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

    I like it. The Feline model purrs!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Nice ingenuity Spenser. Be careful with it though, even with your smallish drive motor. With a open roller clothing or worse hair can suck you into it. If you cover it you still have kickback...
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    Re: Siminoff H4 Mandola Drawings

    I took time to dig thru my paperwork and locate these plans. They show the headblock shape with a dovetail along with the points and tailblock from above only in a supplemental sheet on the...
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    Re: What Do You Think About This Unique 1 Pc. Back?

    Are those dark marks near the lower treble point knots? There’s too much going on with that plate to go with it without a closer hands on look. I wouldn’t commit on the sale until you’ve had a...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    James are you using cold rolled titanium?
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Backside beauty. Do the lighting holes just look way cool or is the reduced wt. to balance an instrument longitudinally?
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Larry, nice router fixture. I sent my first mandolin build wood to Chris Baird AKA Arches Music Co. for CNC cutting, build fixture and headstock veneer with vase shell inlay. Chris did an amazing...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Great Ideas Graham. I really like your headstocks and reworked guitar shape/aperture location. Can I suggest using a magnet with a wooden laminate cap for a flush fit bolt hole cover on your neck. ...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Thank you Matt. I used some of Mr. Heidens special sauce on that F5. I plan to copy my 23 F4 for the most part on these next two builds. I considered giving hobby luthiery up because of the fine...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Is this the same cypress slab you were working on last October Matt? I really like it and your headstock shape and layout. Hope all is well there and your wife and newest addition to your family...
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    Re: Practice cutting dovetails by hand

    Thank you Adrian. I’m making note of the terminology correction from “shifted neck” To “offset neck”. The small yaw change to bring alignment of the strings over the bridge and into a reasonably...
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    Re: Practice cutting dovetails by hand

    Good Morning Mandolin Cafer’s! After a cup of coffee and going thru Adrian’s fantastic photo instructional I’m left needing a deeper understanding of Lloyd’s neck shift. The two lines that...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    I just got a couple Red Mulberry neck blanks from American Tonewoods that are yellowish, heavy and hard as nails looking from it’s burly narly grain. I’ve seen a large bar top made from Bois D’ arc....
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Beautiful burstworks Steve. Stay well!
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    Re: Fret Size Opinions

    I tried using the smaller FW 37053 Gold Evo on my Carpathian/Claro Walnut F5. These were forgiving to install as a hobbyist and are my new favorite to play. They are on a compound radiused board...
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    Re: Sunburst practice/test - What happened here?

    It’s amazing that so many different techniques work well as long as they acknowledge and deal with the end grain exposure and product to product compatibility. My input is that no matter what finish...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    You “chronic luthiers” are amazing not only in your artistry but in your patience humble suggestions and help when questioned about methods and materials. Steve that’s truly an appropriate name for...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Well said Master OldWave and a nice bouquet of bodacious string tensioning real estate.
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    Re: The real glue strength

    Not seeing the cleaned up neck joint, perhaps your fix is ok. Everything I’ve read points to a stiffer neck is better with less energy loss overall. In my very limited experience as a hobbyist I’ve...
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    Re: Hoffee vs new Calton vs Pegasus vs ?

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    My New DIY F5 and Pegasus from Draper Music(highly recommended).
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    Re: Hoffee vs new Calton vs Pegasus vs ?

    Dang if you do, dang if you don’t. Sorry I couldn’t resist. A few years back I weighed my then new Hoffee, used Pegasus and found them about the same weight. I store my mandolins horizontally on...
  22. Thread: Inlay colors

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    Re: Inlay colors

    I’m surprised holographic texture isn’t being used especially on composite builds. Think of holographic 3-D inlay and binding with the limitless colors and textures. How about a Clownbarf 3-D...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Steve in the white it looks eerily like human skin under magnification. I wonder what angle of cut made this effect? Are you gonna stain it or leave it blond?
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    I guess I’m gonna need to put my UV flashlight under my fretting arm when needed.
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    Re: Dots or no dots

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    I considered tridium gas markers but settled for glow dots in green.
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