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    Re: I found this…..

    It is kind of interesting to see how the tree handled the damage caused by the bullet. I was never able to obtain the bullet that was pulled out of my leg but if I could have I would have made it...
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    Re: General pin or pines moisture meter

    I've owned the General meter for about 10 years and have no complaints. It gets a fair amount of use because in addition to monitoring the wood storage room, the heat here comes from wood cut on the...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    I think this will work well:
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Diamond volutes.
    Guitars, not mandolins. Purely ornamental, a PITA to carve, but compared to a scroll? Not so bad really! They do have to be sharp and precise though, and when things need to be...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Are you calling me lyre?
    https://i.imgur.com/HkByZOd.jpg
  6. Re: New build, bowl-back modern style Mandolin

    Thanks! Yessss it sounds like and I think a bit richer... see here

    https://youtu.be/zR25L6xfqQo
    https://youtu.be/jIgtoXL9yu4

    Thanks,
    Yaron Naor
  7. New build, bowl-back modern style Mandolin

    Hi
    Wanted to share my new bowl back mandolin based on my flat-backs
    some images attaches and a link to some sound videos
    This is a bit bigger bowl from Neapolitan Mandolin with a special sound
    ...
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    Re: Thile can't chop chords

    Good example of that here ... just mute the strings with your fingertips rather than pressing them all the way down to the fretboard, and you get that dry chop sound. A mandolin can be used to play...
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    Re: Left Hand on Neck: Palm or Thumb

    Thanks John.

    I watched that video of myself (above) and played along with it a few times. After an hour or so I managed to get comfortable with holding my left hand like I used to do and it freed...
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    I got a bad paper cut on my left pinkie.
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    I am not going to practice because I am only going to hurt myself in some other activity, woodworking, motorcycle, something, and not be able to play, making practicing now irrelevant and a waste of...
  12. I keep studying mandolin with guitar: Following the clouds)

    I continue to study mandolin with guitar and it is my new composition - maybe it will be interesting for someone!)
    As always, I give the timecode - the mandolin line starts at 1.35 (If someone is...
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Ouch! That sliver must've just snuck in between the layers. Lucky you!
    Just keep an eye out for secondary infection.
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Yeah, OK. :disbelief: That's a valid reason. Ouch! :crying:

    Wait - is that your fretting hand or picking hand? :confused:

    Never mind. Take off as long as you want. Heal up fast and well. And...
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Oh, now! It's only one finger. Don't let that stop you! Tough it out! Push through the pain! :mad:

    Or not. Take a break. Tomorrow is another day. These are reasons to avoid practicing, after all....
  16. Re: What is the difference between a trill and a hammer-on?

    Yes, but it's not so easy!

    piano:

    https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/33295/mastering-double-trills

    violin:

    https://www.violinist.com/discussion/archive/16705/
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    Re: Shop questions

    To Andrew's point, I used to have a whole house to use as a shop. It was pretty awesome. However, it was difficult to heat and cool, but the real problem was that I got SUPER lazy about keeping...
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    Re: Tax Day Cometh

    I think the issue here is that they will report your sales (income) activity to the IRS over a certain level.
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    Re: Shop questions

    It takes a certain personality to enjoy upright basses & working on / building them.

    For me....upright bass payers are typically 10 times easier to work with than mandolin players, they always...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    A lot of players use cheat sheets for some of their favorite songs to call out. Like just a small piece of paper with the first lyrics for each verse and the key printed on it. They tape this to...
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    Punch brothers

    In case y'all haven’t seen this yet...


    https://youtu.be/TytbMZUcurI

    https://youtu.be/8gzBqabAjs0

    Best,
    Dem
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    Re: What's up with that truss rod?

    Soooo, I just tried out a 4mm hex wrench with a ball end on the truss rod and guess what: It worked perfectly! After a little poking and wiggling it connected and I was able to adjust the truss rod...
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    Re: Shop questions

    If you can afford to maintain good temperature and relative humidity year-round, I don't think a shop can be too big.
    You don't want to have to walk a lot to get from station to station, but that is...
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    by Rob Roy
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    Re: Shop questions

    My shop is 16 x 36 and I find it plenty adequate, especially since it also accommodates my bicycle and electric guitar habits as well. Everything in my shop, including the 400lb tablesaw is on mobile...
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    Re: Shop questions

    One reason for a big shop is it means that you can write off a higher percentage of your utility bills :)

    That said, my shop is very small and most of the time it's fine. I feel it helps keep me...
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