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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Yes!
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Drat!!! Failure!!!

    So I noticed every time I picked up the mando, that every string was flat and assumed that the strings were just taking a long while to settle... then, I started getting fret...
  3. Thread: Finger Planes

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    Re: Finger Planes

    Thanks Gary! Love your videos. I'll check it out when I get into some worthwhile WiFi
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    Re: Finger Planes

    Thanks John, I am assuming the curved sole ones are for the interior of the arch?... Assuming you use other methods for carving the outside? I have a nice set of spokeshaves that never get any use,...
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    Re: Finger Planes

    Ditto!... back when I worked there was when it was still called Highland Hardware before they changed it to Highland Woodworking. Fun place to work as a young 20-something! Great people to work with...
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    Re: Finger Planes

    Thanks Richard, I thought of that and tried a search but didn't have great results. Must not have searched the right term. I'll try again and look closer.



    ACK! No!!! If I had $50,000 I'd...
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    Finger Planes

    So I've got some birthday money burning a hole in my wallet ...

    I would like to try a carved top instrument in the future. I need some other shop related items so I was planning a trip down into...
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    Apologies John for the misquote.... I must've remembered that wrong.
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    Per John Hamlett, (If I remember correctly) the varnish can end up very thin on the corners and the Tru-oil can help with that. When I sprayed the epiphanies, I would let it dry 24 hrs then sand with...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Thanks Jim, yea I was on stage at NMC the last Sunday of Sept and again last Sunday... they're a great talented group of people to play music with!



    I most definitely will! I just want to let...
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    I used epifanes (thinned with lacquer thinner and sprayed with LVLP) on my recently finished first build. I don't have any point of comparison but I am very pleased with how it turned out. On John...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Thank's Graham, your book was a BIG help!... while not every step was 100% applicable to this particular instrument, the step by step was very helpful!

    And numbers 2 and 3 are already in the...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Thanks Bill... whenever I had a home improvement project, I was able to set it aside and work on wherever I needed, but I made sure to put in 30 min to an hour on the mando in spite of whatever else...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Thanks everyone!... I've already got plans and ideas for my next 2 builds!

    I'm hoping by #004 I'll be brave enough to try carving plates!
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    Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Firstly, Mandolin Cafe, thanks for being patient with a nerd like me who is probably overly excited about his first build and my most humble apologies for "over sharing" my progress as I've gone...
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    Re: Eastman 805 Review

    Great review!... Also watched your YT review and love your story behind the purchase of this instrument!... You play it really well!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

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    Lots of email guidance Re finishing from the exceptionally helpful Mr. Hamlett!

    Just have to wait a bit to cure before I set it up.
  18. Thread: Why Mandolin?

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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    I never knew much about mandolin growing up, but I played a little guitar and then focused on bass guitar in high school and college. Somewhere in those later years, I was conscious enough of the...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Very nice Frankdolin!
  20. Re: Long term planning for 1st mandolin and uke GDAE in the meant

    I agree with this assessment 100%. Remember too that less expensive doesn't necessarily mean "cheap"... At least the connotation of "cheap" gives one the impression of poor quality and this is not...
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    Re: What's your Spraying set up?

    First coat looks good... already had a little dust infection, but I think I can sand it out... I'm thinking if I can control the dust, this may turn out nice

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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    MrMoe, I looked on the Big Muddy Group page and didn't see your recording... mind sharing a link?
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    Re: What's your Spraying set up?

    Much appreciated Richard. If things look good on my test pieces this evening, I'll spray a first coat and share pics.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    WOW! That is pretty awesome looking!

    You should powder coat it... and put some hydraulics and some spinners on it. It's already got the bass.
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    Re: What's your Spraying set up?

    I just wanted to update this thread. I ordered an LVLP "Touch-up" gun with a little 4 oz cup. I didn't quite research as much as I should have and found out too late it had a 0.8 tip. This is the...
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