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    Re: First pickguard Attempt

    Looks very nice Joey. I really like the way some areas are transparent. Good job!
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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    Charlie,
    One other piece of advice is that when you think you’ve added enough dye, you haven’t. Once the first sealer/finish coats are sprayed the colors brighten greatly. This mandolin looked...
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    Re: Which bridge should I get?

    Bill James bridges can be found at axinc.net. Equivalent to CA bridges IMHO. Shipping is rather steep for one bridge...
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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    This is a new build, so no old finish to worry about. As long as you’ve got the clear coats off a little dye left shouldn’t matter since you’re re-dying dark.
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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    Just finished an attempt at Gallatin faded leather yesterday. Not sure how close I got as I had only internet photos to guide me. Used Transtint med. brown dye in alcohol(started with recommended...
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    Re: Source for pre-carved plates

    http://www.oldworldtonewood.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=32_101
  7. Celluloid binding victim of Trumpís tariff war

    Just saw this on the Axiom website
    Between the (33% ?) haz-mat shipping fee and this ďtariffĒ, wood binding is starting to look cost effective !


    Information about China Tariff

    To our...
  8. Re: Finished first build - Thanks for all of the help

    Excellent job! Not easy to pull off a blonde top. Good luck with your next build.
  9. Re: Thinking of build oval hole and f-style at the same time...

    I have found that building two mandolins concurrently saves a significant amount of machine setup time. As the differences in their designs increase, the build steps fall “out of sync”, e.g. F5 vs...
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    Re: "Ice tea" sunburst

    I sent you a PM with my "recipe"
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    Re: "Ice tea" sunburst

    A brighter photo...168927
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    Re: "Ice tea" sunburst

    Bernie,
    If you think this is similar enough, I can send you the Tans-Tint dyes/ratios used.Was air-brushed, not rubbed.
    John
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    Re: graduation advice

    I found that acrylic templates speed up the process of redrawing the contour lines after each carving/scraping/sanding.
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