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    Re: Carbon Fiber Straight D tube?

    I forgot to include a link to youtube that I posted when I was installing the Dtube on the Mandocello. I just epoxy them in with less than 1/16 of recess and float epoxy over the carbon fiber. I...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Straight D tube?

    Hi- I built a mandocello with a Dtube 3 years ago with a 25 1/2 in scale. It sounds great and the neck has stayed perfectly straight without a truss rod. I am currently finishing up an f5 with...
  3. Tone bars and thickness for western cedar

    Hi All- I'm Starting an A shape western cedar top with F-holes and was wondering what the best choice for tone bars would be. I have red spruce sitka spruce and western cedar as choices.

    Also...
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    Re: Looking for bone nut source.

    Thanks for the responses. I did a little research on DIY nut making from scratch and am really not interested in doing the work involved with using butane or white gas to de-grease it which from...
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    Looking for bone nut source.

    Anyone have a source other than Ebay for bone nut blanks in bulk for a reasonable price?
    Thanks
    Joe
  6. Re: Carbon fiber D-Tube truss rod replacement for mandocello

    Here's an updated url to AllRed's special section on luthiers using their carbon fiber products.

    http://geminimusical.com/carbon-fiber-d-tube-neck-beam.asp
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    Re: Mandola Parts

    Use the same type of tailpiece as for a mandolin so you can spend a little and get a stamped gold or a cast gold.

    Stewart Mcdonald sells both.

    Allen makes several cast
    James are beautiful...
  8. Carbon fiber D-Tube truss rod replacement for mandocello

    Hi All- I posted a short film on youtube regarding the use of Allred's D-Tube in the neck of a Mandocello I'm building. I thought it would create some lively debate!
    Joe

    See it at:
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    Re: Bridge design for mandocello

    Thanks for the responses everyone. I think I'll go with a one foot adjustable and give it a year to settle in then maybe switch to a one foot, one piece.

    I am also trying something new with this...
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    Re: Bridge design for mandocello

    No great science or engineering involved in the design. I have some specs for traditional 2 piece bridges that I have pulled off of several friends and jammers instruments. I've also done some one...
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    Re: Bridge design for mandocello

    I typically start out with an adjustable design and replace it after a year with a one piece.
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    Re: Bouzouki neck construction?

    Take a look at this Carbon fiber designed D-Tube. A little pricey but there is added sound quality in the end aside from great stiffness.

    http://geminimusical.com/carbon-fiber-d-tube-neck-beam.asp
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    Bridge design for mandocello

    Hi Everyone- I'm designing the bridge for an F mandocello that I'm building. At the Woodstock guitar show last fall I spoke with a few archtop builders about plate thicknesses etc. and noticed that...
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    Re: mando cello rough side dimensions

    Top, Bottom, headstock, and all blocks are drawn. Scale will be 25 1/2. Thicknesses and tone bars are all figured out. I'm going with F-holes. I just couldn't decide on side thickness.
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    mando cello rough side dimensions

    Hi All:

    I'm getting ready to saw all my rough dimensional lumber for my mando cello build. What I am building will end up being similar to Weber's F style in size. I can't find anyone around me...
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    Mandocello Build

    Hi All- I'm still working out the details of my mando cello build and am wondering about opinions for the differences in sound in choosing a center oval hole over f-holes. I've never build...
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    Fret wire for mandocello

    Hi All:

    Anyone have a suggestion for fretwire size for a mandocello? I'm planning a first time build. Thanks
  18. Need a method for accurate glue up of neck

    Hi All- I am interested in the method you use to assure that the neck is lined up with the mando body on glue up. I do a dovetail but don't always get it slop free so I use a straight edge with a...
  19. Re: Flat top mandola plans - resize McDonald project?

    If you want to tackle an F style mandola I take a look at what Smith Creek offers.

    http://www.smithcreekmandolin.com/plansmoldstemplate.html

    I did the mandola last year and it has a great sound...
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    Anyone tried an Outlier tailpiece?

    http://www.shapeways.com/product/RQUK4DD3D/outlier-mandolin-tailpiece?li=more-from-shop&optionId=20588788

    Anyone try one of these 3d printed tailpieces? They look interesting. There are 2 price...
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    Anybody ever try a red spruce bridge?

    I have to make a bridge for an F octive I'm building. I have never bothered with bridge building. I usually get a Cumberland for the mandos and mandolas I've done. Steve doesn't do octaves.

    If...
  22. Re: Opinions wanted on compound radius for an F octive

    Wow! You guys went way off on a tangent! I was really looking for opinions on the difference in playability between a flat or radius board and what others have used if they did do a radius. I do...
  23. Opinions wanted on compound radius for an F octive

    Hi All- I'm working on my first F octive. Just finishing up the binding so neck and fret board are next. I am doing a 22" scale. I had planned to just do a flat fret board but now am thinking...
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    Re: Octave bracing.

    Hi Rob- Nice looking and sounding! I'm currently building a mandola and want to take on a f style octave next. Did you work off an available plan for yours? Thanks

    Joe
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    Re: A binding question

    Thanks Devin. I was leaning toward shellac. I like the paper towel idea too.

    JOe
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