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    Re: Fine-tuning rim bending

    Hey Tom. I don't remember whether my pipe is 1" or 1 1/4". How about using a heat gun on the rim while in the form?

    You've been very helpful, and I'll refrain from bothering you further.

    Many...
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    Re: Fine-tuning rim bending

    Thanks Tom. I managed to get the three pieces bent without cracking. The piece above has been trimmed, and its clamped in the form with the neck block. Not a perfect fit, but pretty close.

    My...
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    Re: Fine-tuning rim bending

    This is the material with which I'm working. Not started on the soundboard yet.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50744316262_7c911037d8_c.jpgUntitled by Gary Davis, on Flickr

    This is the...
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    Re: Fine-tuning rim bending

    i'll take some images tomorrow. i did use a steel backing strip.

    thanks
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    Fine-tuning rim bending

    Greetings from Montana. I am building my first mandolin - an F5. I'm not a complete novice but it feels that way. I built a baritone ukulele last year that turned out pretty good according to...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50699135461_2ffc69b87a_c.jpgUntitled by Gary Davis, on Flickr

    Trying to finish graduating the cherry back.
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    Re: Looking for instructor in Boulder

    If you're asking me, I don't know. I live in Montana but I suspect its pretty good.
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    Re: Looking for instructor in Boulder

    Thanks Matt. I think my son has found someone.

    Gary
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    Re: Looking for instructor in Boulder

    Thanks y'all. I'll check them out for availability.
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    Looking for instructor in Boulder

    CO area. I'm building an F5 at the request of my son and he will need some instruction.

    Thanks in advance - Gary Davis
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