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

    No but I have a dehumidifier in the shop and I keep the humidity at 40%... would the heat lamp help that even more?
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    I have done minimal fretwork before this, but what was recommended and what I used here was the small fret wire.... probably won't use that again... more likely to use medium, cuz small was...
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    Re: Better tone with light strings?

    Someone recommended J75's for Silverangels, I tried and do agree... had them on for a while now and really like them. I understand most of the flattops are intended for light strings. I had the GHS...
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    Re: Best brand for upgrade

    Good plan Tim, Eastmans are great, but so are Kentucky's ... I'm not a big fan of The Loar though. I would recommend Eastman or Kentucky over Loar. I was in a similar boat as you many years back and...
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    Re: Stew-mac prices

    I've been building my first instrument and am planning to build more in the future. I have found that SM seems a little expensive, but I recognize they have specialty stuff. Some Jigs I know I can...
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Nathan, I wasn't aware that Gibson had made more current versions of the flatty... Cool! Thanks for sharing that, it sounded great!
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    Re: Michael Jackson done right.

    :))
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    Re: Dunlop 500 .96mm

    I tried the rounded picks repeatedly and didn't care for them. I even bought a BlueChip with the "1R" just in case... nope.

    My current fav is the Wegen TF140
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    Re: New Octave Mandolin Day

    Wow, Scott!... that's beautiful!
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Updating with recent photos...

    I made a 3 piece peg head veneer with ebony and sapele and got the binding installed over the last few days. Waiting on a couple more things to finish up the...
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    Re: Happy ending for stolen mandolin

    Thats awesome... love it!
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    Re: No motivation

    I was invited to join the worship band at church for this coming Sunday and rehearsal was on Tuesday night. Enjoyed dinner, chatting and playing with other musicians for the first time in a long time...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

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    Spent the last couple of days making the neck joint fit right, Made myself a label and glued the back on tonight!
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    Re: Binding methods

    Well, I'll be using ABS plastic... assuming that will be fine James?
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    I built a canoe in college and brushed on marine varnish with a foam brush. ... mostly because I HATE cleaning brushes. I actually liked how thin I could lay on the varnish with it. I remember being...
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Sawchyn makes an F hole model; The Hobo https://store.dustystrings.com/p-5791-sawchyn-hobo.aspx
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    Binding methods

    So I was looking into doing my binding, and found this method on YT:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j5rkKOOyiA


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j5rkKOOyiA

    I notice it looks like he is...
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

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    #001 coming along nicely! My sound board has some really nice bear claw!
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    Having too much fun working on #001!
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    I finished my kitchen counter tops with Waterlox, does that count? :)) ... in all seriousness, it's a great finish for that application.

    Marty did recommend it to me for a Guitar I refurbed... it...
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    Re: Red Valley Mandolin - Out On The Ocean

    Absolutely agree!!! That was beautiful!!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Been on a break from working on number 001 in order to make wifey a garden gate for her birthday, but after a little puttering here and there and simultaneously working on some armrests, I was able...
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    Re: New Build: 13 inch scale Flat-Top

    Thanks Bob, just so you know I only got the Torrified Wood because I got an offer fro Stew Mac for $20 towards whatever I wanted (I think I hadn't bought anything in a while and they were trying to...
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    Re: New Build: 13 inch scale Flat-Top

    Thanks for sharing Bob! That's a cool looking instrument!... I'm working on my first build myself which is a Flatiron pancake style flat top using plans from Terry M. at Crystal Forest. Using...
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    Re: the first 3 tunes you learned?

    I think my first tunes were:
    Old Joe Clark,
    Flop Eared Mule &
    Whiskey before Breakfast

    Might be wrong though, I can't fully remember.
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