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    Mandolin Setup Walkthrough Videos

    Hi everyone, here are a couple of mandolin setup walkthrough videos. Long, but hopefully engaging. Not saying this is the right way, or the only way, to do things. But it's the way I do it. Today, at...
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    The end of my playing days.

    Hi all - It's not nice to have to post this,but i've been diagnosed with a strong possibility of having lung cancer. As a life long non-smoker,that's pretty ironic.
    It's not 100% certain yet,as i...
  3. Thread: Clinton #8

    by trevor
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    Re: Clinton #8

    Beautiful!
  4. Thread: Clinton #8

    by Skip Kelley
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    Re: Clinton #8

    Clinton, your mandolin looks awesome! It certainly looks as though you’ve made more than eight! Nice work brother!
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    Condino macassar F5

    About one instrument out of every 50 challenges me much more than the other 49. I was tested building this one, but still proud to show off this hollow scroll F5 interpretation. The irony is that...
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    You Never Can Tell

    Long live Chuck Berry



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGKzlgWr_VA
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    by Br1ck
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    Arches Kit Pics

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    I decided the finish is exactly how I want it, so here it is, my Arches kit build. Going to wait as long as I can to put hardware on and string it up. It's been a rewarding...
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    Silverangel sinker Fantasma #3

    Just strung this one up today. It's a nice one.
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    Recent kelley F5

    Here is a recent Kelley F5. I'm really happy with this mandolin and
    I love how this sunburst came out. Thanks to brother Ken for the 100 year old red spruce top. This stuff is killer!! It has that...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Well, not technically on my bench any longer.

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    Re: Holey Galahad

    Clint, it is worth the price. I saw a live demo of it before I bought mine, other wise I may not have paid the price. I've been using mine for several years now and it still cuts as well as it did...
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    Latest A5 build

    Still lots more to do but here is A5 #11 in progress.

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    A list for first time builders

    A few years ago I attempted to build a mandolin, no experience, no tools and no knowledge. It made a wonderful clock for my shop wall. Once again I am in the process of building my first mandolin....
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    Tim O'briens Nugget, up close and personal.

    https://youtu.be/VwNWcwLoY6I
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    Reuben Sandwich

    Taking a swing at this finger-twisting Jethro tune. I was inspired to learn it after hearing the Jordan Ramsey and the Carlo Aanzo versions on youtube.


    https://youtu.be/2ADkdLW6n1o
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    Re: DFX code for f5 f hole

    I think this guy wants someone to give him an Autodesk (Autocad) file containing the drawing instructions for f-holes, for example, to cut these f-holes using a CNC mill. But he spelled it wrong! He...
  17. Re: Ricky Skaggs inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame

    Ricky is tremendous, so versatile, so accomplished, so real. I've always loved this one -


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_83nL_sQkHw
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    It is always a relief when all the little pieces for a complex inlay are finally safe in each of their pockets!

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    This "Fancy Floral" Sorensen F8 with 3D Binding was no easy feat, I'll...
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    Silverangel El Toro #3

    Here's the latest from my shop. Redwood topped, tone bars.:mandosmiley:
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    Adam Steffey on a Koa/Red Cedar Elkhorn F-5

    https://youtu.be/qWIpQfavVHk
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    Hagerty #2 has color.

    Just put the color on my second mandolin build, it has the first 2 coats of lacquer. Still some work to do but it's well on its way. I had it strung up in the white and it sounded great, curious to...
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    Maple wood set (private reserve)

    One thing all instrument builders have in common is an absolute appreciation for the wood we build with and we love finding, selecting, evaluating and working with it. I’m sure everyone has a few...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Guys/Gals,

    If you have Facebook, you can watch it here Desperado "Big Mon" cover
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    Practice video: Soldier's Joy

    Hi all,

    First upload. Learning bluegrass since December. Please advise me on areas needing improvement. My breaks have a long way to go I know.

    I'm linking to YouTube. Is that the handiest way...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    First all hand rubbed sunburst, dye + water. Will probably never go back to spraying, and water does seem to soak into the grain better. But definitely more challenging with more variance in...
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