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    Re: new top F hole repair

    https://www.boscoviolinsupply.com/ca/3844/
    I use a violin f hole cutter to start and expand it with a small oscillating sander.
  2. Thread: I'm Crushed!

    by riverview
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    Re: I'm Crushed!

    Steve, if you feel you want to repair it I would use a violin f hole clamp and cleat the crack Several times so it would not wander! Fill the crack with a filler of equal parts shellac, sandarac and...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day - Ellis

    How beautiful! Bet you can put a B bender or pedals on it!
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    Re: Replacing Violin Fingerboard

    This is also an old Hopf that was discarded. It took a lot of TLC but it makes music again!
    LD
  5. Thread: StewMac kit?

    by riverview
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    Re: StewMac kit?

    Just saw where International Violin has a new kit or you could get a neck and rim from Keith at Buckhorn Mandolins. He has a recent add and both are well done for starters.
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    Re: Mandolin Kits

    I purchased a rim and neck from Keith and they are great plus he’s available for questions. It will start you on your way without breaking the bank. Also talk to Ken at International Violins. I...
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    Re: small crack at F hole, best way to fix ?

    kkmm, the crack should be looked at from the underside with a scope or mirror to determine its length and any other problems in this region. Special clamps are make for cleats from the f hole or you...
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    Re: Fabric Softener for bending sides

    Works,but a steam cabinet (Rockler) and a bending iron is so much better and faster with less rebound.
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