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    Re: top deflection

    I'd say yes it is absolutely possible.
    If you follow a proven model, and your work is all done at least OK so that the structure and geometry are acceptable, you will end up with something that I...
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    Re: top deflection

    When you finish these two, see if they sound different and if they do, and one sounds better to you than the other, that might mean that you want to continue with similar deflection in your tops....
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    I would not HAVE to, I suppose, but rest assured that the estimate on this one will cover the work. I was expecting the price to come in well under the estimate.
    The guitar was given to the owner by...
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    This isn't the first time I've run into this sort of thing, and I've fixed them in several different ways depending on the value of the guitar, customers desires (and budget), and how the rest of the...
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    Looked like a relatively "straight forward" remove bridge dr., remove 2 bridge plates, replace bridge and bridge plate.
    Here's a look under the bridge, and after removing all the extra wood and...
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    It is just coincidence that I have a 1975 D-35 on the bench right now with a top that was just short of ruined. All of this and more came out from under the top.
    186867
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    Just some musings about the cracks that develop along side the fingerboard extender.
    When Martin began to make guitars with 14 frets clear of the body they didn't bother to sit down and re-draw the...
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    I've seen guitars that people spent a lot of money to have ruined.
    I've removed reasonable amounts of wood from the braces of 70s Martins (when they needed considerable work otherwise) and heard...
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    Re: Nickle Tailpiece

    Nickel tarnishes.
    Old nickel plated parts do not show nearly the tarnish that modern pieces do, not sure why, perhaps a difference in plating procedure to avoid releasing as much poison into the...
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    Re: Finishing question

    The color can be accomplished in many different ways. There can be differences in the look depending on whether the color is directly on the wood, over a sealer, incorporated into the finish...
  11. Re: why are some chords for guitar not listed in chord books for

    It has been implied but not specifically mentioned here:
    In a band situation, we can omit notes in chords and the band can still play the full chord (or not). In other words, if the guitar player is...
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    Re: Colouring spruce tops, esp sunburst.

    The vast majority of carved, arched mandolins have colored spruce tops and most of them are sunburst. For pictures, simply go to the builders section and you can see very many sunburst mandolin tops.
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    Re: First attempt at heat bending: questions

    Frankly, you can get away with some fluctuation in RH during a build (just as we can get away with RH variation with completed instruments), but ideally we start with wood that has been kept in...
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    Re: Hand tool point blocks

    If you can get your hands on a couple (or more) of incannel gouges of appropriate sweeps, making and fitting corner blocks by hand is pretty straight forward. A little time invested in learning to...
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    Re: First attempt at heat bending: questions

    I'll add that some (most?) mahogany bends easier after a short soak in water.
    As others have said, each piece of wood is different even within a species. Different amounts of moisture, different...
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    Re: Solid spruce top - What to consider?

    Other than looking slightly different, the main difference in a 1-piece top vs a 2-piece top is; one less glue joint.
    (I've made a few mandolins with 1-piece sitka tops and still have material for...
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    Re: Neck dovetail and truss rod barrel nut

    There is a lot of that in luthery and it can lead to inefficiency. It drives me crazy sometimes! There is much that is dogmatic and much that is done because "that's the way it's always been done"....
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    Re: Neck dovetail and truss rod barrel nut

    There is a very small amount of that, but it is completely overpowered by the compressive force of the rod below (away from the fingerboard) the neutral axis of the neck.
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    Re: Neck dovetail and truss rod barrel nut

    Simply, anyone can drill a round hole using common shop tools. It takes relatively special tooling for a flat mortise.

    The old Gibson curved truss rods had a nut and washer at each end. No...
  20. Re: installing a stew mac truss rod , barrel type

    If you mean the diameter, I suspect that is 5/16". If you mean the depth, that depends on how deeply you set the rod.
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    Re: Good vs. Bad Satin Finish

    Usually, the main deciding factor between a good vs bad finish is surface preparation. That applies to all levels of gloss from matte to high gloss.
    Otherwise, as Marty said, it may be a lack of...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    FWIW, I abandoned my plans to build a thickness sander when I found a used 16-32 for around $300.
  23. Re: Thile and Grier at The Prism Coffeehouse, 2002

    I really miss the prism.
    Partly I miss the old location, but mostly I miss being able to go to shows there without driving 400 miles!
  24. Thread: Sprayed Glue?

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    Re: Sprayed Glue?

    It is possible that they spray glue, but I know that some manufacturers have things kind of like blotters or sponges in the shape of the part to be glued. The worker would simply press the part down...
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    I started to realize that several years ago. I was standing on the front porch of Tim's house with my poker buddies. On the 4th ring of the telephone inside the house I said "Tim, do you want to get...
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