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  1. Thread: Tuners for an F-9

    by HoGo
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    Re: Tuners for an F-9

    I repaired F-9 few years ago with the same tuners that were worn to crap because they installed them wrong. The screws holding the tuners on headstock were all drilled near edge of the hole on plate...
  2. Thread: Krishot # 224

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    Re: Krishot # 224

    I sold my old '96 Krishot for 2500EUR few years ago which was really good price (but that was one exceptional mandolin). In US the prices may be higher due to import duties and shipping costs.
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    Re: torrified wood woes

    The comercially sold Thermowood and similar torrefied wood products are used for sauna or outside decking with extreme heat and humidity cycling where ordinary wood would rot within two years so some...
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    Re: torrified wood woes

    I agree that the baked or torrefied wood has became household word these days among luthiers but no one knows for sure what process was used for particular piece of wood and how it changed the wood....
  5. Thread: Saddle Fail

    by HoGo
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    Re: Saddle Fail

    The problem is that there was way too much wood removed from the saddle above the thumbwheels. 99% of failed saddles I've seen were 1/4" or less high above the wheels and often the grain doesn't go...
  6. Re: How does this happen to a 1924 A-2 at the factory?

    Are you sure the neck wasn't modified later? The finish looks like new with no wear at thumb position which is very unlikely on almost 100 yo mandolin.
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    Re: Fret board slotting

    Forget shimming. Many folks (and perhaps even the pre-cut boards from suppliers) use zero fret slot on their boards and trim the board right through that slot. The tiny amount of wood missing...
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    Re: How much of a concern should this be?

    I'm a bit more paranoic about such cracks in finish, especially around neck joint (perhaps because I had the pleasure to restore few mandolins with similar symptoms as result of poor neck joint...
  9. Thread: Tuner adjustments

    by HoGo
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    Re: Tuner adjustments

    In my life I've not seen tuners that could not be made to work properly (with exception of few that were plainly damaged beyond wreck by someone not-too-wise or by use of improperly installed or...
  10. Thread: filling fret wear

    by HoGo
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    Re: filling fret wear

    Here is link I found: https://youtu.be/bblWms-WvPg
    He is using silver solder paste that (I believe) contains flux, I think he mentions temperature of 750 degrees (Celsius?) He is not fixing regular...
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    Well, our weekend house property is about half acre but I use old school large scythe... two times a season... We leave the grass and flowers grow a bit for bees and insect to feed on... Around the...
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    Same here.
  13. Thread: Home made stand

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    Re: Home made stand

    Sure has some caveman mojo! :-) (rawhide laces would make it even cooler)
  14. Thread: filling fret wear

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    Re: filling fret wear

    I dunno, but replacing the single fret would be much faster and lasting. I can imagine this as emergency repair of technician on the road when correct size of fret is not available. But that silver...
  15. Thread: Point protectors

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    Re: Point protectors

    You know it's not about what works (there are few more things on old F-5's thta could be done better), it's all about what originals have, some folks would even use the toothpaste that Loar used were...
  16. Thread: Point protectors

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    Re: Point protectors

    That's ivory with dovetails ... (illegal these days)
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    All these modern materials wear over time albeit much slower than softer plastics. I've used the same Celluloid pick roughly the medium triangle like the BC 1.5mm thick for a decade and didn't wear...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Straight D tube?

    I though you are not a real noob, but there are so many luthier specific tasks in (especially archtop) mandolin building that can be real trial of skills even for seasoned woodworker. I had some...
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    Re: curly maple wood description

    Even on spruce you can have same count but with thicker summer growth that will result in higher density but still the stiffness doesn't necessarily correlate with that. There is some correlation...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Straight D tube?

    I would just skip things like these with first build. There are MUCH MUCH more important things that first-timer needs to grasp. Just follow your desired model for first few builds and when you have...
  21. Re: Making Head block for F5. " the old fashioned way"

    Boy, you could get three timesas much blocks out of that piece... (I hate wasting wood so I try to use every bit of it)
    The pic shows the only time I've used CNC cut blocks (few times I've used...
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    I know a VERY good banjo player who switched from righty to lefty (hed some problems with right hand so switched necks adn re-learned). Took him 6 months till he started playing lefty on public but...
  23. Re: Repair broken 'floating' tail piece on 10-string Gypsy Mandol

    Looks like dyed hardwood (or perhaps ebony). It would be not hard to carve a new one out of some good piece of wood.
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    Re: curly maple wood description

    Any of the maples can be good for necks if properly selected and made. Old Gibsons were supposedly made mostly of hard maple (stated in their catalogs, but reality could be that some other woods...
  25. Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    Had one of those for setup few weeks ago and wouldn't recommend buying it to anyone. Perhaps it was just one dog but really bad one... the top was extremely thin verall (3.5mm under bridge would be...
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