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    Re: First pickguard Attempt

    Looks nice Joey. Thanks for kind comments
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    Re: First pickguard Attempt

    Post a photos of those new tuners and headstock
  3. New Army/Navy custom build - Crystal Forest

    Sharing a few photos of my latest mandolin build.
    A Crystal Forest Army/Navy mandolin. Adirondack red spruce top, red-curly maple back sides and neck Ebony fingerboard and vine inlay. Body bound...
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    Re: Where to buy solid wood for Mandolin?

    Old standard wood. Adirondacksprucr.com
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    Re: First song attempt.

    I glad to know you are enjoying Penelope. Makes all those hours if building her worth while.☺️
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    Re: First song attempt.

    Sounds really good. Good Job Joey
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    Re: Flatiron Pancake

    A new flat top nearing completion.

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    Re: Homemade Thickness Sander

    I built one of these from the same plans. I've used it to build several instruments.
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    Re: DIY Thickness sander addition

    The plans I am using show the head block depth of 2" which extends into the area where the popsicle brace would cross. I am going to add add an additional patch between the back of the head block and...
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    Re: DIY Thickness sander update

    Update on the thickness sander. Seems to work great. Have done a rosewood back and sides for a dreadnought guitar.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO-07n7Yg-k

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    Re: DIY Thickness sander addition

    Looks like a nice machine. Where do you get your sandpaper rolls?
    I made the roller out of MDF because thats what the plan suggested. Also the original designer used MDF and if it has worked for...
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    Re: DIY Thickness sander addition

    The drum is 22" wide. Big enough for guitar tops. I may add a laminate to the table if it starts to wear. Some people use 1/4" ply disks. If a person had a lathe you could turn the drum down out of...
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    DIY Thickness sander addition

    A new addition to the luthier's workshop. I built a thickness sander to do my instrument top, backs and sides. I need to add the sandpaper to the roll and it will be ready to use. The "spindle" is...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Some photos of my latest mandolin project ready for some stain. This mandolin has an Adirondack red spruce top and maple back, sides and neck. 1 1/8" not width on an ebony fretboard and peghead...
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    Re: Crystal Forest Mandolin bridge height

    I set up every instrument to the best playability. The neck angle I shoot for is 2 . I put Cumberland Acoustic bridges on most of my mandolins because people like them. Steve @ Cumberland makes them...
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    New Crystal Forest F5 build

    My latest F5 build completed a couple weeks ago (December 1, 2014).
    This mandolin has an "old growth" California redwood top that started as a billet from mandolintonewood.com/. The back and sides...
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    Crystal Forest F5

    Thought I would post a few photos of my recently completed F5 (in the white).
    It features an "old Growth" California redwood top with maple back, sides and neck.
    The fretboard is ebony with EVO...
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    New Crystal Forest A/N Style Flat top

    Sharing a few photos of my latest flat top A/N project.

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    California Redwood top, red-curly maple back sides and neck, Ebony peghead overlay with mother or pearl inlay....
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    Re: Transcribing app?

    Here is an online transcriber. Paste your lyrics with chords in and adjust.
    http://tabtuner.com/new/
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    Re: F hole flat top

    Below are a few photos of a couple different AN styles I have built with F-holes
    rather than oval or round holes. The bracing on the F-holes is different than the ovals
    so there is a difference in...
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    Re: Wayfaring Stranger

    Here's another music video version:
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    New Crystal Forest F5 #0114-021

    Photos of my latest F5 build. Crystal Forest #0114-021. This mandolin has an Adirondack red spruce top and maple back sides and neck. The back and top are CNC rough cut blanks from Dave Smith @ Smith...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    My second F5 is coming along. I've been building Army/Navy style for a couple years.
    Raw plates from Dave Smith @ Smith Creek Mandolins.

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    Re: Should I Exchange This Loar LM-600?

    If you visit an expensive mandolin shop like Ghrun Guitars and closely examine a selection of high dollar mandolins your going to fine a few flaws on almost every one if you look close enough. If you...
  25. Re: HELP! Vega Mandolin Banjo tailpiece missing...experts pls!

    The cloud is the cover for the tailpiece. Look on ebay, you will find some that will work.
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