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

    Working out a back for #002: I've mentioned other places here on MC that we cut down a 60 ish yr old Redbud tree that was obviously planted when our house was built (way before we bought the house or...
  2. Thread: Big Sciota

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    Re: Big Sciota

    Awesome!... love that tune!

    Very well played!
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    Re: Leaning Toward Old Time Fiddle Tunes

    Great stuff! I'm going to have to check out some of those I don't recognize!... some of my fav's not mentioned:

    Big Sciota
    Cherokee Shuffle
    Bill Cheatham

    Or get Waltzy:

    Midnight on the...
  4. Thread: Binding router

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    Re: Binding router

    I actually had really good results with the SM Dremel attachment and plan to use it again!... I did use a very thin binding though.
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving

    190071

    Too... much... Tryptophan...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    You should definitely try before you buy!

    While they're not vintage, I'd recommend that you check out Pava, Old Wave and Silverangel. I took a trip to Carter's a while back and these were the ones...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Thanks guys, and yes Hank it shall not be the last.
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jVCW6MpKUs

    Sorry for the delay getting this out there, but its all back together an back to normal!
  9. Thread: In The Mood

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    Re: In The Mood

    LOVE this!!!... brings back memories as I played this song on trumpet in middle school band
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    If we end up getting another, we can name it Falcor! LOL!!!

    Thanks so much for all your help, Marty! I've gotten it all out back together and playing wonderfully! Will post a video really as soon...
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    That was cool... and shot at the Station Inn no less!... played in the Jam there once, cool stuff!
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Thanks Jeff and Thanks Jim for your kind words! Sorry to hear you've not been able to play that great mando you've got!

    You definitely hit the nail on the head; my intention was definitely to...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Thanks!
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Yes, our older dog is named Lucy after the Character in Lewis's The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (a family favorite), so "Mr. Tumnus" only made sense.
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Just wanted to update here again. I've finished up 3 coats of Epifanes oil varnish, sanded to 1500x and applied my first coat of Tru Oil... almost back to normal.

    189720 189721

    Been working on...
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    Re: Epoxy pore fill and sunburst

    I just finished my first build and used Z-poxy as a grain filler on Steve Smith's recommendation. I also used a card (a used Home Depot gift-card) to scrape the Z-poxy over the instrument in a very...
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    Re: Builder or Company

    I've never played a Silverangel I didn't like.
  18. Re: A take on Tipsy Gipsy (clarinet included!)

    That. Was. AWESOME!!!!

    Really and truly enjoyed that!
  19. Re: Flatiron 1N (The one that got away) and Northfield Calhoun

    Don't forget to check out Crystal Forest Mandolins. Also really good quality 1N/ Army Navy style mandos... I used his plans for soliver #001.

    As to how they sound... well it's just different......
  20. Re: Flatiron 1N (The one that got away) and Northfield Calhoun

    HA! great post! I had a 1N a few years back and at the time it just didn't feel right for me so I sold it here on the Cafe and regretted it for a while... so for my first Mando build, I built one!...
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    Re: New mandolin from Freedman Mandolins

    Sounds REALLY nice!
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    Re: String suggestions for flat tops

    Soliver #001 has GHS A250s ...at least it will once I finish fixing it :))
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Thanks John, that's good to know!... it hasn't seemed fragile, but I can see why people would say it doesn't glue well. Where the glue failed, it pulled off in small torn fibers. Hopefully the...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    So I have completely removed the old brace and scraped any remaining glue. One thing I noticed about this piece of spruce, and I'm not sure if it's just this particular piece of spruce or possibly...
  25. Re: Best Replacement Case For A Flatiron Pancake?

    This is the style case I was referring to... they USED to be $40:...
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