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    Re: Drilling peghead for tuners.

    I've struggled with this question too. Problem I find is that if you do drill a stepped hole, it's nearly impossible to get the bushings out again, so stringing the instrument up in the white becomes...
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    Re: Another prototype

    Damn, that looks fantastic! Lovely curves.
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    Nicely said @sunburst. I watch my 5 year old son struggle with being a perfectionist - something he has definitely inherited from me. I can see it frustrate and limit him as he makes and creates, and...
  4. Re: New blacktop mandolin in WRC and Tawhai (NZ Red Beech

    Thanks Jim! Appreciate the kind words. It is amazing timber. Looking at various web sources it looks pretty close to a sugar maple - nearly as hard, and theoretically more stable once dried. It was...
  5. New blacktop mandolin in WRC and Tawhai (NZ Red Beech

    Posting a few pics of my latest build. Western Red cedar top, flamed Tawhai (New Zealand Red Beech) back, sides and neck, ebony fingerboard and headstock overlay, handmade brass tailpiece and black...
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    Simpson mandolin in NZ Red Beech

    Kia ora all,
    Not 100% sure on the etiquette of posting your own instruments, so feel free to point out if I shouldn't, or if I'm in the wrong place. But I've recently finished this a-style and...
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