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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    SBJ,
    Scale is 22 inches. Length is 17, upper bout 9 and lower bout 12. Body depth is 3 1/2 and 4. Carved X braced Sitka Spruce top. High flame Maple back. Fingerboard is ramped on the top like some...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Octave neck fitting.

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    Re: Show off your back side

    Quilted Torrefied Maple F.183182
  4. Re: Teensie-Weensie little position markers

    Brad point bits.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Heading home this morning. MF#37. 182507182508182509
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    Color on and sealed.182260182261
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Tobacco burst on a pickguard.182256
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    Re: Allesi tuners

    Hendrik, I would need to confirm, but probably 2015. My communications on the repairs was 2016. Discovered after 3 or 4 instruments were out with tuners on them. So I checked all the rest I had and...
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    Re: Allesi tuners

    I gave Alessi a try looking for options to using better tuners. I had many problems with some other brands and decided to put the better tuners on my instruments. I considered Alessi or Waverly the...
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    Re: Show off your back side

    A recent 2 point departure and a 1 piece quilted.
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    Re: binding channel cutting options

    Dremel tools shaft bearings are mounted in rubber or plastic. Not solid enough for accurate routing for channels or inlay. I have something similar to Lynn's using a small router mounted below. Still...
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    Re: Question about glue

    I use HHG on everything in the box, dovetail joints and the fingerboard. Just set up to get things clamped quickly. Preheat parts can extend open time. I use titebond or LMII glue for peghead veneers...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Phil, Matt,
    I use the bone to promote a better connection from the bridge top to the thunbwheels. A little more clarity and volume. Even with a little more mass. Also makes the the bridge top much...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    #39 ready to go home. Added the finger rest this morning.
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    Re: Shop Pictures

    With my boys off to college and out in the world, I took over the basement and expanded my shop out of the little room. Now I have a main area, a dust room and a finishing room. Never enough space it...
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    Thickness and rough out a 2 point and 2 F mandolins.

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    Re: Natural top anyone?

    Natural Engelmann top with natural Koa back and sides. Only tint is from the shellac sealer and varnish.170237170238
    Any time I get a really clear top with no color, I put it aside for any 'blonde'...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Mandolin ribs and guitar sides cut out and thicknessed. Sure is sad to see so much beautiful wood in the dust collector....170233170234~o)
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    Re: Full-contact bridges: New standard?

    I use full contact bridges to reduce bridge saddle bending from string load. The center space is weaker. So the load causes the saddle to deflect, causing the posts to rotate towards the center,...
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    Jeff Mando it is a little more aggressive than a 40 grit 2 inch sanding disc, but not much. Not as scary as you think. There are some tools out there I would never consider using.....the handpiece is...
  22. Re: Reciprocating or power carvers for carving plates

    I have been using a Foredom 90 degree grinder with a 2 inch carbide grinding disc. Then finish out with Ibex planes. Very controllable in my opinion, but you need to be cautious. Like shaving off the...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    A blonde F.156887156888
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Octave 1 and 2 finished up.156883156884156885156886
  25. Re: Carbon fiber neck reinforcement plus truss rod

    I use 1/8 x 3/8 rod on each side of a 2 way on everything I build. For stiffness and neck to headstock reinforcement. I can get about 1/2 turn either way on the truss rod. I have to make sure I...
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