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    Re: What is this part?

    Slimt, the first thing I would do is, remove it.
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    Re: Hagerty #7 fresh off the bench

    Nice work, Jacob! The sunburst is perfect! The inlay is awesome!
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    Re: Tailpiece busted - is this normal?

    Before I started building, I had a mandolin that was built in a factory in this country and it happened several times. I replaced the tailpiece about 4-5 times. I guess it was just some bad metal. It...
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    Re: A couple of new instruments

    Graham, those are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Ebony mandolin

    Peter. your mandolin looks classy! I love the wood combinations! It sounds incredible too!
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    Re: House of the Rising Sun

    That young lady is very talented. My favorite version is by the Kevin Prater band.
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    Re: Newell mandolin

    Oh that’s so sad. I didn’t know Keith had passed away. We talked several times through emails. I had never met him, but you could tell he was a great guy. Prayers for his family.
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    Re: Not bad, I have seen worse

    Amen, on the “natural looking” scroll!
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    Re: Hughes F-5 #8

    Vernon, that is a fine looking F5!
  10. Re: Best paper towel for staining & finishing?

    I don’t use paper towels, but I save old t-shirts and cut them up for staining rags. No lint to speak of.
  11. Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    Nice work Steve! That maple binding really compliments the walnut. That is still my favorite style of mandolin!!
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    Re: Larger frets for 1920 Gibson A-4

    George, I would go with the bigger frets. It won’t hurt a thing. I have a 1912 that I need to restore that will get bigger frets for playability.
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    Re: New mandolin from Freedman Mandolins

    Nice work! Let’s see some pictures. We love pics posted!
    And, welcome to the Cafe’.
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    Re: Bill Monroe’s “Strawberry Point”

    I’ve never heard of it but, I would like to hear it!
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    Recently closed thread

    We all know to whom multidon was referring. The material in question was advertised as such. I purchased in a brick and mortar store, not out of the back of a van in an alley.
    I’ve only been kind,...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    Doug, Dan gave you good advice. Listen to recorded versions of the songs you are wanting to remember. I once heard Steve Kaufman say the best way to commit tunes to memory is to play that particular...
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    Re: Eastman mandolins for sale

    You can’t go wrong with the Mandolin Store and call Dennis Vance and discuss what you are looking for in a mandolin.
  18. Re: Compatibility of Grover A 309 Tuning Machines with Kentucky m

    They should work with no drilling. Grovers do have long base plates. I would measure the tuners on it and compare to the Grovers to make sure they fit on the peghead.
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    Re: Fiebing's red leather dye

    I’ve used their brown dye and it has a red tint.
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    Re: NMD Kelley A5

    Thank you everyone for your kind words; I really appreciate it!
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    Re: Recent Kelley mandolin

    Brad, I’d love to hear you play it.
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    Re: Recent Kelley mandolin

    Thanks Brad for the compliments! I do the best I can and I give God the glory for the mandolins.
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    Re: Recent Kelley mandolin

    I sanded the mandolin before stringing up and then stained the top black.
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    Re: Recent Kelley mandolin

    Drew, Ohio is nice, but I do miss NC! After all, I lived there since I was born. You are welcome to come visit up here!
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    RIP. 65 years old is way too young. Very sad. He was someone’s, son, brother, father, friend, uncle,...
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