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  1. Thats cool,,,i did not know that!!!!!!...

    Thats cool,,,i did not know that!!!!!! thanks,,,,though still no central air!!!! Lol
  2. Everyone has thier idea of how he made...

    Everyone has thier idea of how he made it,,,though I honestly think no matter how they try to figure it out, it will never be done. I read this stuff and wonder why they just keep bogging the...
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    when bracing a flat top mandolin,,do you x brace...

    when bracing a flat top mandolin,,do you x brace the top or run tone bars as in a f style mandolin...I have really gotin intrested in building some of these...are there any books on building just the...
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    When building a flat top mandolin,,,is the top on...

    When building a flat top mandolin,,,is the top on the taper side or the back? in other words does the top stay straight with the finger board and the back angle to the neckheel or visa versa...hope...
  5. Thread: Headstock.....

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    Ive been trying to come up with a what i think...

    Ive been trying to come up with a what i think they call a snake head headstock where it is a bit wider near the nut and narrows near the top. and the length of it, I been trying to draw something...
  6. Thread: Fretting

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    I just need to do some studying and take my time...

    I just need to do some studying and take my time with this next mandolin.....thanks for the help,,,,been looking at different things to set the frets in with,,,
  7. Thread: Fretting

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    I have come to dread fretting a fingerboard...i...

    I have come to dread fretting a fingerboard...i havent done but a few and im sure it takes practice to get these lil thing down but was wondering if there are books orposts on here as to what tools...
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    Ok...thanks alot,,cool website,,,gives me some...

    Ok...thanks alot,,cool website,,,gives me some ideas...thank you Russell
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    While im waiting for my bouzuki book to come...

    While im waiting for my bouzuki book to come in,,,was wondering what the right thicknesses for the rim and top and backs are for flat top mandolin with flat back also...just trying to get my wood...
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    ooopssss a piano sound board,,,heres another pic...

    ooopssss a piano sound board,,,heres another pic while im at it
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    Been thinking of using a pina soundboard i have...

    Been thinking of using a pina soundboard i have thats about 150 years old and making a flat top mandolin,,,i've been looking around on websites and there are some really cool instruments out there...
  12. Thread: Fingerboards

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    I am in the process of building a flat top...

    I am in the process of building a flat top mandolin...the body length is 14 inches and the wide bout is about 11 1/4 across,,,didnt know if anyone has used a guitar finger board and cut it to make a...
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    I used water stain powders from woodcraft...i...

    I used water stain powders from woodcraft...i think they're were called transmations?? # I used red mahogany and black,

    #I made the red mahagony kinda thick and brushed it on then went around the...
  14. Thread: Backside

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    Its made of maple,,,it does sound good,,,you can...

    Its made of maple,,,it does sound good,,,you can hear it on youtube.com # put reb0964 in the search and my videos come up,,i have some playing guitar as well...
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    Not the best pic,not a bad start

    Not the best pic,not a bad start
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    Finally figured out how to shrink pics to post on...

    Finally figured out how to shrink pics to post on here thanks to some of your replies,,,thanks,, My first mandolin,,,carved with spoon carver from woodcraft and simple chisels and files,,,,not too...
  17. Thread: Backside

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    I carved a vien in the back that leads nearly...

    I carved a vien in the back that leads nearly have way into the back,,,hope you like it!!
  18. Thread: Woody tone

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    I play bluegrass mandolin and love the good woody...

    I play bluegrass mandolin and love the good woody tone that some of these players have in their mandolins...What type of wood for top,,or how tone bars shaped and how thick back or tops ,,,what is...
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    these are a few of my first attempts,,,the two...

    these are a few of my first attempts,,,the two middle ones i somehow ended up with a lil longer neck than i was suppose too,,,oh well,,,they look good,,not sure what i may do with them yet....
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    Ive been working on a few mandolins and carving...

    Ive been working on a few mandolins and carving tops and backs out with a spoon making carving tool and angel grinder to rough shape them also,,,what techniques are any of you using. not sure im...
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    heres the first mandolin i made,,,

    heres the first mandolin i made,,,
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    Ebay!!! My brother and i was looking at...

    Ebay!!! My brother and i was looking at instruments on there when we ran across a f style mandolin made by Sojing. I couldnt believe the wood it had,,,flamed maple was beautiful on back and sides so...
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    hey,,,i built my first f style with out binding...

    hey,,,i built my first f style with out binding and i really liked the way it looked,,,i dont think i'll make any with it on them,,,you can see mine and hear it on youtube.com just type in the...
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    hey,,,but you know what people,,some one will...

    hey,,,but you know what people,,some one will probably buy it!!!!
  25. Ive been playing guitar and mandolin for nearly...

    Ive been playing guitar and mandolin for nearly 30 years and the only i got was bad carmps and sore fingers from playing in all night jams at festivals
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