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    Re: Tuner hole jig won't sit flush

    Analysis correct. Surgical treatment correct. The jig should not be longer than tuner plates for this reason. If you don’t care to bevel the end or chop it off, you will have to make, preferably, a...
  2. Re: New player with new instrument headache!

    Just a wild guess that wrong strings could be on, courtesy the last owner. Sometimes people will attempt unusual tunings. A harmonic sounding stronger than a fundamental could be a clue. Of course...
  3. Re: Stewmac router binding jig - experiences anyone?

    There are coarse screws for endgrain. I think designed for particleboard, so search that, but glue should be fine because there’s a lot of area. If still concerned, corner blocks and small angle...
  4. Re: Gibson is preparing to sell NFTs of its most famous models

    Henry Gibson? He left us in 2009, mostly did comedy, not finance. Henry J, ex CEO? He’s now in healthcare, where the historic characteristics you mention are more than acceptable. Some other...
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    Re: This isn't right is it?

    From your prior posts it appears that this is a used instrument, so we can suppose that any change in the top with time has already happened, so getting the bridge to fit wouldn’t be wasted effort. ...
  6. Re: Gibson is preparing to sell NFTs of its most famous models

    Today’s other incomprehensible story involves a large white hat, an NFT, an oddball cryptocurrency and a recent First Lady’s auction. Seems that there was a problem.
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    Re: No brace bowl back soundboard - ?

    199106Ok friends, back at the bench. Overall before taking apart, the ‘soundpost’ best viewed from outside, the distinctive headstock carving. Photos with the endoscope only show that post, it’s...
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    Re: Heat gun in steel pipe?

    Not dispensing medical advice, but the operating temperature of a bender is much too low, red heat or above gives significant vapor of Zn, ZnO from galvanize or brass. Welders working galvanized...
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    Re: Heat gun in steel pipe?

    Watlow heaters UK. I bought most of our cartridge heaters from this company. Generally pretty inexpensive. These come any length, diameter, shell.Most are sold as components, so you have to add a...
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    No brace bowl back soundboard - ?

    This week’s mystery 8 string thing, previously pictured but not identified here, is now somewhat apart and in process, the neck repair being necessary.
    Internal inspection shows no evidence of top...
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    Re: Heat gun in steel pipe?

    Hard to believe disposable cylinder household propane torches are rare, but I’ll take your word. But you definitely are not looking in the right places for electrical heating elements. Wouldn’t...
  12. Re: Question About Carlo Bruno mandolin from Torino, Italy.

    Just started today on this week’s mystery bowlback, neck reset plus, and glad it’s neither valuable nor someone else’s! These things are not designed for taking apart without violence.
  13. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    My mandola’s name is Nelson. Nobody so far thinks it’s cute.
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    Re: Ebay: Copy of a Lloyd Lane!

    I do wish someone had taken the time to post the pictures from the ad for posterior.

    Have the feeling that’s the fate of a lot of stuff I write.
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    Re: Uneven frets...done deliberately??

    “Player didn’t notice…”. I guess if the new ones were level (with eachother) and the nut possibly raised, the instrument should play, which has me thinking about other arrangements for fret heights,...
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    Re: Nut file sizes

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    A foot in several camps here. An antique technology buff, and tool accumulator/user with an enjoyment of make-do that often looks like being really frugal, I also was a specialized...
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    Re: H 1 mandola on SGW

    The decomposition is internal to the material, not a surface interaction, like say oxidation, so coating or sealing will not help. Even on something as thin as nitrate movie film, diffusing something...
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    Re: Internal vs external K& K piezo

    Way back when a piezo was a $1.98 clipon that went on an f-hole, and had no cable connector to mount, the removability was handy, as was tunability. If one is concerned about the delicate finishes on...
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    Two more this week from SGW. One may not have even been a mandolin, the other French-style from Vietnam. Will be lots of fun learning what they might do, and helping them recover from whatever ills...
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    Re: Shaping an archtop

    Re. The Sawstop. In addition to cost and hubris, I think the inventor’s attempt to get legislation to mandate his design was offensive, although very American. If, instead, the technology was made...
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    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    Interesting link to Jake’s site. He waxed effusive about this uke, so maybe Tuturro stumbled into something, but something best left to injection molding. I’m thinking about how the staves (ribs)...
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    Re: Nut file sizes

    May have asked this before: If the nut grooves are ok, but, as common, all are too high, why not just carefully sand the bottom rather than take on the skilled filing job?. Of course, I’ve done...
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    Re: Beginner staining & finishing

    Does better with spilled booze?
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    Re: Shaping an archtop

    Fox, don’t go away, you’re not being dissed. I read this forum as at least half amateur builders, players who are curious or have a problem to solve, and some like me, who do make other sorts of...
  25. Re: got a live one here folks, and he is coming in hot

    Guilt by association. The eq-preamp panel is so common on low-end instruments that, like a too glossy plastic finish or a bit of bling, becomes a negative signifier regardless of anything...
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