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  1. Re: tinting white binding on a french polish instrument

    can anyone recomend a shellac by name?
  2. Re: tinting white binding on a french polish instrument

    thank you so much, now to buy some everclear
  3. tinting white binding on a french polish instrument

    I am coming down the home stretch on a f model, I have the fingerboard done in white binding, and the rest of the binding waiting its turn, now the end guy who is getting this says he would like the...
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    Re: Sorry for this string height question

    I believe it is .011-.013

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    It should be noted, that I ask more questions on here then I answer,lol
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    Re: The real glue strength

    just my opinion, but if I were to use hide, it would only be for the back, to be able to get at everything else, I doubt I would ever use it on joining plates, , but on the other hand heat seems to...
  6. Thread: tab section

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    tab section

    I know they are here somewhere, but can't find them. On a side note, I signed up for ;"artistworks lessons ," w. Mike Marshall, and really like it, Mike seems to be a great teacher
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    Re: Marketing and getting your name/brand out.

    I have a friend near me, who has found it helpful to get an instrument either into a pros hands, or anup and coming picker just to get it out there
  8. Thread: tuner install

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    Re: tuner install

    in answer to me step drilling, I have stew macs jig and it takes a a 1/4 in. bit , which gets me half way there. so until I devise another way or a jig that takes an 8 mm. bit, you see where I am at
  9. Thread: tuner install

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    tuner install

    I have moved on to the neck, with my top glued to the rim, the veneer is on and holes drilled with the stew mac jig. My schallers went in like a dream. now I cannot remember what I did for the...
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    Re: waterbase lacquer finish suggestions

    thank you for all that info. I will look into Euro-var
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    waterbase lacquer finish suggestions

    I am getting to where most of my components are ready for assembly and am looking for suggestions for a waterbase lacquer product. prolly gloss.i have used Behlen, and liked it, and tried a product ,...
  12. Thread: 3 models

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    Re: 3 models

    very innovative nice work
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    Re: Newest Bulldog off the bench

    that is beautiful and one crazy back
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    Re: problem with an ebony fret board

    thanks Richard.I will say this though sometimes , if things do not go wrong, you learn nothing, and I have learned a heap from this one thank you cafe people, for your patience
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    Re: problem with an ebony fret board

    this just seems to go on. I started putting in some new frets with the thoughts of repairing the couple small spots of chip out i have. In installing one fret , ( I had 5 in so far), I am not sure if...
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    Re: problem with an ebony fret board

    well, AFTER i HAD THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A PO'D RANT, AND WISHED i WOULD NOT HAVE POSTED, i CERTAINLY LEARNED A LOT, THANKS ALL, also seen caps are on
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    Re: problem with an ebony fret board

    thanks everybody, I did not use and glue, and when I was done realized I was just mad, ,( something do less and less today)< and it was a childish rant, and could not find a delete button
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    Re: problem with an ebony fret board

    Hey mister mod, go ahead and delete , thanks
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    problem with an ebony fret board

    A guy wants me to build him an f model. and I have a real weird problem I have the fingerboard finished to frets. I have 4 frets on , going slow but good,then I realize the fret wire looks bigger...
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    Re: point protector material

    I actually need a tailpiece from him but do not want to pay hasmat for shipping so am looking for a substitute
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    point protector material

    my first build was a stew mac kit , back in the day of celluloid being shipped, and it came with a 1/4 by 2 x 2 block for point protectors. since then, I decided to go with ebony on the points, and...
  22. Re: What was your biggest challenge in making an F style mandolin

    I would go with binding as well. look at the difference between an F and an A, binding on the A, once around , on th eF all those miters and isn't a 45 anywhere, then the scroll,
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    Re: Siminoff F5 Kit

    I bought a stew mac kit, and messed up so many things that i just used it for templates. I have made one A, and 3 F's from scratch but still use rogers book as my reference
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    Re: torrified wood woes

    well , this can be case closed, It won't be anything I will be using again. although i may experiment with some other spruces,, I currently have a piece of italian spruce from a fiddly builder I...
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    Re: torrified wood woes

    hogo.
    actually when I felt it break, for one second i thought of gluing it back together, maybe could have learned some repair work, but I knew I would never used it so I actually flex it until it...
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