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    Re: How to repair this broken head stock ?

    Just because you can do something does not mean you should!
    Just because you can do something does not mean you should!
    Just because you can do something does not mean you should!
    Just because you...
  2. Thread: Starter Tools

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    Re: Starter Tools

    So it appears you want to make archtop mandolin from scratch...
    I started with just few household hand tools and to this day I don't have more than I can store in one ordinary cabinet and if I...
  3. Thread: Necks

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    Re: Necks

    No, sorry. I remembered I saw that one on internet years ago and managed to find it...
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    Re: How to repair this broken head stock ?

    If you want to glue it as is I would go for strong epoxy, perhaps with some fiberglass filler for more structural strength in the gaps. I would hold the two parts in perfect alignment during gluing...
  5. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I don't know much about guitar market, but you need to know history of the instruments and it's production. If we look just at F-5 with it's "iconic design" it is just remake of the Orville Gibson's...
  6. Thread: Necks

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    Re: Necks

    The neck in the pic was subjected to the "airline treatment" but you can clearly see how the glue joint failed - the first two fingers are cleanly separated. Had this guitar solid headstock the break...
  7. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Agree. I hate to see when things change from simple human logic to pure law & cash flow dictate. That's what is happening in many other areas - we probably don't know how many such issues and...
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    Re: about gluing in a fret

    First find out WHY didn't the wire want to get seated on new board. If you damaged the slots during fretting you may need to repair the slot before trying again. SOmetimes sharpening the leading edge...
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    Re: Do you think this is a loose neck joint

    Probably both, st low and slight rotation of neck. If there is V-joint and there was gap inside the joint at the end of neck then the neck can slightly rotate without the heel button separating. But...
  10. Thread: Necks

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    Re: Necks

    I guess this one will not be stronger than scarf. Scarf uses all of the surface for side grain joint (relatively - some angle 10-15 is present) this finger joint appears to heve quite a bit of...
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    Re: Refret Considerations

    I was buying some bridge parts and such as well so I ordered everything from one shop that had all I needed...
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    Re: Refret Considerations

    Yes, I am using the thinnest SS wire from Jescar for all my mandolins and I love it. #39040
    I believe I bought it from Axiom.
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    Re: Do you think this is a loose neck joint

    Looks like The Loar to me?
    The few I've seen seemed to have imperfect neck joints with some filler etc. so they are prone to some movement especially if the instruemnt is left at elevated...
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    Re: Tuner that works for setting intonation?

    Are E.A.R.S. tuners obsolete version these days?
    I've never owned electronic tuner and I only used one in a loud jam to tune quickly when someone handed to me.
    Back when I started playing and...
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    Re: Refret Considerations

    I agree with partial refrets if the board is in good shape and matching wire is available.
    I've been using stainless wire exclusively for some time and didn't notice any sudden tool destruction. I...
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    Re: What the heck just happened?

    I read that Martin used to have a special room with elevated temperature where they kept their tops and backs few days before gluing braces. They didn't have RH control, but higher temperature drops...
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    Re: Bridge "leaning" toward peghead

    I do it under full tension as well but I admit you need strong fingers (I've been known for adjustng string height under full tension with my fingers) and some experience to know where to hold and...
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    Re: Question about glue

    Reminds me of my first atempt... I was given a bag of old HHG granules by an old carpenter when he heard from my dad I'm attempting some instrument work he just gave it to my father and said "this is...
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    Re: Detailed plans for a dovetail neck joint jig

    What kind of dovetail? (straight, tapered) What kind of mandolin? (Flat top, arch top F or A) Do you plan to cut it with the top attached or on assembled rim or pre-cut the block before rim assembly?...
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    Re: Who makes their own truss rods?

    Bill Halsey did make some Titanium rods for his mandolins, and bridge posts as well.
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    Now that is weapon of mass destruction! I see banjo-bass on the left side.
    But I believe the defence would do better f they played the banjo against the enemies. Just imagine it the enemies took the...
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    Re: What the heck just happened?

    Yes, carve away almost all the brace using gouges and fingerplanes leaving tiny layer of wood. Wet this layer slightly and let sit for few minutes and it will peel off easily, or just use wide flat...
  23. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    We have no idea is the simple answer. We don't know the costs of their material inputs cost of their overhead salaries how many they are actually making etc.., we know nothing relevant, just the...
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    Re: Who makes their own truss rods?

    I cut the trussrod slot while the neck is still square or bandsawed to side profile but sides are flat and parallel (I sometimes cut two necks out of one slightly larger piece of maple, one above...
  25. Thread: Necks

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    Re: Necks

    I still don't see any reason why scarfed neck should be stronger.
    Normal scarf like in classical guitar is right in the place or more typically slightly below where the headstocks commonly break so...
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