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    Re: Great New VŠňa H-5 Mandola

    I have a great deal of respect for the immense amount of research and skilled craftsmanship that Mira Vana devotes to mandolin making. I thought it noteworthy to post photos of his recently finished...
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    Re: Mandolin Luthier Recommendations NY/NJ/PA

    This surprises me. I always respond to inquiries. I had an emergency in my family late last year. However, I thought that I followed up on all my emails. You may want to double-check to see if you...
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    Varnish touch-up: before & after

    Removing some old scars from this 1925 Gibson A model.
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    Re: 1911 Gibson A-4 Restoration

    Thank you. My day job is working as a restorer at a professional violin shop. I get a lot of practice with varnish touch-up. I take a minimal approach to restoration. I want to preserve the original...
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    Re: 1911 Gibson A-4 Restoration

    Complete with new Mother of Pearl nut and new ebony saddle on the original bridge.
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    Re: 1911 Gibson A-4 Restoration

    Spirit varnish touch-up and French polish around the fingerboard and soundhole crack.
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    Re: 1911 Gibson A-4 Restoration

    Resurfaced the original fingerboard flat and refretted with stainless steel .040Ē frets.
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    1911 Gibson A-4 Restoration

    1911 Gibson A-4 restoration:

    Glued and cleated two top cracks with hot hide glue.

    Removed the fingerboard and straightened the neck with heat and clamps.

    Resurfaced the neck straight with a...
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    Re: Worm Over F style tuners

    Fastenal has M2 x 0.4 metric slotted screws available in cheese, flat, and pan head but not round head. McMaster-Carr is another good source for screws and washers. M2 washers in stainless are easy...
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    Re: Worm Over F style tuners

    Hi Mike,
    You may be able to request no gluing the buttons to the shaft and no gluing the screw in the shaft if you special order the tuners from Rubner.
    The button screw has a hexagonal head and...
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    Re: Worm Over F style tuners

    I think itís important to mention that Rubner tuners do not use a fake screw to attach the button. The buttons can be removed and replaced. A metric screw (with a decorative head) is used to tighten...
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    Re: Making the peghead

    Great work Adrian. Thank you Ivan. I use a spindle sander, a hand operated disc sander, and sanding sticks made from stainless steel tubing of varying diameter that I cut to shape. I have also used a...
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    Re: Making the peghead

    Thanks Adrian, Iíve tried various methods, including installing the binding to the veneer before gluing onto the peghead. At one point, I even tried shaping the sides of the veneer to the same...
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    Re: Loar Period F-4 Mandolins

    $5228.00
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    Re: Making the peghead

    A&M Wood Specialty
    http://www.amwoodinc.com

    I bought it as dyed-black pear veneer. I tried dyeing it myself early on and it was a huge mess.
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    Re: Making the peghead

    Yes, the outer ivoroid is extra thick in the areas needed. This photo shows how thick the binding is on the large scroll before shaping the peghead.
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    Re: Loar Period F-4 Mandolins

    An interesting comparison between my F-4 #78538 and the Skinner F-4 #77580 is that the Skinner F-4 has an earlier Serial #, later Fon, and earlier Virzi no. Both were manufactured in 1923 according...
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    Re: Loar Period F-4 Mandolins

    A Loar period F-4 mandolin sold on a Skinner auction last month.
    F-4 #77580
    Virzi, arrow-end tuners with coffee color buttons, and Loar rectangular case.
    The mandolin & case needed some work. I...
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    Re: Making the peghead

    Drilling for the tuners.
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    Re: Making the peghead

    Tapering the peghead and gluing the back veneer.
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    Re: Making the peghead

    Top bound ivoriod/black/white binding. First the inner black/white purfling is installed and then the outer ivoriod.
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    Making the peghead

    Black-dyed pear over holly veneer.
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Some more detailed photos.
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    I recently learned that Bran Dillard, owner of Pickerís Supply, is selling #73726 July 9, Ď23. I had the opportunity to study this F-5 years ago. This mandolin greatly influenced my mandolin...
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    Re: Loar Period F-4 Mandolins

    The strings are very balanced with good volume. Possibly dampened a little. The tone is a little more focused than other oval hole mandolins Iíve played. The fact that the neck is weighted by the...
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