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    Re: Binding router

    Nice inventive setups, all! I may have mentioned this before as another way to add flexibility to routing, namely devices called spindle motors. These have come down in price recently since they...
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    Re: Tailpiece busted - is this normal?

    Electroplated steels are subject to hydrogen embrittlement, and low-cost products like this hardware are often steel, already damaged by the stamping and forming processes. Plus, the plating I’ve...
  3. Re: what glue to use on 70yo mando w/ previous repairs?

    Generally, glue on top of old glue has no adhesion, so squirting new glue in a seam isn’t a good idea. As Mike says, the joints have to be clean; that means old glue and dirt removed to bare wood. ...
  4. Re: what size flathead screw for a 1920 F2 pickguard clamp

    Perhaps a less dangerous and more accurate solution is electroless nickel (q.v.) also available in kits. As the screws originally were probably nickel plate, and the surface finish is adjustable...
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    Re: Not a mandolin, but finish question

    Yes, paulownia seems to be used on these. An otherwise uninformative you tube video I found that involved opening a yueqin showed a banjo-like stick in the drum from the neck to the tail, which...
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    Re: Could a broken truss rod cause a buzz?

    One way to find a buzz is to make it continuous, and louder. Tapping and string plucking are helpful, but providing a continuous energy source is better. An audio oscillator and any type of...
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    Re: Not a mandolin, but finish question

    Yes, that’s why the invisible interior is interesting. Supposed to act like the springs under a snare drum. Maybe they’re attached to that plug at the tail end, but it might not be advisable to...
  8. Re: Kentucky Mandolin KM-805 new neck available?

    The way there’s a stray piece of binding and a boundary of some sort that I might understand if I were familiar with this design. I wasn’t referring to the scroll break on the peg head, which I...
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    Not a mandolin, but finish question

    So the latest thrift store buy is a Chinese moon guitar, a yuekin I think. Aside from the fun making bamboo frets half an inch high (!) as some are missing and wondering about the totally invisible...
  10. Re: Kentucky Mandolin KM-805 new neck available?

    Rosa’s issue with the truss rod was that it was bi-acting and wouldn’t come out without pulling the fretboard. If yours just unscrews and comes out, replacing it with a fixed brace sounds good, but...
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    Re: Epoxy pore fill and sunburst

    And if all of this wasn’t sufficiently perplexing, we can add in the great mystery of unfinished versus finished interiors. This question is still echoing in the violin community: did the great...
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    Re: David Russell Young (NMC)

    John, not a good analog. Although the largest force is radial, a prop generates thrust, which bends the blades forward. A Cessna 150, which can have a wood prop, at 2000 rpm, has a measured 200 lbs...
  13. Re: Kentucky Mandolin KM-805 new neck available?

    And that’s only part 1. The second video has even more failed efforts, and more trouble expanding the scope which is a good reason for watching Rosa: even with all that experience, he doesn’t edit...
  14. Re: Kentucky Mandolin KM-805 new neck available?

    Mr. Hansen, if the instrument had sentimental value - clearly not, or was worth more than the repair - probably not, unless you could find another wreck for free and do the work yourself, and the one...
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    Re: Quint Mandolin

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    Partly orange, but the copper roof was originally turquoise. The main building roof was orange, an interesting and novel suggestion by a famous designer, because the HoJos were meant to...
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    Re: Quint Mandolin

    Dunno. If I were looking at an instrument at this price point, and didn’t have the ability to try it out, verify follow-up service, etc., I’d look for something else. On the other hand, some people...
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    Re: Mandocello nut

    Amplitude is not related other than to how hard you pluck the string. Rule of thumb might be if, at the midpoint, the inter-string distance is more than or comparable to twice the non-buzz action...
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    Re: Drilling peghead for tuners.

    Adrian, of course SM sells one, and for the low, low price of $70US! Itís a modified ViseGrip with an expanding pin. Of course, there are many other ways to dig one of these out, especially if one...
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    Re: Buzz on Open D Strings

    Donít forget that weíre not talking about a mandolin here. Having recently acquired a mutant banjo myself, Iíve found that itís a weighty collection of unconnected metallic hardware, some seemingly...
  20. Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    Brass and nickel silver are non-magnetic. Nickel plate is. A little magnet on a string may provide some answers.
    Note that ‘nickel silver’ isn’t a very specific alloy, so not guaranteed to be...
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    Pretty odd, not so pretty

    Currently on SGW. Photos not good, but seems somehow not quite rustic homebrew. Fretboard may have pasted on magazine print, or something.
    Any guesses?189329
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    Re: Sharpening Ibex plane blades

    You’re ok. I don’t have one of these, but the angle looks to be above 45 or so. Shallow planes are down at 20 or lower. If you make a sketch of the iron angle and the typical bevel angle, you’ll...
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    Re: Sharpening Ibex plane blades

    The cap iron doesn’t even have to go all the way across to do its function, and in many small planes, is just a narrow finger, or even absent. In small planes it may not be adjustable. It functions...
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    Re: Waverly tuner repair

    But don’t use the same ‘repairer’ if you swap with a different type. He or she isn’t too skilled.
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    Re: Waverly tuner repair

    @Mike. Are the slot head screws more in keeping with the period design? Nice touch.
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