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    Re: Shop Helpers

    I have Bellatrix, whom my kids have decided is a "bonsai panther". She comes out to the shop every 24 hours or so and patrols, just to make sure it's safe for me to be in here.
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    And earlier...
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    Re: Shop Helpers

    Sometimes Claire spends some time in the shop when it's raining or too hot outside.
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  3. Re: inlaying on wood other then ebony, ( lighter color)

    Slow down, use a good magnifying visor and make the inlay fit nice and tight.
  4. Re: Another newbie question: How do each of you carve mandolin pl

    When the plate is done it doesn't know what method was used to carve it. We can't look at it and see what method was used to carve it, we can't listen to it and hear what method was used to carve...
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    Re: Rosewood and shellac

    Have a look at this video of mine- rosewood sides with maple bindings- similar problem.
    If you skip to about 5 mins in, you'll see the bit that you want.

    https://youtu.be/-6H3pQbei2Q

    Hope it...
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    Re: When fitting a bridge....

    A slight back tilt towards the tailpiece is what I aim for.
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    Re: New Builders Tap tuning

    Iím in the camp that says tap tuning (as described by Siminoff, that is, tuning parts to specific notes) is utterly useless. Achieving a particular note only means you got that piece of wood to a...
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    Re: New Builders Tap tuning

    I think time spent getting the proper shape of the plates is a better use of time along with proper thicknessing. Tapping won't help if you have a trench instead of a graceful recurve or a back that...
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    Re: Chris Baird's shop burns - Arches Mandolins

    Health problems, a "real job", a shop fire...
    It's like a bad blues song... but no where to go but up from here.
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    Re: Full-contact bridges: New standard?

    Each mandolin is different from any other. They are really not one size fits all. On some the two foot works better, on others the full contact. In addition to that, a perfect fit is just as...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    I imagine if you asked the average non-builder what they thought was the hardest part to bend on an F is they'd say the scroll but this is by far the one that will test your will and patience.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    That's more like it Steve.;) Is that rosewood in the middle shot?
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    What rock have you been under?? Green is soooooo last week!
    Here we have a "tarp" blue fingerboard with matching frets. A stunning accent to a soon-to-be stained spruce top.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Here are some more in progress.


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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Digging that gray, Steve!
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Here's an octave I'm working on, headed for Italy. It's evolved into a bit of a homage to John Monteleone.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    First Shellac French Polish session -

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    Steve
  18. Re: Post a picture of an unconventional colour scheme/finish

    Nice "sunsetburst"!

    Here is another green one from about 10 years ago that I've never posted before.

    j.
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    new website coming next week!
  19. Re: Post a picture of an unconventional colour scheme/finish

    Eye Candy section gone wild...
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