Search:

Type: Posts; User: Joe Mendel

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Re: Seeking Octave Mandolin Plans and Advice

    Graham's book is a great place to start. One of the fun and scary things about building octave mandolins is that the "rules" for building them haven't been set in stone. It's not like building an F5...
  2. Re: How Many Use Thickness Sanders vs Hand Tool Methods?

    I'm with Andrew, I can't imagine not having a thickness sander. I have a Grizzly G0458, it is open ended, and it has sagged about .003"-.005" over the years. That hasn't caused any problems, but I do...
  3. Re: Do great looking mandolins have to sound better?

    As I was once told, by a great builder "People hear with their eyes." Prettier doesn't necessarily sound better, but the human brain is a complex & confusing thing.
  4. Re: Harmony H1201TG - $68 Tenor Guitar on Craigslist in So. Illin

    It will be a while before I get to it, I'm buried under repairs. I will get to it though, and I'll post pictures.
  5. Re: Harmony H1201TG - $68 Tenor Guitar on Craigslist in So. Illin

    I picked this one up today. The owner had an appointment in St. Louis so we met. It's very clean and structurally sound, but does need a significant amount of work. The bridge has a few cracks, any...
  6. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,003

    Re: Build a mandolin in four days

    Rick is a fantastic resource, he's helped me many times.
  7. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,162

    Re: Slotting a nut

    What Adrian said.
  8. Re: Looking for great mando teacher in the Asheville NC area

    Bryan McDowell lives in Ashville. Great player, and a nice guy. Played for a good while with The Claire Lynch Band.
  9. Re: 1964 Guild 1964 F-30 Special Brazilian Rosewood

    I think think the joint would be less compromised by having some long grain across the joint, plus fingerboard removal is going to entail quite a bit of touch up. It could be a pretty small window....
  10. Re: 1964 Guild 1964 F-30 Special Brazilian Rosewood

    I just learned a new trick, haven't had the chance to try it yet. Cat Fox suggested rather than cutting off the FB extension, remove the 14th (or the appropriate one over the joint) and cutting a...
  11. Re: 1964 Guild 1964 F-30 Special Brazilian Rosewood

    I've done neck resets on two Guilds, I will never attempt it again. I've since been warned by several well know repairers to never attempt a neck reset on a Guild. In the case of the two I did, it...
  12. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,536

    Re: A couple of new instruments

    Very nice Graham, beautiful!
  13. Replies
    9
    Views
    2,472

    Re: Newell mandolin

    Very sorry to hear of Keith's passing. I bought some tools from him years ago, though we never actually met, he was very good to deal with. RIP Keith.
  14. Replies
    35
    Views
    4,050

    Re: Builder or Company

    Barry Kratzer's F models might be in your price range as well. http://bulldog-instruments.com
  15. Replies
    28
    Views
    4,527

    Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    Sorry to hear this, Ken is a good guy, met him at Mandofest 2005, I believe. I bought a nice mandolin from him years ago and remember his "Mandolin Tasting" CDs. Keep us posted if there is a way to...
  16. Replies
    38
    Views
    8,678

    Re: Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    Excellent news! Praying that Dennis can avoid every pitfall that can occur with major operations, for a speedy recovery and return to regular life very quickly.
  17. Replies
    19
    Views
    2,415

    Re: Granite in the shop

    I have a 24" x 18" granite machinist's block. I use it for checking flatness, various clamping operations. I have self adhesive sandpaper attached for flattening saddles and nuts, etc. It's great for...
  18. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,829

    Re: Shop Helpers

    187308

    Campbell the Shop Dog. If I'm in the shop, he's in the shop.
    Good looking Border Collie there, bpatrick. We lost ours a year and a half ago, but we're fostering one now, I'll be sad when...
  19. Replies
    28
    Views
    12,223

    Re: Persimmon fret boards for F-style mandolins

    187306187307

    Irene, the one with the dark top is redwood, w/ black walnut back and sides, the other one is red spruce with padauk back & sides.

    I picked up this piece...
  20. Replies
    58
    Views
    9,682

    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Peace be with you Phil, however your journey goes you'll be in my prayers.
  21. Replies
    26
    Views
    11,103

    Re: The Mandocrucian's Digest

    It is a great publication! I still have all the issues, every single one contains more mando info the should be allowed.
  22. Replies
    60
    Views
    9,664

    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    Oh my! Rest in peace John. Thank you for the music you gave us.
  23. Replies
    39
    Views
    11,385

    Re: How many of you knew or knew of Don Brown?

    I didn't realize this was an old thread on which I already posted. As least my story about Don is consistent. DOH!
  24. Replies
    39
    Views
    11,385

    Re: How many of you knew or knew of Don Brown?

    I worked with Don Brown and his sons Denny and Don Jr. for many years. I was put on the same team with Don Sr. at the Wentzville GM plant. I liked Bluegrass before I met Don and had bought a mandolin...
  25. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,098

    Re: Dave Olney rests in peace

    What a way for a songwriter to go, in the middle of a song, on stage. My wife and I had the privilege of sitting about 5 feet away from David at the Bluebird Cafe a couple of years ago. It was...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4