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    Re: Passernig two point in the classifieds

    About 3 years ago,I played a Passernig F5 at Smoky Mtn Guitars in Pigeon Forge, TN. I believe it's the owners personal mandolin. That mandolin absolutely blowed me away. I've played a lot of good...
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    Sloan mandolin video

    Howdy folks,
    Here's my latest video of an F5 that I finished in the spring of 2013. I think the tone has opened up nicely in just the last 4 years. Please excuse my sloppy playing..ha! Thanks for...
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    Re: Two new Hughes mandolins F-5 builds

    Nice work Vernon, they look great!

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    What kind of finish did you go with?
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    Copper Line Bluegrass video

    Howdy folks, it's been a while since I posted anything. Here's a quick video of my group playing on July 4th. It started as an outdoor show and it was just blazing hot down here in Florida, so we had...
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    Re: DIY copy carver.

    I built mine directly from the copy carver plans in 2012....it still works good. Saves me a lot of rough out time.
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    sloanmandolins.com
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Slowly coming along with my first F4 build. The toughest part of this so far was getting the 4 degree angle built into the soundboard to match the pitch of the neck. A huge thanks to Peter Coombe for...
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    Re: Passernig #49 Update

    I had a chance to play a Passernig F5 back in Sept. while on vacation in Pigeon Forge, TN at Smoky Mountain Guitars. The owner, Dan, said it was his personal mandolin and I believe it was built back...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    My first F4 build. Staying with the traditional mahogany short neck, black face top, X-braced.

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    Re: F4 preference even in mando ignorance

    Curiosity....plain and simple. As I understand it, a Virzi can hinder the volume on an F5 but add to the overall tone of the single notes. On an F4, a Virzi can add to the tonal spectrum but not do...
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    Re: F4 preference even in mando ignorance

    Interesting thread....as I'm starting my first F4 build. The best sounding F4 that I've heard in person was at a workshop hosted by Mike Compton and David Long back in 06'. Now I should mention that...
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    Re: Looking for best deal in $1k - 1,500ish range

    Thanks for the reference DataNick! I'm not on here as much as I'd like to be....so busy with daily contractor work and shop work at night. I'm getting ready to post a video/audio clip to my photo...
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    Re: #31 a Blonde Black A4

    That's a good looking mandolin Mike...nice clean work on the back of that neck!
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    A few pics of my next A5. Carpathian spruce, eastern red maple, satin finish. 130765130766130767130768130769
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    Re: Headstocks, just headstocks

    My first F5....130086
  15. Re: Post a picture of your completed mandolin built from a kit

    Sealing the whole mandolin with shellac and then true oiling over is perfectly ok. I've done 2 mandolins this way and they both turned out well. If you go with the can shellac, you'll need to do...
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    Re: Matte Finishes

    Perry...It works like a charm over the True Oil. I've always used a rag to apply it, but yesterday I put it on my finger just to get a feel of the consistency. I noticed that it had a very slight...
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    Re: Band Saw

    Jim....Try Woodcraft Supply in Jacksonville being that you're not too far from there. If no luck, I think there's a Grizzly shipping warehouse in Florida.....you'll have to Google that. I ordered my...
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    Re: Matte Finishes

    I used a quick dry oil varnish....satin finish....on the mandolin I just finished. Not true oil, although I did use true oil on my first F5. The true oil left a shine on the F5 which I was able to...
  19. Thread: Jacobson #23

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    Re: Jacobson #23

    Absolutely stunning!! Incredible craftmanship from top to bottom. Congrats!!
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    Re: a few (more) questions on Tru Oil

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    Here's my true oil finish after about 15-20 coats. I sealed the wood with shellac first. I applied each coat very thin and wet sanded my way up to 2000 grit before stopping the process to...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Absolutely stunning!! Beautiful work Max!
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    Sloan F-5 mandolin......finally!!

    Here's a few pics of my first complete build from scratch. This is serial #002.....my #001 did not wanna co-operate so she's in the closet! Carpathian spruce top, red maple back, sides, and neck....
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Nice tailpiece Marty! That opens up a whole new can of worms that I haven't even considered yet....awe forget it! This first one has been tough enough without even going there! Here's a pic of #2....
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