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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Trees have the capability to optimize the location of xylem cells in response to a load (wind, gravity, etc). For example, a branch growing off the main trunk has a constant load of gravity acting...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    IIRC, reaction wood in conifers is stronger in compression while reaction wood in hardwoods is stronger in tension.
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    Re: Carolina Quartet & Persimmon fittings

    What's the blue strip in the binding? Gorgeous work, beautiful woods. What a cool project!
  4. Thread: My Oliver Ditson

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    Re: My Oliver Ditson

    Wow. I'm struggling to keep from making a joke about a terrifying way to torrifiy your mandolin, or make a snarky reference to Lucille, but someone's house burning down is an inappropriate situation...
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    Re: Changing pick hold

    Wayne hit the nail on the head when he said you have to commit to it.

    I committed to changing my pick grip about 20 years ago, when I was trying to learn to flatpick guitar and use heavy picks,...
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    Re: Dark trails appeared on the neck of my mandolin

    I admittedly have no practical experience with tropical hardwoods, but here is my take on the difference between "sap" and "resin":

    Sap is basically free water plus whatever compounds are...
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    Re: Dark trails appeared on the neck of my mandolin

    So it looks like the neck is mahogany, and the instrument is 7 (or more) years old.

    I think the age is enough to eliminate the possibility of insect activity, since these types of insects won't...
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    Re: Dark trails appeared on the neck of my mandolin

    To my eye it doesn't look like insect damage, mainly because 1) I can't see any exit holes, and 2) the dark spots/trails don't look like insect galleries to me.

    If it were mine, I'd try to clean...
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    Re: 1909 Gibson mandolin

    Wow, I wonder if it's possible that is the same mandolin I saw years ago at the bottom of this page at Frets.com?
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    Re: Just read "MANDOLIN PRICING"

    My wife wants me to replace my truck ('04 Honda Odyssey with almost 300K miles) with something less environmentally offending . . . but as long as I attend to whatever wears out, it's pretty doggone...
  11. Thread: Tunes in "F"

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    Re: Tunes in "F"

    A bunch of hymns are in F.
  12. Thread: Asheville Jams?

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    Re: Asheville Jams?

    You can stream WNCW 88.7 from their website. If you can't find jams, listen on Saturdays from 11 AM to 7 PM and play along (as best you can). In addition to This Old Porch on Sunday afternoons, on...
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    Re: Alligator Dentistry - NMC

    I'd love to know what rig JJ was playing through to get his tone on Call The Doctor, in the never-ending search for The Ultimate Blues Tone that comes pretty doggone close. Sounds like the tubes in...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Oh, snap - that looks like persimmon for the fingerboard. Can't wait to see it finished!
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    Re: Couple Questions About Making an Armrest

    On the ones I have made, the threads hold just fine with no epoxy. I've made them from hard and not-so-hard woods: osage orange, walnut, cherry, hard maple.

    It's also easy to make the tool for...
  16. Re: "Hey James: How do I get the superglue off my Duff mandolin?"

    John - do you roll a tiny hook on the Xacto blade to make it a scraper, or use it as is?

    I'm working on leveling burn-in fills in gaps around an inlay on a table top. I've seen the Frank Ford...
  17. Thread: Black Walnut

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    Re: Black Walnut

    Spalting is part of the process of the tree reacting to invading fungi. It happens while the tree is still a living organism. Like all biological populations, there is considerable variation in the...
  18. Re: bluegrass listening to understand and learn the mandolin

    Keep in mind that you can steal or borrow from all the other instruments in BG as well. Don't limit yourself to listening only to the mandolin. Lots and lots of ideas available from fiddle, guitar,...
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    Re: What’s going through your mind during a solo?

    The melody. Then allowing whatever ideas to flow from, and back to, the melody.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Dang James, that's so beautiful and outside the box maybe it should be on the outside of the back!
  21. Thread: Hand Surgery

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    Re: Hand Surgery

    I had the surgery 10 years ago and during recovery, my surgeon obsessed with keeping my hand in a sling for a few weeks so that it was always (24/7) about the level of my heart or slightly higher.
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  22. Re: Contemporary Christian Music with Mandolin Solo???

    I didn't read anything that should cause anyone to be offended, nor did I read offense in DavidKOS's response above.

    I'm extraordinarily fortunate to be a choir member for a director who not only...
  23. Re: Contemporary Christian Music with Mandolin Solo???

    The hymn book is full of good old melodies that most folks are familiar with, complete with 4 part harmony.

    I play out of it a lot (by ear, I can read notation but it's so much faster for me to...
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    Re: Little Christmas MP3 for 2021

    The tone is what jumps out to my ear, very solid on both instruments. Well played and well recorded.
  25. Thread: Dove Tail Joint

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    Re: Dove Tail Joint

    Looking at the kerf in your 2nd photo, I wondered if that was the case.

    You are spot on about having a good sharp dovetail saw and learning to use it. Same goes for any hand saw that is correct...
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