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    Re: sound post experiment

    Or not posted.
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    Re: sound post experiment

    If it somehow worked, you all could have something like my very most favorite tools-as-sculpture: the three bears post tools; violin, viola, cello187706
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    Re: Granite in the shop

    I didn’t mention that the cast iron version has additional utility as the measuring tools have magnetic bases, and some plates have an accurate array of tapped holes that make clamping setups easier....
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    Re: buying tonewood

    I bought a fairly new Delta 14” at a tag sale for $75, and about a year later, the riser for $5. It’s a pretty light unit, man portable. Has most of the features, but not the best thing for resaw at...
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    Re: Granite in the shop

    Dick, a piece that thick is too thin to be a machinist’s plate, likely countertop material, but since these things are ground and polished, plenty flat enough, and also you don’t destroy it’s value...
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    Re: Pre cut fretboard supply - UK

    So what did he do that is so obviously wrong? Spacing that looks wrong? Measures wrong? Cuts not parallel? Cuts not perpendicular to the center line?
    Started too close to the nut end?
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    Re: New Build: 13 inch scale Flat-Top

    Bob, a quick search only finds a couple “stringless” guitars, no mandolins, which might be a solution for weak or painful hands. The guitar versions seem to have either physical buttons or infrared,...
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    Re: Pre cut fretboard supply - UK

    Easiest and most accurate flattener is sandpaper face up on any board. Start with very coarse, 80 or less. Keeping thickness constant is by inspection with any kind of a caliper, or the professor’s...
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    Re: Redtip wood?

    I don’t know what it is either, but focused on the idea of using wood from limbs, as mentioned, which is reaction wood for some trees. Can’t find an easy reference to the use of reaction wood in...
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    Re: Wood identity question

    [QUOTE=CarlM;1780828]A burl is a growth on a tree which is a response to injury or a fungus infection. They can be from a lot of different species but are more common in walnuts and redwoods. Maple...
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    Re: Bug spray Lacquer repair

    The curse of a decorative object. Of course you put grandpa’s mandolin on the mantel. Besides, who keeps moldy pasteboard cases around?
    I collect antique tools. Half the ‘country inn’ genre of...
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    Re: Bug spray Lacquer repair

    Jeff, there was this theory that all paint splatters and drips fall less than three feet from the brush, so that two painters would be safe from each other’s droplets if they were six feet away. ...
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    Re: Goodwill Gibson A

    No returns, no warranty of condition, but to be a little (a trifle) fair, all these items are donations; whomever owned them isn’t providing any history and is not available for questions. Each...
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    Re: Bug spray Lacquer repair

    Not as nutty as the antique furniture world, where original, uncleaned dirt over original, decayed finish is built into the value, or, somewhat more understandably, with collectibles like coins or...
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    Re: Goodwill Gibson A

    I posted because it had immediately rocketed up (auctions are about one week duration), so those who haunt Goodwill had already found it. What is amazing is that, unlike, say ebay or CL or the...
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    Goodwill Gibson A

    Shopgoodwill.com. Up to $600 plus five days out, and even Goodwill is hinting that something’s amiss. So is this a glossy restoration, a fake, or an amazingly pristine find?
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    Re: Rogue mandolin has no braces

    If we can define musicality in a clear, measurable way, we can achieve it in unlimited structures and materials.
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    Re: Rogue mandolin has no braces

    One of several reasons the ancient Egyptians invented plywood, 5500 years ago.
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    Re: 1957 EM200 disintegration of tuner buttons

    Jeff, I haven’t done it, but from other experience with similar, would suggest that the first third or so of the button’s hole (buttonhole?) can be enlarged to guide the installation, since that part...
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    Re: Making a Measuring Wheel

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    This is the blacksmith version from antiquity. It is called a traveller. This one has one notch, and partial revolutions are marked with chalk. It is the practical alternative to string...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Finally, the F outline inspiration revealed!
    And why it’s called F.
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    Re: Airbrush question.

    Quick, simple answers? I’ll try. First, there are many airbrush designs, principles of operation, air cap (nozzle) options etc. Versatile, controllable models are used by artists, plain atomizers...
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    Re: Collings MTO: replacement tuners?

    Clearly something of very limited interest, but if anyone wants to alter tuner button shafts - longer or shorter, there should be one particularly easy way to do it, even as one-off. Just sleeve a...
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    Re: Collings MTO: replacement tuners?

    Constant adjustment sounds more like sticking bridge or nut, rather than tuner, but as said, could be other things. Hard to turn (some, all ?) same, plus poor tuner mounting - holes too big,...
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    Re: how do you clean your files?

    Tusq is a proprietary item, no composition available, no msds, but probably a phenolic. Likely known under other names. As such, very limited solvent possibilities. Ashing it will convert it to...
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