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    Re: Sinker redwood questions

    I thought Bruce had retired from the wood business but I see he couldn't completely. Saw his FB page yesterday and that piece of sinker redwood on the opening page looks very similar to my...
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    Re: Sinker redwood questions

    Thanks Benny. I have bought some redwood from Bruce that he said came from a stash in California but not this piece. Or maybe I did-its was some years ago.
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    Re: Sinker redwood questions

    Thanks for that Dale. I seem to recall I got a couple of top sets from Connor in California. This one was the better of the two sets. I know nothing of the Sullivan stash but am interested in...
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    Re: Sinker redwood questions

    Thanks for your thoughts John. I've seen alot of wood and I've never seen it sparkle anywhere near like this piece does. I think I know ray fleck-the sparkle is coming from the lighter,...
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    Sinker redwood questions

    This is my sinker redwood/figured cherry adaptation of an F5. The picture is wonky with the f-holes out of perspective.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52198490720_6b3d0b2c8f_c.jpgUntitled by...
  6. Re: The weight balance between the head and body

    In ignorance and haste, I made my headstock a little too thick and then added veneers to both sides to make it worse. I can get strings on and tightened but just barely. I've scrapped and sanded...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    She's ready to go to a real luthier to finish the nut and string it. Hopefully it will sound good enough to warrant keeping it and applying a finish.

    The image isn't centered so things look a...
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    Re: Back removal

    Maybe but an issue is starting with a very light colored cherry and having it darken over time. How would I know which color to choose when I don't know ultimately what color the cherry will become?...
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    Thank you for that. I think I'll just do my best to make it all look acceptable.

    I have reviewed dozens of threads about varnish in different fora. If I were using maple and spruce, I think I...
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    I mentioned earlier the purfling is in and would be in the way of conventional binding. And that would be too easy.

    I've been working on the back edges, and I think I can make it look acceptable...
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    I have filled the biggest gaps with wood slivers. The rest of the imperfections are too small for slivers (at least at my skill level).

    Going with traditional binding won't work because the...
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    OK John. Thanks for that.

    Sorry for beating a dead horse, but what would be recommended other than wood putty? Seems putty would be more problematic, from a color change perspective, than would...
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    Thanks again for the advice.

    Is there some type of adhesive that does not darken the dust? Will varnish hold the dust in the oversized channel sections? Will the cherry dust darken like the...
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    I was over commiserating about my situation and thought I might sand the cherry back a bit just for fun. Its looking nice and tugging at me to finish her.

    My purfling channels are far from...
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    Re: Back removal

    Thanks for that idea. I checked them out. It might just be enough to distort reality.
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    Re: Back removal

    Thanks for the kind words y'all.

    Gary
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    Re: Back removal

    OK - I'll string it up as is and see what happens. I'll try to remember to report back here in a couple of months or so. Then I may or may not proceed with steaming off the back.

    Thanks y'all -...
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    Re: Back removal

    I mentioned the back was glued on now - hence my query.

    I'm going to have to look at it again to see if your re-purfling option is viable with what I have together so far.

    It may just have to...
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    Thanks y'all. It sounds like I need to do some soul searching to see if I can live with my results. I finished the edges and installed the purfling before I glued it on so I'm not sure what options...
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    Back removal

    I've kinda finished my first mandolin - a slightly modified F5. Somehow, even with locator pins, the back is off center meaning more overhang on one side vs. the other. I guess I should say that...
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    Re: Little pieces of wood

    i'm starting to get it.

    Thanks y'all
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    Re: Little pieces of wood

    Sorry Jim and thanks again. I should have enlarged your first image. I think that's what I'm looking for.

    Gary
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    Re: Another cherry mandolin

    I want to maintain some semblance of the red background color of the cherry and it can darken more over time. I'll set it in the sun to darken before finishing.

    I want to practice applying...
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    Re: Little pieces of wood

    Close but my riser area doesn't look like that. Following Siminoff's method, there is an extender, a riser, and two little pieces in front of the riser.

    I don't know how to shape these pieces.
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    Little pieces of wood

    What are the small pieces of wood called that sit at the very top of the soundboard and adjacent the neck? What final shape are these pieces and how are they shaped?

    Thanks so much - Gary Davis
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