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    Re: Absolute Favorite Mandolin

    My favorite built by me. Ol Timer Mandolin118824118825
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    Re: Mandolin Case

    It's on it's way here are a couple pics but it's hard to see the curl in the maple. It has a 3/16th mohogany strip around top & bottom, I'm going to have to stain it so the curl can be seen . It is...
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    Mandolin Case

    I'm Building A Stromberg type mandolin For myself & wanting to build my own case. Has there ever been a thread on building a mandolin case. I'm going to build it out of curly maple that has a...
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    Re: Spar varnish

    Since this thread was started I have started using Tru Oil & I think I will probably stick with it,Just way to easy to use
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    by Les Corley
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    Re: wire Inlay

    Thanks for the link Sunburst, I envy those that have CNC machines but I think that would take the fun & the challenge out of it.I'm going to try it with my dremel but I'm sure It's going to take some...
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    Re: Ol Timer Mandolin

    Jim I have never heard a L&H Iv'e only seen pictures. The bracing is x Scale length 13 7/8 Has a fret board extension Not trying to duplicate the tone at all. Just trying to build a beautiful...
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    Ol Timer Mandolin

    Here is my latest creation. Carpathian spruce, quilted maple sides & back with black walnut wedges, black walnut head stock overlay with bl/w wood purfling,compound radiused fret board, Orrico solid...
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    Re: Singin' the Oil Varnish Blues

    I had the same experience a few years back on a wood strip canoe that I was finishing & kept getting the sand in it . It isn't sand It's the batch of varnish that is to old & is what is called...
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    Re: New creation

    This is what I'm doing with the peghead, bookmatched black walnut overlay with w/b purfling & pearl inlay
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    Re: New creation

    Theriser block & extension was my choise
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    Re: New creation

    Hank the back plate combo is for tone, quilted maple has a tendancy to be a little bright & I'm hoping the black walnut will help bring it down a little
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    New creation

    I'm building a new mandolin based on the Lyon & Healy. The top is carpathian spruce, the back is black walnut & quilted maple,neck hard rock maple. Short neck 10th fret
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