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    Lutherie Part of an Innovative Program

    A neat article about lutherie as recovery in Kentucky. At least one of our members is mentioned.
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    7 course renaissance lute

    Completed today. Took a little longer than usual due to stopping for the recent holidays. Built this for a customer in Sweden.

    https://i.imgur.com/uXjQqUF.jpg
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    Re: Effect of storage on a mandolin

    Hmmmmm.........I guess I would first look into witness protection -- they might let you keep the mandolin............:mandosmiley::)):mandosmiley::)):mandosmiley::)):cool:
  4. Thread: Dots or no dots

    by JeffD
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    The dot on the fifth fret marks home base for third position, and the octave for the open string below. I kind of visualize it as the Mississippi River. It is the internal coast line whose cities we...
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    Re: Stripped screw on case

    I'll note that you could also use a sledge hammer or a reciprocating saw but it might help if you could actually see the screw that the OP is talking about.
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    Re: Next-generation Wood?

    That process is pretty much how some of the ebony substututes for fingerboards are made. You take some solid hardwood, dye, heat and compress it and you get stronger harder wood that works similarly...
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    Re: Next-generation Wood?

    That's great! Should make your mandolin sound just like a banjo ;)
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    Vihuela de mano / Viola da mano

    Another historical instrument just completed for a customer. For those unfamiliar with this instrument: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vihuela

    https://i.imgur.com/FzcCrUn.jpg
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    Re: Zero fret repair

    Do as Earl said, but if it turns out that the zero fret is too low, understand that zero frets wear and must be replaced occasionally.

    (Each time an open string is played, there is wear to a zero...
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    by Earl
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    Re: Zero fret repair

    I have used zero frets on my last dozen or so builds, all octaves. Before working on the fret, I would suggest being sure that the problem is not that the nut slots are too high. I have had that...
  11. Re: Detailed plans for a dovetail neck joint jig

    My dovetail video from a few years ago:

    https://vimeo.com/149088032?cjevent=c81c3cd58f2911e981ab006a0a240611


    The goal is for everyone to make better mandolins, not get distracted with too...
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