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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    1. A friend lent me a cheapo Ibanez A model and I was hooked...

    2. felt like I'd should give the Ibanez back, so I bought a cheap $50 laminate topped thing off Craigslist, followed the Meldrum...
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    I have been considering the triangle fret dressing file... just the medium sized one:

    https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/types-of-tools/files/3-corner-fret-dressing-files.html
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    I've been experiencing something called cubital tunnel syndrome... of course that's completely a self diagnosis based on a google search... but it fits. ... It's like carpal tunnel, causing numbness,...
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    Thanks Jeff!... I am aware of the process as I have done it before, but not with a crowning file... this was the bit that I wasn't sure about.



    Thanks rcc56, this really gets at the heart of...
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    HAHA, great stuff gang, thanks for the advice, rcc!... I have been a cabinet maker and woodworker for about 20 yrs now so I have a shop full of stuff, but there are loads of specialty tools for...
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    Thanks so much everyone!... I'm feeling good about not wanting to pay $100+ for one file!

    What are some of your "can't live without" luthier tools? ... Say I were wanting to spend some of what's...
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    Are you guys referring to this when you talk about the Gurian file?
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    Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    I have used sandpaper on beveled wood blocks for fret work, but would like to more seriously look at building some mandolins, so my mind is on luthiers tools worth investing in.

    Just curious about...
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    Re: The beagle has landed

    Thats great! Post some video!

    I love the look of the old Jr's!
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    Re: Feline String Change Caution

    I had a rottweiler mix who once carried in a freshly killed adult rabbit... when we had out of town company staying the night... That was fun, esp the effort it took to get him to give it up so I...
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    Re: Feline String Change Caution

    At least you didn't find them in the litter box... that could have proven to be a different kind of problem
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    Re: Iwamoto F5 mandolin #118 in progress

    Congrats!... I know how exciting it is to have an instrument custom built.
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    I really really love my Silverangel Econo A... I worked hard to earn the money for it and custom ordered all the appointments. Outside of that, it sounds amazing. I always tell other folks that to my...
  14. Re: was looking at a mandolin for a friend, and this happens.....

    Love that style of 2 point!... congrats!
  15. Re: Appendectomy: Trust Your Gut (some mandolin content)

    Great job Drew!... love that song and your rendition was great! Glad you're all good health-wise. It's a good thing you got more than one opinion and were able to get it taken care of without major...
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    Re: Hazelnut tree wood

    I got excited about the possibilities, so I grabbed a decent sized redbud log and busted out the chainsaw, a splitting axe, a draw knife, electric planer, band saw and a cup of coffee and ended up...
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    Re: Hazelnut tree wood

    Thanks!... I think I found a piece that may be big enough to make a back for a small flattop out of. Maybe I'll run it through the bandsaw and get some boards that I can start drying.
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    Re: Practice cutting dovetails by hand

    My wife said her Grandfather told her to turn left at the cup tree to get to his home on lake of the Ozarks... which was apparently a stumped tree with a bunch of coffee mugs hung from it (imagine...
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    Re: Conversion from cheap 6 string

    I think the issues I had are more to do With the janky intonation (totally my fault) and just the fact that I've been playing mandolin long enough that I've gotten used to the smaller fret spacing...
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    Re: Mandolin Setup Walkthrough Videos

    Great stuff Marty!

    Marty's methods are great, gang. He's done set up on a couple of instruments for me and it's always been a great experience!
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    Re: My email got hacked

    Everyone that got the fake email from me said it was either a short couple of sentences with a link to some download, or a reply to a relatively old email with a link to a download... obvious...
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    Wifey and I stimulated the economy by a big Amazon order (new underwear, baby!!!) and then getting 80 bags of mulch from the local nursery... I'm a mando geek, she's a plant geek!
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    Re: help me build a pick set

    A couple of my preferred picks are:

    BlueChip TAD 60 (nice darker tone IMO)
    Wegen TF 140 (with the holes)
    And I also like Dunlop 208's which I think are Jazz guitar picks and in comparison to the...
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    Re: My email got hacked

    Thanks for understanding guys... :))

    I know it happens all the time, but it was a first for me!... our IT guy at the church helped me get it sorted out, so hopefully all better.
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    My email got hacked

    To those of you who have bought Armrests from me or have corresponded with me via email, please know that my email got hacked. If you receive and email from me with a strange looking download, DON'T...
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