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  1. Re: Long term planning for 1st mandolin and uke GDAE in the meant

    I agree with this assessment 100%. Remember too that less expensive doesn't necessarily mean "cheap"... At least the connotation of "cheap" gives one the impression of poor quality and this is not...
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    Re: What's your Spraying set up?

    First coat looks good... already had a little dust infection, but I think I can sand it out... I'm thinking if I can control the dust, this may turn out nice

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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    MrMoe, I looked on the Big Muddy Group page and didn't see your recording... mind sharing a link?
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    Re: What's your Spraying set up?

    Much appreciated Richard. If things look good on my test pieces this evening, I'll spray a first coat and share pics.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    WOW! That is pretty awesome looking!

    You should powder coat it... and put some hydraulics and some spinners on it. It's already got the bass.
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    Re: What's your Spraying set up?

    I just wanted to update this thread. I ordered an LVLP "Touch-up" gun with a little 4 oz cup. I didn't quite research as much as I should have and found out too late it had a 0.8 tip. This is the...
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    Re: Assessing wood grain of standing trees

    That was a cool thread, John. Great stuff!

    My second build, I plan to make the back out of some Redbud wood from a tree I cut down in my front yard. It was a huge tree (for that species) and I'm...
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    Re: Question for flat top players

    I used to have a Flatiron 1N. From what I read about that particular instrument, it was made for light strings, so I used the GHS light strings on it. Fast forward to now when I am in the process of...
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    Re: Assessing wood grain of standing trees

    Always loved this stuff.

    When I lived in midtown Atlanta, my wife (then girlfriend/fiance) would walk the dog and I would look at the enormous oaks growing out of the sidewalk and daydream about...
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    Re: What's your favorite mandolin resources?

    Its amazing,... like dejas vous ... I feel like I just read this in another thread. Mark, I think you must have this on a word doc that you can just copy and paste :))

    Love it!!!
  11. Re: Eastman MD604 with P/U - Very Excited - Where to start

    Even though Mandolessons leans toward the traditional, focusing on fiddle tunes, it holds a great deal of helpful info on the fundamentals that I gleaned a great deal from. I do play BG primarily,...
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    Re: Calton Cases - in pictures

    These are all so cool, ... I wish I could justify/afford one.... but then thats a case that costs from half to 3/4 the price of my most expensive instrument!
  13. Thread: El Toro ?

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    Re: El Toro ?

    Yes! The El Toro is made by Ken Ratcliff (Silverangel Mandolins) in Kentucky. My main player is a Silverangel and it is an outstanding instrument! I upgraded from an Eastman to the SA. ... Worth the...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    I do!!! Lol :))
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    Re: What's your Spraying set up?

    Thanks Mark... Just to update this, I have since realized that the HF gun I bought would not work with my compressor. I have ordered a LVLP (Low Volume Low Pressure) gun and will do a lot of...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Oh wow... art school did not prepare me to be able to read a paper like that... so... many... big... words
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Random I know... I'm the midst of the final sanding... has anyone ever noticed that Torrified Sitka smalls like maple syrup when you sand it?... is it just me?

    I didn't feel like this was worthy...
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    Re: New Northfield/Gilchrist tailpiece-Nice!

    That is cool! Looks like you definitely pay for it though!
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    Re: What's your Spraying set up?

    I thought of this a little bit this afternoon while mowing the yard...

    1. Thanks for that compliment... that means a great deal from such a talented craftsman!

    2. "... use what you know...
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    Re: What's your Spraying set up?

    Good thoughts Marty,... Its more that on the whole, finishing is always my least favorite part of the whole production, so ...Bleh.

    I'd like to learn the process, (particularly spraying) as an...
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    Re: Goat Rodeo Tiny (Home) Desk Concert

    This is great stuff. I love the explanations of the song titles.
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    Re: What's your Spraying set up?

    Bleh!... I've always hated finishing ... :crying:
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    Re: What's your Spraying set up?

    Any thoughts on LVLP?

    Just researching a little and found that LVLP can run on a small (even a pancake) compressor. It seams like it would be suitable, am I wrong?
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    What's your Spraying set up?

    Hey all, I'm close to finishing my first build and have been looking into a spraying set-up. I asked a friend who is a professional furniture builder and has years of experience in finishing and...
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    Re: Another from the 2020 crop

    Beautiful!
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