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    Re: Should I pay for damage caused?

    Lots of good advice and reasoning already in this thread. In my view, if you believe and accept that is was your mistake, then you should pay the repair bill. You don't want to be one of those...
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    Re: Friendly reminder

    Another good strategy would be to bring along the mandolin that you are looking to improve upon and A-B them in the same room. At least you will get a useful comparison.
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    Re: Travel and humidity

    I had a customer ship me a mandolin for some adjustments and he put one of these in the case.
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  4. Re: Has anyone played the Apitius F Mandolin at Southern Strings?

    Just to clarify for accuracy. My standard nut width is 29mm, which is 1.142". 1-1/8" = 1.125" therefore, my standard width is .017" over 1-1/8" Not enough to make a noticeable difference in feel.
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  5. Re: Has anyone played the Apitius F Mandolin at Southern Strings?

    Bill, I just shipped out the first and, so far, only LS voiced mandolin down to Nashville a couple of weeks ago. Forrest says he'll get around to recording a demo of it in the coming weeks. If he...
  6. Re: Has anyone played the Apitius F Mandolin at Southern Strings?

    Forrest traded his Grand Classic in for the first of my new "Loar Spec." models. You can read about it on my blog page (Near the bottom of the article) Here's a link to the YouTube video that was...
  7. Re: Heads up! Nitrocellulose products dwindling

    OK, here's my 3 cents worth (Canadian exchange rate), First, I know this started as a thread about the possible phasing out of "traditional" lacquer products and so my apologies for going a little...
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    I veneered the buttons with Madrone and hand shaded them.
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    Here's my Art Deco version of the Toronto skyline featuring the CN Tower. The truss rod cover is the reflection in Lake Ontario. Yorkville is a neiborhood in Toronto that had a very rich musical...
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    Re: Uh oh THE Gibson may have a problem

    Dibbs on "AND"!
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    Re: Arthritis pain relief

    (<.3% THC) CBD oil worked wonders for my lower back pain by reducing inflammation with zero negative side effects. This is the product I used. http://truorganicsco.com/ I say used because although...
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    Re: binding channel cutting options

    Here's my current set-up. I've tried various ways of routing the binding rabbet but this is my favorite. The router table method is also very good and I will second that a Dremel is under powered for...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    I agree that without a physical explanation, time or playing or time+playing having a perceived affect on the tone of an instrument is only anecdotal. That doesn't prove that it does not exist, only...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Pirsig, a tragically misunderstood intellectual giant.
    God rest his soul.
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Personally, I hold the scientific method in high regard in its ability to determine objective reality. The issue, as I see it, is that "good" tone cannot, to my knowledge be objectively defined. The...
  16. Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    That could be arranged.
  17. Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    The Club Jazz has 10% more air volume than an F5 and a larger vibrating area of the top. This results in a main air resonance of a 4th octave C which gives it more warmth and sustain than my F...
  18. Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    That is one ingredient in my "secret sauce." There are a number of innovations regarding tone that I have developed over the years. I happen to have just talked about some of them on the blog page of...
  19. Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    Thanks everyone for the enthusiastic reception of my jazz model mandolins! I carried the concept for these "J-models" around in my head for many years and was finally able to make them a reality a...
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    Re: Finger plane question

    I sent you a PM.
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    Re: Finger plane question

    Hey John, I also happen to live near a Blue Heron hatchery. (A natural nesting area) It is in the woods along the Beaver River which is quite navigable by canoe. If I didn't see it, I never would...
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    Re: Finger plane question

    Thanks Daryl. The inlay (a Great Blue Heron) was actually designed by the customer of this "Club Jazz" model. I executed it using various shell types, 18k gold for the beak and eyeball and Sterling...
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    Re: Finger plane question

    I think you'll find that every luthier has his/her favourite so you will have to discover yours through some trial and error. For what it's worth, my favourite fingerplane, out of about a half dozen...
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    Re: Shop organization, layout suggestions

    I like to keep as many of my tools as possible on the walls above my benches. This way they are easily and quickly accessible and are also easy to put away. I learned this from guitarmaker Grit...
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    Re: Why no narrow nut options?

    I'm sure that most small shops and independent luthiers would be willing and able to make a custom mandolin with the nut width of your choosing.
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