, but the basic issue in combining dissimilar materials is that bonding two things that have different thermal coefficients of expansion and dimensional changes with ambient...
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    Re: Late 19th Century Mando banjo

    Not a troubadour. Just our old mandolin-playing clown, Pierrot. Not to get too far into this character, but he was international for a very long time, but really superstar grade from about 1880 to...
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    Re: Gibson F-5 neck on Ebay

    Courtesy Terry Southern, ca 1966, neckrophilia. The guy had talent for brilliant tastelessness.
  14. Re: Neck heel crack repair on beater mandolin?

    All of the above, plus-
    The neck might be presently stable and need nothing if the bridge can handle the adjustment.
    Ancient Regals and others that are considered worthwhile still need frequently...
  15. Re: Neck heel crack repair on beater mandolin?

    How is the neck attached on this one? In other words, is there a gluing surface where y’all are proposing to insert glue, or just a big gap?
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    Re: 2-point Orpheum branded Strad-O-lin on eBay

    And just for a footnote, the screws on tuners serve almost no purpose other than keeping the tuners in place when the strings are absent, so 3 or even 1 or 2 would do the job. A dab of glue would be...
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    Re: Ukulele tuned like a mandolin

    I went with the concert (15” scale) and the Aquilas. It’s mandola/viola, but I don’t care since I’m just noodling. Less problem with a too-fragile top string, and amazingly, nice solid sound on the...
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    Re: Washburn Bowl back neck re-set

    Having done “C” twice, once on an American Conservancy bowl back, and about to do it to a zouk, I must have made the major mistakes and now learning the minor ones. “C” is a good bet.
    First, the...
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    Re: 2-point Orpheum branded Strad-O-lin on eBay

    Typically, or at least on mine, there is no reason to use all five screw holes, so the two other locations remain undrilled, unfilled.
    Actually, the older I get, the more tolerant I get, and happy...
  20. Re: lattice or x brace reconstruction on oval hole 1915 Washburn?

    Excellent structural suggestion. Bowl backs also seem to collapse longitudinally, and also have ladder bracing. I think that the soundboard itself, once it warps even a little, loses the primary...
  21. Re: Retailer: W & S 1920s- Any Info? Stromberg-Voisinet

    “Anyway, it does have cracks on the board, which is par for the course but I have the product to fix those with ease“
    Which is what?
    Thanks
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    Re: Bowlback tuner problem

    Coincidences. Just yesterday I finally got my two ACs usable. Both needed surgery, and initially, the fancier (44 rib) one sounded pretty bad. Those are other stories, one needing an added brace,...
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    What, when, where?

    Presently on SGW. Anyone guess the origin?
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    Re: Headstock question

    Or, an elegant mechanical planimeter, a planimeter app, or for the already constructed shape, Archimedes’ dunk in water.
    For some reason, nobody likes my previously suggested way of finding mandolin...
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    Re: Case for Strad-O-Lin

    Mine came new with a minimal brown soft canvas case, end-opening. Most of the last 60 years the SOL has been naked, but it’s a very sturdy thing unaffected by climate. Yours may be more delicate. ...
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