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    Selling a Mandocello

    I don't even know where to start. I've bought a lot of instruments, too many, but have never been a horse trader. I have a Gibson K-1, SN 47184, 1918, all original with a new hardshell case. I...
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    Re: Winfield

    Jake shamed me badly the first time I jammed with him, playing things I would never be able to do. He was 8.
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    Re: Frets on fiddles.....why not?

    Seems I have no problem with intonation, a few hours of scales and play a few fiddle tunes I was okay with that, it's the damn bow that's the problem, it doesn't do what I want, ever, i"m sticking...
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    Re: Danny Roberts?

    A few years ago I got to see Danny play with the Grasscals at Strevenson, Washington. After burning the house down on stage for a couple of hour, Danny was gracious enough to hang out with a bunch...
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    Re: Post A Picture Of Yourself

    Me playing last Saturday night in Mt. Angel, Oregon.
  6. Re: HOW long to actually complete a build?

    I did a campfire kit in 4 days and an F-5 Stewmac kit in only 7 months. A month each on the top and the back. I may be old, but I'm slow.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    That's just beautiful, Skip. Thanks for your encouragement, makes me want to keep at it. My #2 was much better than #1. When I get to #32 I hope I'm half as good as that.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Now that's purty right there. I've always admired your work, Andrew.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Very nice work Darren. I, too, got much help from the folks on this list. I really appreciate it.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Yes, dad got a little misty eyed. I'm a little proud of the mandolin, but more of my son, he's a good one.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    I gave the mandolin to my son today, he was thrilled but not as thrilled as I was. It sounded great, the kid can pick a little.



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    Re: Just finishing my 1st F mandolin

    Very nice job Mark. I've just finished my second kit and would like to do one from scratch, but the neck joint and the fingerboard are a little worrysome.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Okay, the psyco cello was a project for a troubled youth group in our area. It was donated for them to paint and was raffled off at some function that my wife bought tickets for, being a good...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    It's a gift for my son, Chad, to replace the IV kit I made for him last year. It had some problems. This one is much better, sounds great and looks pretty good I think. It's a steep learning curve...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    I've been working on this steady since July. Should be ready by Christmas Morning
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    Re: Tone Bar Placement

    Not yet, besides, he's too old to see anything anymore. This kit was a gift from my Dad, Ken.
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    Re: Tone Bar Placement

    I can still cut them down more. I went by the book 7/16" on the bass side and 3/8" on the treble side. How much more, I've got knives, planes and sandpaper.
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    Re: Tone Bar Placement

    Okay, so this is what I did.
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    Re: Tone Bar Placement

    Thanks John, that's good enough for me.
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    Tone Bar Placement

    I've searched this forum and can't find this question addressed.

    I have the Siminoff book and the Stew Mac, Don MacRostie plans for an F-5. While there are some minor differences, one stands...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    I've started my second kit, this time a Stewmac kit. 9 hours today on the back, I may be old, but I'm slow.
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    Re: Emasco Finger Planes

    Okay, after 10 days with the Emasco plane, it's plane to me that the Ibex planes are better. The Emasco plane is flatter than the ibex, tends to dig in and gouge more easily. They are well made and...
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    Emasco Finger Planes

    I've searched this forum and can't find any mention of these planes available form IV.
    I got a 12mm two days ago and so far I'm thrilled with it. Holds and edge better than the IBEX, is much easier...
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    Re: Really dumb question.

    Thanks Dave, I'll be sure and tell him.
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    Really dumb question.

    Suppose some really dumb guy was working way too late and night and the really dumb guy decided to use epoxy to fill and reglue an edge on the back that the hot hide glue didn't hold. This dumb guy...
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