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  1. Re: Advice needed on K&K mandolin twin pickup install

    Ahhhh...I finally understand:). Thank you! I ordered the STewMac reamer.
  2. Re: Advice needed on K&K mandolin twin pickup install

    Thanks, the end dia. of the Jack is stepped down to 3/8”, which will fit through the TP hole, but the length of that section is not enough to make it through the thicker James TP and still allow the...
  3. Re: Advice needed on K&K mandolin twin pickup install

    Sorry , meant output jack, not pickup. Thanks!
  4. Advice needed on K&K mandolin twin pickup install

    Hoping for some suggestions on how to best install a K&K mandolin twin pickup into a new build. I plan to do the install after the finish is sprayed, so will be starting with a 1/4” hole drilled in...
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    For a fret tang nipper I recommend the tool below...$10 vs $55 StewMac tool. Sold as an electronics tool.


    Nickel Plated Nibbling Tool
    Brand Parts-Express.com part Number360-022
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    Re: DePaule Nouveau inlay advice

    Thanks to all for the input. I printed out the DePaule images at “actual size” and overlayed them on my peg head and fingerboard templates. Am waiting for Sam at DePaule to confirm actual dimensions....
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    DePaule Nouveau inlay advice

    Anyone installed these inlays? A customer has requested these on an F5 peg head and fingerboard. Can’t figure out from the photos how they will work with a bound Peg Head and FB. Does the inlay...
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    Re: First pickguard Attempt

    Looks very nice Joey. I really like the way some areas are transparent. Good job!
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    Re: A Question to the community

    Harpkit.com
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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    Charlie,
    One other piece of advice is that when you think you’ve added enough dye, you haven’t. Once the first sealer/finish coats are sprayed the colors brighten greatly. This mandolin looked...
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    Re: Which bridge should I get?

    Bill James bridges can be found at axinc.net. Equivalent to CA bridges IMHO. Shipping is rather steep for one bridge...
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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    This is a new build, so no old finish to worry about. As long as you’ve got the clear coats off a little dye left shouldn’t matter since you’re re-dying dark.
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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    Just finished an attempt at Gallatin faded leather yesterday. Not sure how close I got as I had only internet photos to guide me. Used Transtint med. brown dye in alcohol(started with recommended...
  14. Re: Ring - Concave / Convex Pliers for Bending Binding

    I too bought those pliers after Sunburst’s post. I found that for tight outside bends I had to pre-bend with a heat gun wrapping binding around a dowel larger than final radius before using the ring...
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    Re: Machining/Routing Celluloid

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    Had a scare trimming binding on my router table. Small fireball while pulling binding across the table. Done this a dozen times before, but today I was “blowing out birthday candles” on my...
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    Satin NC lacquer how to advice needed

    Customer wants a satin Weber Gallatin-like finish. Never done anything but gloss. Will be using Mohawk products and have some guidance from their docs, but am not sure whether I should spray several...
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    Rounding edges when not binding

    What do builders use for round overs on unbound F5 mandolin edges? Hand tools only please. I expect this will be a one-off build for me. Other than multiple passes with small finger planes and...
  18. Thread: deflection jig

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    Re: deflection jig

    I copied a design I found on the Cafe...

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  19. Small area on red Spuce acting like black hole for sealer

    After spraying the second coat of 33% reduced vinyl sealer I have a 2” square patch near the tailpiece base side that can’t get enough and still appears “dry” after spraying as much extra as I could...
  20. Thread: CA Glue Advise

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    Re: CA Glue Advise

    I use mostly thin CA from hobby lobby which is $1.80 per 0.5oz bottle with their always available 40% coupon. Have never had a hardened tip, I believe because I store it in a Mylar ziplock food...
  21. Thread: StewMac kit?

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    Re: StewMac kit?

    Have you looked here:?


    https://americantonewood.com/product/pre-carved-f5-mandolin-top/
  22. Thread: Build Question

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    Re: Build Question

    As Bill says...it’s family. Whatever amount you decide on, track your labor hours so you know for the next build. Also, maybe ask her what price she has in mind.
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    Re: Favorite Mandolin Picture

    https://www.howtogeek.com/254830/why-your-photos-dont-always-appear-correctly-rotated/
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    Re: What Router for Inlay work

    I use a homemade router base made from thick plexiglass with a Harbor Freight flex shaft grinder. An aquarium air pump to blow the dust and a mini flashlight. Grinder speed always on high. Cost...
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    Re: need set up near Columbus,ohio

    I can help you out. crooksmandolins.com. Call or PM.

    John
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