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    Re: Musician Jokes

    1st fret is a bubble out of a 4ft level, how to tell if the stage is level at a bluegrass festival? drool is coming out of both sides of the banjo players mouth.....left of pizza is a vacuum cleaner-...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Q:If you throw an accordion and a banjo off the top of the Empire State building, which one hits the ground first?
    A: Who cares?
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    If someone broke a string on stage in our family band, the banjo jokes would go nonstop till the string was changed and my lovely wife said: why are banjo jokes so dumb? and the answer was- so the...
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    Re: Show Low AZ

    My son was there last week covering hundreds of miles on trails with his mountain bike, but without his mando. Said he was never outside hearing range of semi-automantic weapons fire. You might want...
  5. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I was honored to get the Charlie D. flowerpot cease and desist email long ago, never heard back about the redesigned FUHJ Arizona pipestone flowerpot or the disturbed master scrollectomy model. Just...
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    Re: Tools that you use.

    Used to look forward to the latest Stew-mac catalog so I could turn yard sale finds into necessary mandotools, till I had twice as many as needed.
    Last time I picked Mike Kemnitzer's brain, he...
  7. Re: Local spruce + tonewood suppliers in the Adirondacks?

    21.3 miles from NY state line to Bristol, VT, on hwy 17, like a used C#........
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    Interesting that both Dubrovnik, Croatia, and King's Landing, Westeros, have openings in the city walls to throw banjos down on attackers!
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    Swing a bit east to Tommy Lathrops millworks near Bristol VT, flew 140 curly pounds home for additional $50 on Southwest, he cut it to fit the megasamsonite. As far as I know, John at Old Standard...
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    Re: Man....I had a blue guitar...

    Once upon a time made a blue dola, a blue octave, and a few blue mandos. At a hobby luthiers yard sale a few weeks ago I got a free fresh bottle of blue transtint. Just what I needed!
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    Re: Wood sources in Ireland

    Found some bunks of acer pseudoplatinus at Sheehans in Tipperary once upon a time, nothing figured, so I passed. Was hoping to make a mando from spruce and maple that grew in Ireland....
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    Re: Pecan as tone wood?

    Never tempted to cut down the backyard pecan. James mentioned the economics- if inexpensive classical guitars from Mexico use it, players might be reluctant to show you the $, even for an abalone...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    WTF? No joke. Peghead detail of that 3 string acoustic minstrel banjarron. With the added 3rd string it must be for Dawg music. Blame it all on the daily giant Mandolincafe mug of Mayan dark roast!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Lightly scalloping the idaho engelmann x bracing on a 3 string 32" scale minstrel banjo bass made from 70 yr old redwood and a recycled 22" bass drum. A combination of words I've never heard before,...
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    Re: Lefties Who Play Righty?

    When pal Gretchen won the Winfield fiddle contest in '92, a Sam Compton fiddle was the prize. I asked him about making a left handed fiddle for myself, since I'd already made several right hand ones...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    There once was a woodbutcher named Kemnitzer,
    Whose brain I picked at my bench,
    Cuz his mandos resembled sonic fine art.
    While mine were like lipstick on a wrench
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Made a couple of slip-in ebony capos for bandmate's Larry Pogreba custom doubleneck steel guitar made from an old yard sale mahogany water ski. Oldest position marker is an 1803 US nickel. Double nut...
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    Re: Between Alpine and Marfa

    Last time we dined alfresco at the Boquillas Yacht club we were ferried across the river for $2 a head in an aluminum johnboat that had been broken cleanly in half and stuck back together with 1x4's,...
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    Re: Why "The"?

    Was greatly inspired by Mike Compton's black "The" hat, where he had taken a seam ripper to carefully remove gibson. Bought one at the Opryland Showcase shop years ago to do the same, but was lazy,...
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    Re: Support you Local Lumberyard

    Ebay, of all places! 3 kay upright boards delivered for $100, my favorite smell on this planet after roasting green chile, the pernambuco cutoffs free extra in the pkg. And a Fester Jazz Blaster...
  21. Re: Natural plant based resins in oil-based varnish

    Long ago I used a local adaptation of the fulton varnish, using Pinyon pine sap (pinus edulis engelmanii) and linseed oil cooked to 275+ degrees outdoors, colored with crushed hematite from a...
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    Re: X braced oval hole mandolins.

    Single shot of 2005 bracing, evolving to double shot of 2018 bracing, Engelmann tops with red bracing, single foot bridge just back from the x, otherwise like the ancient Scott Antes blueprint!
  23. Re: Save or sell old piano? (Some mando content)

    Made tops for my family heirlooms from a dry 1909 upright when I was young. Took the 5/16" thick quartered sitka soundboard cutouts to a cabinet shop and ran them thru the panel sander. The beech 4x4...
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    Gator Journeyman case fix

    Always trying to avoid dark colored cases here in at Ft. Stinkindesert, I got a Gator Journeyman f style case and had a young neighbor fix it with a package of sharpies. It now blends with art by...
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    Re: Old wave luthier

    Thanks Don! Keep that thing out of the rain!
    Mac Suazo bought the unrestored 'Cheney' at a yard sale for a dollar, after the previous owners kids used it for bb gun target practice.I had to trade...
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