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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    Adams Glacier on the north face of the mtn. If you expand the photo below on the right, you can see the route with our footprints and switchbacks through the right side of the glacier.

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

    Nice!

    You've got one of the old fold out peghead posters from Pickin' Magazine in the background. I had the original one on the wall for decades. I always wondered what was the connection that...
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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    One more addition in regards to ingredients.

    I believe the shellacshack.com has the best prices on raw shellac in the country.

    Mastic, or Chios pearls, if genuine, come from a small Greek...
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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    That link is an excellent starting point.

    Unprocessed fresh raw Frankincense is one of the most intoxicating smells on the planet. That and propolis are two of about 100+ traditional Italian...
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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    We could have a whole thread on redneck turkey frying mishaps!

    I believe the "Nasheville Luthier" video is Dustin, who owns Williams Fine Violins. He knows his stuff. He is one of the people who...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Septemeber has been a month of in between mandolin batches, so I've been working on this 1930 ALCOA bass. #149, after 5 weeks of continuous metal working restoration; 'starting to remind why I do...
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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    The varnish discussion has been going on as long as people have been making instruments. Head over to the maestronet forum if you want to be completely confused by the endless contradicting...
  8. Thread: Douglas fir

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    Re: Douglas fir

    OH YEAH!!!!

    There was a fellow on the east slopes of Colorado who sawed Engleman spruce. He stamped it with his label / mark. He sold some to the old LMI. They sold a big load of it to a big...
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    Re: bandsaw blade recommendations

    Luckily, four blocks from my place there is a local fellow, Ken Woody, who runs a saw sharpening and blade shop that has been there since he got back from the Korean war- United Saw and Tool. I can...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    "I've spent over $3k on after-purchase accessorizing my double bass since January 2018, and that's not an uncommon accessorizing price tag among other double bassists. I like my bass a lot so I don't...
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    Re: Assessing wood grain of standing trees

    I use an increment borer to take a core sample before I make any larger decisions:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPJUewNcvao
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    Re: Mandobass Gibson 'J' 1922 - Ebay UK

    That is a very good price for one of those, but.....

    If you actually want to use it to play music rather than invest in a novelty item, your money will be far far far better spent buying a real...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    Buy your wife a small guitar - bass shaped object and you'll bring a toy into her life while only you think you did a something good.

    Buy her an honest double bass and you'll be a hero while she...
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    :popcorn:
  15. Re: MIX Carbon Fiber Mandolin Truss Rod Question

    There was no truss rod in the neck of Peter's mandolins.

    Did you contact him to ask these questions? He lurks around here and is likely watching. Even though you bought it secondhand, he may be...
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    Re: Douglas fir

    I went to Oregon State! It was a lousy school, but Corvallis was beautiful place to live and a wonderful affordable town back when there were only 8000 students and HP had 5000 good paying jobs....
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    Re: truss rod install

    The only truss rods I've had to replace were made by other folks and they broke at that right angle bend. In addition to the breaks, they can potentially cause some strange loading of the tension on...
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    Re: Douglas fir

    I always knew those endless row crop style planted trees that line all of the highways of Oregon to be fast growing hybrid hem-firs.

    It is wonderful to have a lengthy scientific conversation with...
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    Re: truss rod install

    We just had this conversation in depth about a month ago; the search engine will pull up hundreds of threads about it.....

    About a decade ago, I was struggling with some truss rod issues. I...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    Remember that all of the traditional granular hide glue in the US is cow based and made by one company- Milligan & Higgins. It is then sold in bulk quantities to other folks who relabel it with their...
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    Re: Douglas fir

    A+ for the excellent links.

    As a young grommet apprentice furniture builder in Oregon, it was equally confusing in the shop. Every old timer I asked would give me a different answer. It wasn't...
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    Re: Douglas fir

    That is why I started off my post with the Latin name, and generally try to use those, even though there are a lot of people who accuse me of some sort of snobbery for it. I just like to be clear,...
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    Re: James Tailpiece Review

    Lots of folks around here spend more every time they fill up their giant truck at the gas station once a week and 1000s think $50 is fair for a single pick.

    Bill James tailpieces are very fair...
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    Re: Re-glueing vintage pick guard/ body clamp

    ".............Also, I recently say this body clamp on the internet and wondered if anyone knows where I can purchase the right angle metal parts and clamps............"


    You can make them out of...
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    Re: Douglas fir

    Pseudotsuga menziesii, commonly known as Douglas fir or Oregon pine, is a great instrument tonewood for guitars and mandolins. My good friend Seth Kimmel makes amazing doubble basses out of it. I'm...
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