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  1. Re: My 4th mandolin build, 2nd one built from scratch

    as said, looks great, i have a friend who has built a lot, and he told me doing the wire on one side wasn't bad, but getting th3 e 2 to match was look. look great
  2. Re: My 4th mandolin build, 2nd one built from scratch

    that is gorgeous. I also just completed my 4th and used Adrians plans as well
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    Re: Side bending. Is this worth saving?

    i have a friend who has made 76 mandos to date. I , only 4, and constantly post on here for help. I had a couple scorches, and it being in that top near the scroll area, was very dark on my burst. I...
  4. Thread: ToneRite

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    Re: ToneRite

    want to thank everyone for their answers, and probably if it were not given to me , I would not have purchased one I just would have played the frets off it, and tried different strings until I found...
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    stew mac sale on tuners

    Not earth shattering but 15% off on a select group. now, that said. I have been using Schallers, with no problem, but am curios of the Grover 309's. also curious of the ashton Bailey tailpiece, and...
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    tuner sale stew-mac

    Not earth shaking , but 15% off this month on a select group. i may try the Grover 309's on my next build, reg. $83, on sale for $72. have used Schallers so far. also , am going to try a torrified...
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    Re: Dremel attachments

    ps , would love ti see dhergerts set up, sounds great
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    Re: Dremel attachments

    I have used my dremel for routing the binding channel so fr, but it is tricky at best, and will make myself a router table, but use it with a small router base for inlay and I think it is...
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    Re: on finishing, ( finally)

    I had seen in a recent post Mr Dudenbostel used a product by Pratt and Lambert, I think called "38" When I found a paint store that had it, the guy told me P&L, had a new parent company, dropped "38'...
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    Re: on finishing, ( finally)

    Pratt and Lambert " Fabulon" polyurethane
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    on finishing, ( finally)

    what is your finishing schedule after the last coat? days before wet sanding, what grit to go down to , polishing. etc. that is where I am this morning
  12. Thread: ToneRite

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    Re: ToneRite

    you are so right Mike, it is just I have a newly finished one that I built and wanted to put this to a test. so if in fact it opens up, I will not really know, as it did not have a " before" sound....
  13. Thread: ToneRite

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    Re: ToneRite

    Matt, a buddy gave me one brand new, but he also thought the strings died, It was on his Sam Bush model, but he also thought it was a little louder, albeit very un-scientific
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    Re: How would you do this?

    have you tried wrapping them in saran wrap? I shoot a lot of archery and sometimes the nocks fit a littl loose, and the wrap works great, or fold it in half and double it, and carefully trim waste
  15. Thread: ToneRite

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    Re: Tone right

    again, hoping to find somebody who used this thing and if it shoots down a perfectly good set of strings???? But, talking about voodoo, I don't know anyone who didn't put their new instrument in...
  16. Thread: ToneRite

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    Re: Tone right

    it is a electric vibrator , for lack of description. they fit in the strings and supposedly wake the mando up. but again , my buddy said it killed the strings. so I never really knew if theses were...
  17. Re: TurboPlane, Safe-T-Planer - Powering through plate carving

    i used to use the arbortech tool, you still have to watch for ship out, but is way better then a chisel. today, I still use myangle grinder, but with flap disks of various grits, hogs it out, no...
  18. Thread: ToneRite

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    ToneRite

    i built my last mando, in 2008, and tone rights were something lots of folks argued over at the time.About a month ago, a friend said he had something for me, a brand new , in the box Tone Right. he...
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    Re: on doing a sunburst

    i just want to say, a good many of talented people have helped me on this forum, and this post has been a real lesson for me thanks
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    Re: on doing a sunburst

    I also worked from the inside out, I will try working out-in thanks again, so very helpful
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    Re: on doing a sunburst

    thank you so much, I really enjoy and finishing it, so, one other thing, what process do you sue to block the F holes> I have tried balloons, they broke. I also tried binding tape and a dental pic...
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    on doing a sunburst

    I am at that stage finally, and time to color. This will be my 3rd burts. my wood is sitka, and curlymaple. I am using stew macs water soluble dyes. If I remember the last one, i worked very hard to...
  23. Thread: the saddle

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    Re: the saddle

    what I noticed on my stew mac is you can reverse them and they are the same, but on one side where the strings come across, the woo is thicker, so again, I just used this as the bass side, thanks for...
  24. Thread: the saddle

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    Re: the saddle

    I got it on thick side for bass, for one hour old, new strings, it sounds pretty good. I put D'Adarrios EXP74's. I tried to compare it with my older one , but I realized, I cannot, the old one is...
  25. Thread: the saddle

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    Re: the saddle

    this is a stew mac bridge,and on review, the material on the top is thicker on one end, so maybe that is the bass side. I will try to get a picture
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