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    Re: Sunburst practice/test - What happened here?

    My first practice pieces were not full tops of backs but scrap pieces of board that I carved a recurve over part of it and arched some of the rest of it depending on how big the board was. The...
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    Re: Sunburst practice/test - What happened here?

    Just to compound your troubles, when you work on a carved piece it will react differently than the flat veneer because of the exposed end grain in the recurve. Also you might want to hand sand the...
  3. Thread: Inlay colors

    by CarlM
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    Re: Inlay colors

    The problem with wood as an inlay material is that over the long term almost all woods tend to become brown. What started out as yellow or orange or red or greenish tends over ten years or so to...
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    Re: Live From Here video today

    I was impressed by Bedouine also.

    On another note Chris and Sarah's rendition of Childe Ballad 13 Edward was absolutely chilling. Just amazing.
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    Re: This Repurposing Thing Has Gone Too Far

    If I recall correctly the Guarneri cello which was stolen in Los Angeles was about to be repurposed as a cabinet or nightstand by the cabinetmaker boyfriend of the woman who ended up with it when she...
  6. Re: needing help with using leather dyes on a finish. and help?

    There are a lot of videos demonstrating it on YouTube that do more justice than a word description. It is a process where shellac is gradually polished on to build up layers. It is similar to spit...
  7. Re: needing help with using leather dyes on a finish. and help?

    People say the Tru Oil is an adequate finish. I have not used it personally but it is recommended quite a bit on here. Tung oil alone seems a bit lightweight to me but might be enough.

    Some...
  8. Re: needing help with using leather dyes on a finish. and help?

    You can get dyes from Luthier's Mercantile (lmii.com) designed for use with wood. The leather dye probably would work but these are specifically intended for wood. They offer both water based as...
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mCHhXUtcWw
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    Re: Snacks for Super Bowl party

    Where do you get the Iguana flavored chips? All I could find were these:

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    On another note, smoked eel was some of the best smoked meat I ever had.

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    Re: Mandolin Bridge Woes

    If the intonation was not bad before the nut was filed you might want to take a look and see if the strings are in contact at the front of the nut or if it is ramped and touching back a little. ...
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    Re: Advice for a pre-professional luthier?

    Here is how I rigged up a thickness sander. The drum for the sleeves came from Sears several years ago. I have enough sleeves for now but need to find a new source. The sleeves are 3 inches long...
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    Eight Miles High -Desert Rose Band

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-Hb9ZAi-dc

    Chris Hillman lighting it up on mandolin trading licks with John Jorgenson. I got to hear Clarence White do this live in 1972. These guys do him...
  14. Re: Sound: opinions sought on technique vs instrument, i.e. anti-

    This comment by sblock really sums things up quite nicely. The answer to your question about how much is technique and how much is instrument will change through your playing experience. You will...
  15. Re: Sound: opinions sought on technique vs instrument, i.e. anti-

    Some of the greatest players in the world started performing on lesser instruments. Doc Watson had to borrow a guitar the first time he played for Ralph Rinzler. He did not have a decent acoustic...
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    Re: problem with an ebony fret board

    Here is Dan Erlewine and his apprentice fixing a chipped fretboard

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMXkq44BIWY
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    Re: problem with an ebony fret board

    Just a word to the wise, you can go sideways with a press also. There is no 100 percent cure.
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    Re: Why carve a plates outside first?

    It is also easier to bury mistakes on the inside. If a small piece grain chips or pulls out on the outside then you can take it down and get rid of it if you do the outside first without...
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Breathing is one of a handful of things more important than music. Keep on doing both.
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    In most states, if you advertise yourself as an engineer in private practice you can get yourself in trouble. In other words if you start your own engineering firm freelancing and advertise it that...
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    There are remarkably few rules about who can call themselves an engineer. As long as they do not get involved in designing boilers or certain types of structural design calculations involving danger...
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    Re: Dave Olney rests in peace

    I lost a dear friend last October who collapsed in a field while pheasant hunting. He was a profound hunter and outdoorsman. He fell and was unable to be revived from a massive heart attack. It is...
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    Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...

    hi Norm. I am in Cedar Rapids. Looking at your title it concerned me you might be a "man of wealth and taste" as well. Pleased to meet you....At least we don't have to guess your name.
  24. Thread: Who?

    by CarlM
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    Re: Who?

    At a jam several years ago a guy kept going on and on that I looked like Grandpa Jones. I don't think he meant it as a compliment. So one of my turns I said speaking of Grandpa Jones let's do ...
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    I thought that Gilchrist was Shmergel's PacRim budget line???
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