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    Re: Neck fall away at 12th fret HELP?

    How does the underside of fingerboard look like? Is it flat or is the angle already in there? What type of mandolin are we talking about?
    The only instruments that may need the fall off are acoustic...
  2. Re: Transplanting a new tenon in a screwed up neck joint

    It's too late now but by cutting it away you probably lost the easiest and strongest possibility of rebuilding the tenon... but pics would help alot to judge the situation...
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I have seen and deeply studied my share of these scrolls and made comparisons in computer and they ALL are based upon one design albeit not always executed with perfect precision. The flow of curves...
  4. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I wrote "NOT Loar" in my post, perhaps you missed it...
    I never suggested Loar really worked on these mandolin nor designed them. I guess he didn't do much more work on instruments other than...
  5. Re: tinting white binding on a french polish instrument

    Many companies name the batches themselves so names are not equal among sellers. Basicly anything darker than bleached water clear shellac will have some color. The lightest is usually called blonde...
  6. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Not exactly to OP but...
    I don't know privileges but they certainly build to specs that their CNC staff loaded into machines. I'm not talking about sound as I haven't played recent Gibson (post...
  7. Re: tinting white binding on a french polish instrument

    Unless you will use bleached shellac, the FP will add slightly amber tone to the bindings. You can spray some thin coats of shellac (amber or darker) as sealer on whole mandolin before french...
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    Re: Minimum saddle height?

    I would just plane top 1/16" off the saddle and glue (with CA) one long strip of new ebony and reshape to match the shape of compensations (any small remnants of slots would be filled by CA glue when...
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    Re: Weber Redesign results

    52 4f 46 4c 21
  10. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Well, from what I've read, folks are sometimes suing companies for much more stupid reasons. (Not that I agree with all that suing) Smell of money is really good enough reason for some. :-)
  11. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Too Ffunny! Guys, I almost flooded my laptop with tea I just sipped....
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    Re: The real glue strength

    Is the TBLHG soft and rubbery inside the joint or the squeeze out? You should remove excessive squeeze out glue right after clamping with stiff brush or spatula. Large bead of wet glue sitting...
  13. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Perhaps modern Gibsons have smoother surface because of heavy use of sanders and thick layers of finish but Loars had that specific crisp style even if some roughness was present. Of course there are...
  14. Thread: Sanding

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    Re: Sanding

    I'm perhaps too old school guy but I don't think I have used up more than 3-4 sheets of sandpaper total for final sanding (meaning if I combine all the pieces of various grits I've used in last 20...
  15. Thread: Fretboard Riser

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    Re: Fretboard Riser

    That is what I aim at too. I would add that I fit the neck before I finish shaping of the riser. I aim for 1/2" overstand at the crosspiece and neck projection (with starightedge placed on surface of...
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    Re: Help! Quick recommendation - Paasche airbrush

    I had to look up the Iwata Eclipse and it looks just like my Revell Master class Airbrush (perhaps they even have interchangeable parts). Never had a complaint about quality and the only time I got...
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    Re: Help! Quick recommendation - Paasche airbrush

    I've never had problem with my dual action airbrushes. I've got old Schneider with very fine nozzle and needle but mostly use sturdier Revell (very similar to the paasche in OP) with medium nozzle (I...
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    Re: another contour map question

    Loars were made in factory that made many many mandolins a week. The plates were carved on duplicating machines and final graduations or archings were not reworked too precisely. From CT scans I have...
  19. Thread: Bad tuner?

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    Re: Bad tuner?

    Check how the problematic string is held on its post and clean and lube the nut slots. These solve 99.9% of problems with going out of tune. Even the crappiest tuners won't go out of tune by...
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    Re: another contour map question

    Each maker has his own style of arching (albeit mostly based upon the Loar style). Basicly the A or F style have the same arching except the scroll area. Some carve the recurve all around top...
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    Re: Best Bridge Jig Stew Mac or Cuberland ??

    Don't forget that it is most useful on new mandolins with nice smooth arches. Older mandolins have often dented or deformed tops under bridge feet and the jig won't work as nicely (just takes you...
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    Re: How to make the crack disappear ?

    It makes things simplier when there is clear nitro over unstained rosewood.
    Violin makers would in never touch up more than the minimal bare spot, even FP over larger area is frowned upon these...
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    Re: Ibanez M522 top collapsing

    Sorry to be harsh but doing all that tuning nonsense is not going to save your mandolin. First, if you ever want to use any tap tuning technique your build specs MUST be consistent and any tuning...
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    Re: Sunburst practice/test - What happened here?

    When veneer is glued on under pressure the glue can penetrate and some parts or pores can be sealed and cause uneven staining as well.
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    Re: Sunburst practice/test - What happened here?

    I buy alcohol for stackfree fireplaces, it is 99.98% ethanol (200 proof?) and only tiny amount of added denatonium benzoate. It costs just under 2 EUR per liter bottle. I once put my finger in mouth...
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