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  1. Thread: Wood ID

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    Re: Wood ID

    The bottoms of the drawers are veneered. Everything else is solid. Sides, top, and drawer fronts a little over 3/4" thick. It was an ugly reproduction with little value, so time to repurpose.
  2. Thread: Wood ID

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    Re: Wood ID

    Yep, that seems about right.
  3. Thread: Wood ID

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    Re: Wood ID

    I always think I'm being thorough when writing a post, but reading my initial post I can see I'm not clear. The wood in the first post is interior wood from the drawers, so not necessarily a...
  4. Thread: Wood ID

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    Re: Wood ID

    Oops, the attachments don't seem to have made it.196765196766196767196768
  5. Thread: Wood ID

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    Wood ID

    I disassembled a mahogany dresser from the 1940's. The "mahogany Association" sticker in one of the drawers guarantees that all external wood is mahogany. It's some pretty nice stuff and I'm going...
  6. Thread: Weber scroll

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    Re: Weber scroll

    For a $6000 mandolin, IMHO, yes that is ¨wonky¨.
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    Re: scraping celluloid bindings

    I need to clarify. I'm asking how long should I wait after gluing celluloid bindings with duco cement before scraping. I know they swell when glued. How long should i let them "cure" before...
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    scraping celluloid bindings

    I'm getting a lot of different answers to the question , "How long do you wait to scrape celluloid bindings?" I trust the mandolin cafe more than most forums. How long do you wait?
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    Re: can't upload photo

    Ok, I got it. I had to turn off my ad blocker.
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    can't upload photo

    Hi, I'm trying to attach a picture to a post and everything goes fine until I click upload, then nothing happens.
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    Re: Stain in top wood

    Here's a pic.193290
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    Stain in top wood

    I'm carving a top from some torrified red spruce. As I am nearing my desired arching, a discoloration has appeared in the wood. I'm not sure what it is (looks kind of like mold), or what I can do...
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    Re: Blue chip thickness

    Google says a extra heavy fender pick is 1.2 mm. 50/1000¨ is 1.25mm, so any of the blue chips with 50 in their name should be very close to the same thickness.
  14. Re: Beginner Lessons in Western Suburbs of Chicago, IL

    This is the Builder and Repair forum. Doesn't this thread belong somewhere else?
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    Re: 1939 Silvertone

    I love those Levin headstocks, very cool design.
  16. Thread: A vs. F

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    Re: A vs. F

    I've never heard that one, and I don't see how it could be true.
  17. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    It is your choice, but you asked. I'd buy a decent case (maybe like a crossrock ~$75) and put your mandolin in it and your sticker on it. Save the original case for if and when you sell it.
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    Re: Stew-mac prices

    LMI has changed from free shipping for all orders to free shipping on orders over $50.
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    Re: Cheap Mandolins With Hideous Scrolls !

    IMHO the Monteleone is beautiful design with wonderful lines and proportion, and has very little in common with this Morgan Monroe. I'm not much of a fan of open scrolls, but the Monteleone is an...
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    Re: buying tonewood

    If you would consider a used band saw, you could get a lot of wood and a saw for $1500. I have a used delta 14" with the 6" riser that I bought local for $375. It performs everything I've asked of...
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    Re: Electric Mandolin Build Help?

    IMHO electric mandos have much more sustain than any type of acoustic mandolin. I find the double strings to be a bit overkill. I also think the tuning in fifths keeps one a good distance from...
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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    A quick search on Reverb and the Cafe Classifieds puts a used MT starting around $2700 and going up from there. I think you said the budget top was $2K. Lotsa nice mandos in that price range, but...
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    Re: Fret Size Opinions

    My flatiron has small frets and I love the way it plays, but I've built several instruments since getting the Flatiron and I've used the EVO GOLD FW 74. I love the larger frets. Feels better to me. ...
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    Re: back thickness

    Try searching with Google. Use the format subject site:mandolincafe.com . So for this, back thickness site:mandolincafe.com into google yields tons of excellent results.
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    Re: A new A with mostly Australian timbers

    That's beautiful, and I love the button / binding detail as well. The Australian red cedar is lovely.

    I think the instrument strikes a really nice line between modern and traditional.
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