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  1. Re: Looking to have some pearl inlay work done.

    I've seen that Bruce Weber at Montana Lutherie offers that service. (NFI)

    https://www.montanalutherie.com/product/mandolin-truss-rod-cover/
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    Re: Sharpening Ibex plane blades

    Thank you for the feedback John! I'll do a bit more filing and sanding on the cap iron this weekend.

    Silly question, but I want to clarify the Richard500's input above, are Ibex planes bevel up...
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    Re: Sharpening Ibex plane blades

    Thank you all for your help with my first finger plane! Using John's instructions, I worked on my 10mm Ibex this last weekend. I ran into a couple things I wanted to share and a few questions. First,...
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    Re: Sharpening Ibex plane blades

    Thank you for the sharpening tips, Andrew! I think I understand the hold and motion you're describing and moving the blade sideways while rocking makes sense to me. I'll give your technique a go this...
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    Re: Sharpening Ibex plane blades

    Thank you John! The pictures speak a thousand words. I will be working on tuning up my 10mm this weekend. I played with it a little on some scrap wood and the chips were definitely getting hung up....
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    Re: Sharpening Ibex plane blades

    Hi John,
    I know this is digging up an old thread, but I just bought my first finger plane and was wanting to tune it up per your tutorial. I found the text via the web archive...
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    Re: No pickguard finish scratches

    What a great pickguard! Would you mind sharing how you attached it to the fretboard/neck? It is a very sleek install that I'd like to consider for my build.
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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    James,
    So amazing that your family has such deep ties back to the origins of a lot of instrument building innovations and traditions. Thank you for confirming the 1704N is an excellent starting...
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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    James,
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. From your experience, would the "1704N" recipe and preparation process given on violins.ca be a good starting point? In another thread you...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Looking great Mando2020! Can't wait to see more pictures and hear what it sounds like.
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    That's looking great Jeff!
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    Thank you for explaining that John! That makes a lot of sense.
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    I’ve been following this thread with great interest and it has brought up two questions I have regarding finish.

    First, what is the purpose of french polishing shellac or Tru-Oil over the top of...
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    Re: Rib assemblies too small?

    What if you kept the plates oversized and made these to have more of a violin construction appearance like a Campanella?
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  15. Re: Confused about a spirit varnish over a sunburst on first mand

    Andrew,
    Thank you for clarifying that dyes like TransTint can be disturbed by both water and alcohol based sealer coats, regardless of how it is thinned. I had always wondered how thinner selection...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    A couple months ago, I was passing through Portland and Old Growth kindly let me play his two Ruhlands and I thought I would share my experience here.

    First and foremost, they were amazing!...
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    Re: Light bulb test of top plate

    Hank, you have built a beautiful mandolin! Was this your first build? Is your build process chronicled in another thread here on the forum? I am interested in learning about all aspects of the build...
  18. Re: Recent visit to Carters, and also to Tyler White’s shop

    Wow, that is a thing of beauty! Thanks for sharing those pictures. I can't wait to hear you play it when you get a chance. It sounds like you're rather busy right now and if you ever need someone to...
  19. Re: Recent visit to Carters, and also to Tyler White’s shop

    Jesse,
    Is that your White #17 in the new pictures on Tyler's Instagram? It looks amazing!

    www.instagram.com/p/B3NIA3fHvTe/
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