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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    German Spruce/Torrefied Quilted ready to meet the new owner.190917190918190919
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Engelmann/Birdseye finished up and ready to go home.190912190913190914
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    Re: Stolen Mandolin

    He was trying to get a big reward. The owner agreed to a price. The owner had called the Police. They went with the owner to pick it up. A different guy actually showed up. The guy tried to run....
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    Re: Stolen Mandolin

    Great news! The mandolin is back home! A guy called me asking about it. Said he bought it at an estate sale. Turns out he was involved in the crime. Just glad it was a happy ending. Made my week for...
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    Shop Helpers

    Do you have helpers in your shop? This guy shows up off and on all day.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    ~o)Early morning graduation meditation. With a helper187251
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Peghead binding the last few days.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Octave neck fitting.

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

    Heading home this morning. MF#37. 182507182508182509
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Color on and sealed.182260182261
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    Tobacco burst on a pickguard.182256
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    Re: Allesi tuners

    Hendrik, I would need to confirm, but probably 2015. My communications on the repairs was 2016. Discovered after 3 or 4 instruments were out with tuners on them. So I checked all the rest I had and...
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    Re: Allesi tuners

    I gave Alessi a try looking for options to using better tuners. I had many problems with some other brands and decided to put the better tuners on my instruments. I considered Alessi or Waverly the...
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    Re: Show off your back side

    A recent 2 point departure and a 1 piece quilted.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Phil, Matt,
    I use the bone to promote a better connection from the bridge top to the thunbwheels. A little more clarity and volume. Even with a little more mass. Also makes the the bridge top much...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    #39 ready to go home. Added the finger rest this morning.
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    Re: Shop Pictures

    With my boys off to college and out in the world, I took over the basement and expanded my shop out of the little room. Now I have a main area, a dust room and a finishing room. Never enough space it...
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    Thickness and rough out a 2 point and 2 F mandolins.

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    Re: Natural top anyone?

    Natural Engelmann top with natural Koa back and sides. Only tint is from the shellac sealer and varnish.170237170238
    Any time I get a really clear top with no color, I put it aside for any 'blonde'...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Mandolin ribs and guitar sides cut out and thicknessed. Sure is sad to see so much beautiful wood in the dust collector....170233170234~o)
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    Jeff Mando it is a little more aggressive than a 40 grit 2 inch sanding disc, but not much. Not as scary as you think. There are some tools out there I would never consider using.....the handpiece is...
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    I have been using a Foredom 90 degree grinder with a 2 inch carbide grinding disc. Then finish out with Ibex planes. Very controllable in my opinion, but you need to be cautious. Like shaving off the...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    A blonde F.156887156888
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Octave 1 and 2 finished up.156883156884156885156886
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