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  1. Re: Matt Miller Picks - New to the Pick Market - Great pick/price

    I guess it is PEEK. There are plastics databases with all common properties listed and you can find material that suits your need.
    Patent and exclusive rights are two different things. I believe...
  2. Thread: D'Addario picks?

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    Re: D'Addario picks?

    I've made many picks out of various materials for me and for many local musicians (they still ask me if I have one of my favorite layered picks to give them - yes it is so simple task fo rme that it...
  3. Thread: Sprayed Glue?

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    Re: Sprayed Glue?

    That's it. I've seen some vids and pics from factories that use a roller half submerged in a pan of glue. They just roll the glued edge over the roller and clamp. The glue may be a bit diluted to...
  4. Thread: D'Addario picks?

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    Re: D'Addario picks?

    I just want to edit my post above but it is too late now... I wanted to type PEEK instead of PMMA (which is ordinary plexiglass), sorry.
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    OMG, so much myth in one thread....
    Considering one fret material better than another judging by (finally good) refret of poorly setup mandolin is downright silly IMHO.
    Many makers (well probably...
  6. Re: Truss rod: Too tight? And still a string-ward bow.

    Here re few questions that come to my mind...
    How deep did you install the trus rod? Too shallow installation will reduce effect of truss rod.
    Did you use the Siminoff reverse curve? The curvature...
  7. Thread: D'Addario picks?

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    Re: D'Addario picks?

    Comparing tiny piece of ordinary comercially available plastic shaped into rounded triangle to master violin bowis quite wrong, IMHO.
    The material for good bow is hard to get almost extinct species...
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    Re: Feedback: First fret pulling job

    I would suggest reading every article about fretting on frets.com
    Most common answers are already answered there.
    Much depends also on how the frets were installed in the first place.
    I once had a...
  9. Re: Considering applying a compound radius to my One And Only

    I do both saddle and nut the same way... First adjust string slots to correct depth and then remove wood so I'm left with just abot correct depth of slots. I adjust nut slots according to clearance...
  10. Re: Considering applying a compound radius to my One And Only

    Radiusing a fingerboard is quite simple thing. But it's not just sanding along with radiused blocks of your choice. If you start with one circular arc and end with another and connect them along...
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    Re: repair or replace neck block

    I would suggest different thing...
    I think replacing the block would be big job even for seasoned builder and Martian (I guess) is novice. I believe it would not be too hard to remove the block...
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    Re: repair or replace neck block

    If I think the same I believe you could save it. Few thin long dowels wisely placed and gluedwith good structural epoxy would do it. Most of the strength of the joint is in the contact of neck with...
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    I use my pullers just for pulling frets so they will last me a lifetime of use. They are small and can work on any radius of fretboard. I don't use end nippers for cutting wire but diagonal cutters...
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    To say the truth in my almost 30 years of work in luthiery I have used NONE of the specialty tools offered by the Stew mac or LMII or similar.
    I admit I bought fretsaw from S-M with my first order...
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    Prehaps even the luthier with a second job is handy as well.
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    Many of the big pro's use ordinary tools whenever possible. For beginners it's easy to buy special rounded file and do s good job but the Pros are dealing with so many different fret sizes and repair...
  17. Thread: Time to build?

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    Re: Time to build?

    I count I'm damned near 400 hours with my latest builds... But I worked strictly with hand tools this time, no routers, tablesaws, bandsaws or such and do all the tinny Loar style details most folks...
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    Re: James tailpiece question

    Yes, that's it.
    In my case the one on players' hand side was somewhat stuck, prehaps because of perspiration... That's why I suggested some WD40
    The springs were stronger than what I expected so...
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    Re: James tailpiece question

    The steel pins are approx 1/8" diameter inside with small protruding tip you see in the hole so if you push it in (I used somewhat blunt awl) and lift the cover tiny bit so the wide edge of the pin...
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    Re: KM200S Setup / Bridge Height

    I guess I'm a bit late here but I've setup quite a few of these mandolins and my general rules for bridge are these:
    Never ever remove wood from areas A and B (top of saddle and above the wheels)....
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    Re: Nitro as sealer on distressed build HELP!

    I think you are not talking about distressed but rather "rustic".
    In my book distressed is made to mimic old instrument. In most cases they have most of the varnish still on only some wear patterns...
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    Re: James tailpiece question

    The cover can be removed but the springs inside were QUITE strong and on one side somewhat hard to move (apply drop of WD-40 few hours before you attempt removal just to be sure things are not stuck)...
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    Re: Stew mac -- waverly f-style mandolin tuners

    I had similar experience with other brand tuners as well, and reasons were simple : improperly drilled holes for tuner posts and/or improperly mounted plates - teh screws holding them on were not...
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    Re: Practice cutting dovetails by hand

    I didn't go into details about the "offset" neck as that was not OP question. But here it is...
    After I make draw the small templates (before I cut them out) I align them on my body template that...
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    Re: Vintage Guitar Mag How-to

    They nailed it!
    OMG....
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