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  1. Re: Virtual Shop Tour(s)... I'll show you mine

    I appropriated a corner of the pantry/laundry room. I have access to power tools in town, but what you see is what I have at home. The tool chest is my version of the North Bennett Street Schoolís...
  2. Re: How do you rip the wood for your ribs?

    I am just a hobby builder, but I have been very happy resawing ribs on a band saw to about 3/32", then taking milling marks off with a jack plane, and then getting down to final thickness with the...
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    Re: Choice of wood for ribs?

    Best. Forum. Anywhere.
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    Choice of wood for ribs?

    I have a big leaf back and a big leaf neck, and I have cut and prepared sides from each. The wood from the neck has nice straight grain but relatively little figure and very prominent medullary...
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    Re: Rosewood and shellac

    This is a follow up post. Mr. Nava’s suggestion was spot on. In the end I used a 1 lb cut of super blonde shellac and just quickly wiped the bindings. A few applications like this, and I was then...
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    Re: Help with D'Angelico plane

    I have much, much less experience than others here, but I have been happy with my D’angelico. It’s the only arched-sole plane I have, and I have not tried the Ibex. Unlike the way you described...
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    Rosewood and shellac

    I am getting close to putting a finish on my first instrument, and I have a question about putting shellac down over rosewood without there being lots of bleeding onto adjacent maple.

    The...
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    Re: Bending fretwire

    Slight change of subject: I put the frets in, and at the 7th fret I had the problem where I hammered in one side, then the other, and when hammering the second side the first end popped up,...
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    Bending fretwire

    I have a question about the results of my attempts to bend fretwire. I have a compound radius fretboard prepped for fretting, and I have straight EVO gold fretwire from LMII. I just used a pair of...
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    Re: Repair in Asheville NC

    www.condino.com

    James Condino is a regular here, and one of the most knowledgeable and helpful people in the builders' forum. He posts here as grandcanyonminstrel. His shop is right there in...
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    Reamer for tuner bushings

    I am getting close to installing the tuning machines in my first build. I have a question about which tool to buy to ream out space for the tuner bushings.

    This tool looks like itís used for...
  12. truss rod pocket and headstock overlay

    How do people cut the hole in the headstock overlay to get at the truss rod pocket? My truss rod slot is cut. I have an LMII truss rod that I am about to put in, though it isn't yet installed. It...
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    Re: Mandocello build thread

    A question about grain orientation in the riser block. In post 294 the riser block is shown with grain running parallel to the grain of the top. This makes sense aesthetically, but is there any...
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    filler strip over truss rod

    I have a question about keeping the truss rod from popping the fingerboard off the neck. I've read a lot here on the debate about double-action vs. single-action truss rods, but regardless of the...
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    graduation advice

    I have a question about how to keep track of graduation lines as I work on the inside of my soundboard and backboard.

    I'm using a graduation map that I have on paper, and I've got multiple...
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    Re: Binding headstock

    Andrew Mowry wrote a great article about binding an F-5 in the Spring 2013 issue of American Lutherie. It's very detailed, well illustrated, and answers many questions I hadn't thought of.
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    removing gouge marks from carved top

    What do people use to fair out gouge and plane marks from carved top plates? I'm working with a piece of western red cedar and another of Sitka spruce. The gouge/plane marks aren't huge, but...
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    Re: Truss rod preferences

    Oh, I definitely think your truss rod is a good value. I think maybe you misread my comment; I said I have NO problem with paying $20 for your truss rod. I'm spending enough money on tools and...
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    Re: Truss rod preferences

    I'm resurrecting an old thread with a question about truss rod choices and neck relief for the beginner.

    I'm building my first mandolin, and looking at what sort of truss rod to install:...
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    Re: Plate carving

    I'm reviving an older thread to see if I can get help with laying out contours on top or bottom plates.

    I'm using Andrew Mowry's contour maps with two piece plates. The glued, rough plate is...
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    Re: Mandocello build thread

    In post 184 it looks like you're carving the inside of the plate after the outside's been carved. As you carve the inside, do you have anything supporting the outside of the plate (i.e. between your...
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    Re: Inside Form Removal

    I think I can see the notches in the photo you posted. That looks like a great way to get the head block and tail block separated from the mold.

    Once those are separated, do you have any...
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    Re: Inside Form Removal

    Once you had separated the blocks from the mold, did you have any difficulty removing the rib set from the mold?

    I'm at the very beginning of the process of making a two point mandolin with an...
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    finger plane choices

    I'm interested in people's opinions regarding finger planes. I'm looking at starting to build instruments (I think most often about mandolins and violins), and I've read lots about different finger...
  25. tennis racket bag for mandolin case cover

    I just bought a Collings MT with a factory Collings-TKL case, and I'd like to get a tennis racket bag to use when traveling to keep the case in good shape. I went to a tennis shop the other day and...
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