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    Re: Suitable for a neck?

    I've made some necks from pieces just like that. Two pieces with black strip of ebony glued in between. No problems. I actually prefer wood with radial (quartered) surfaces facing the player, not the...
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    Re: Case Hygrometer Thermometer needed

    +1
  3. Re: How to repair a gap between back plate and binding on 1914 A3

    Agree, it looks like full separation from block and/or back. Lining may still be attached to top or side but the binding was stuck to side well so it took it with. If it is glued together in this...
  4. Thread: chisels

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    Re: chisels

    I have old Narex chisels (they are local to me so logical choice) and they are good. Not the best in world but not bad. I have very old version with indestructible black hard rubber/plastic handle...
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolin Pickguard Attachment

    The metal piece functions just like the more standard plastic block glued underneath the pickguard. In this case the piece is screwed onto pickguard and the bracket rod is inserted through the two...
  6. Re: What's your preferred staining or dying method?

    If you apply too much dye some may be left on the surface and if it is suspectible to the solvents of the finish it may cause the OP problems.
    Sealing with "dry" coat or two of shellac makes...
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    Re: Atypical top wood?

    AFAIK, linden basswood and lime all refer to the same species of Tilia. in EU it's mostly Tilia cordata, in US Tilia americana. Soft easy to carve wood, favored by woodcarvers.
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolin Pickguard Attachment

    I think, the OP believes the bracket should sit on the top of mandolin. This is not the case, the bracket (U saped or simple block style) should float ABOVE the top and NOT touch it at all otherwise...
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    Re: Vintage Bridge Placement - Wrong from the start?

    I'd say many folks used light strings and didn't play much above 7th fret so they didn't feel the need to adjust the bridge to perfection (even though the Gibson brochures described the process AFAIK)
  10. Thread: Moon Wood

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    Re: Moon Wood

    WHole alps/carpathians region is loaded with great spruce wood (at least in mandolin, violin, viola sizes). I can get out to local "log yard" of forrestry office and find few excellent logs anytime...
  11. Thread: Moon Wood

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    Re: Moon Wood

    I would say most makers prefer stiff and less dense wood... especially violin makers won't go over some density for spruce, they rarely even consider red spruce because it is heavier in average....
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    Re: Paypal poliicy question

    You can ask him to relist the item by his son (if he trusts him) ...
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    Re: CNC plate carving service

    Gibson used similar 3D pattern carving duplicators like other woodworking factories of the day. Chairmakers used them in 19th century, powered by steam engine till beginning of 20th century.
    Step...
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    Re: CNC plate carving service

    I believe Marty was joking. He's doing lots of CAD and CNC himself.
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    Re: CNC plate carving service

    Yes Rhino 4. This was actually my first real CAD model I did. Learning the Rhino as I went from my 2D drawings (in Illustrator) to 3D. I don't think 3D modelling is hard. Being math and IT guy fond...
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    Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    Didn't Chris change his favorite pick at least few times in the last decade? Each time his fans con verted to the new "better" pick. I remember discussion about CT and his white wegen, later CT...
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    Re: CNC plate carving service

    Like these? :-)
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    Re: CNC plate carving service

    There are some differences among all plans (and also offered CNC files). If you get plates carved using different plan you may find out the body shape won't fit your ribs...
  19. Thread: Removing Lignin

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    Re: Removing Lignin

    I agree with John. Lignin is the stuff that holds wood together. Removal of lignin is what pulp factories do. I believe they're using strong lye and heat. Result is cellulose fibers for paper or...
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    Re: Another Siminoff Neck Joint Question

    And tapered dovetail to be even more traditional...
    Simple it is for you or me, but for first timers with no woodworking background and notion in geometry of the parts it is like solving...
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    Re: Another Siminoff Neck Joint Question

    Simple mathematics would be
    projection of neck = planned bridge height - thickness of fingerboard - fret height - 2x action at 12th fret.
    for me it is 22 - 5 - 1 - 2x1.5 mm= 22-9=13mm
    The box I...
  22. Re: Bridge - Gap vs no gap at base of bridge on an F5 style mando

    And now it is impossible to tell why the sound improved.... The better fit? Transformation to full contact? Loss of weigth? Or combination of all.... :-)
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    Re: Another Siminoff Neck Joint Question

    From memory... I use small box of mechanical pencil leads as my height gauge for neck projection (without fingerboard) laying at the center of arch and it is 11 or 12 mm high. I aim for 22-23mm final...
  24. Re: Replica bridge and pickguard for teens Gibson A

    Thanks folks. A friend acquired otherwise near mint A2 so he wants to add missing pieces as close to original as possible. I don't have access to another original to copy parts so buying from someone...
  25. Replica bridge and pickguard for teens Gibson A

    Does anyone produce these? Un-adjustable bridge and the large pickguard with a clamp (I know the cam clamps are no longer made so viola style clamp would be OK)
    How much do originals go for these...
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