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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    I've come to be almost offended by the very word "perfect" or "perfection".
    I am a perfectionist. Most people don't know what that means. Most people think it means someone who does excellent work....
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    Re: Sturgill Simpson Bluegrass Album

    Heard a little of it on the radio (I'm in Kentucky after all). It was not Bluegrass, it was country played with some instruments normally used in bluegrass. Relatively prominent mandolin (Sierra...
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    Re: Sharpening Ibex plane blades

    Yes, you can take off more material and it would probably help chip clearance.



    No worries. You'd have to have some superhuman hand strength to be in any danger of tightening that little thumb...
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    Re: Waverly tuner repair

    At the risk of sounding like I'm scolding, there is plenty holding them on for normal situations. They are not meant to be dropped.
    Check with Stewmac. They tend to be very accommodating with...
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    Re: F-hole re-enforcement

    Only of necessary. If it is a new crack that is tight and with good alignment, it can be glued with no cleat, either with CA or with hot hide glue. If it is an old, dirty, open and/or misaligned...
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    Re: F-hole re-enforcement

    IMO, gauze is not required before during or after cutting the f-holes. When (not if) someone cracks the top by grabbing the mandolin with the thumb on the wing of the f-hole, the repair is much...
  7. Thread: Fret Size

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    Re: Fret Size

    Yep, nasty, straight sided, rough feeling stuff it is. Too much work to achieve a nice-feeling crown for me on that stuff.
    Recently Jescar has offered .053" by .037" in both NS and EVO. I like it...
  8. Thread: Fret Size

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    Re: Fret Size

    For one thing, very few people actually prefer the .040" wide frets and although fret manufacturers have made many shapes and sizes of fret wire for guitars over the years they apparently don't seem...
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    A google search will reveal that there are "Troublesome Creeks" in my states across the US, but the one in Knot County Kentucky runs right beside (and occasionally right through!) the parking lot of...
  10. Thread: Finger Planes

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    Re: Finger Planes

    I use the same planes for the inside and the outside. No need to keep & maintain extra planes. The 18mm flat sole is the only one that is restricted to the outside arch.
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    I had forgotten about them, but you are right. I worked on some instruments for at least one of the members when I was still in VA.
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    Re: Finger Planes

    I use my 12mm curved sole the most and my 10mm curved sole "next most".
    I also have an 18mm flat sole and an 8mm curved sole and I use them too, but the 12 and 10 are the ones I would start with.
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    Re: Sharpening Ibex plane blades

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    Re: Sharpening Ibex plane blades

    To reshape the curve I simply filed, sanded and buffed.
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    Re: Sharpening Ibex plane blades

    Here's how I ground the 10mm cap iron smooth.
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    I started on a coarse diamond sharpening "stone" and progressed to hard Arkansas stone.
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    Re: Sharpening Ibex plane blades

    OK, here we go...
    I have an older 12mm plane that has always worked well with little jamming and loading up with un-cleared shavings. My 10mm plane (and other newer ones) tended to clog very often....
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    Re: Sharpening Ibex plane blades

    Yeah, I took down my elaborate website from years ago. It was getting 'buggy' and I lost interest in maintaining it. I think I still have the pictures and text from all of the stories and tutorials...
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    Re: Buffing under the fretboard extention

    Popsicle sticks have lots of uses around the shop. Besides, it's a good excuse to cool off in the summertime with a popsicle!
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    Re: Buffing under the fretboard extention

    I usually cut a strip of soft cotton rag and "shoe shine" under the extender to get a nice glossy TO coat.
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    Re: Buffing under the fretboard extention

    Some manufacturers use "poly" finishes that lay flat and glossy without buffing. (They also show all imperfections under the finish and lead to some people saying they don't like high gloss finishes,...
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    The "Honeybee" is different from the Waterloo in several ways. The top is center-weighter and X-braced so the sound is different from that of Red Line, Waterloo and other mandolins built more closely...
  22. Re: Anyone know what the old flatirons were finished with?

    I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure they were still using Fullerplast in those days. It's a catalyzed varnish, and CA will work to patch it. It doesn't make a perfect repair but it works.
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    I don't have a problem with corners, I don't think I said that.
    Mostly the TO is just to speed things up by covering witness lines. The varnish itself will buff out and look fine if we let it cure...
  24. Re: Man 'headed for death' says he was saved by this

    The offshoot of the school, Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company, is slowly trying to build enough inventory to supply some dealers who have orders placed. Eventually, when enough...
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    Re: Alternative Neck Profile Shapes

    In any consideration of neck shape, be it ergonomic, aesthetic, structural or whatever, we are limited by the strings. The strings must stretch to a straight line. We work from there.
    As with many...
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