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  1. Re: Really, why not? (A rumination on necks and joints)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-Is58o6CfA&feature=share

    Works on oval also.
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    Re: Nut slot lube

    A clean, properly fit nut is best but in a pinch I keep some chapstick handy..
  3. I also hear that they were kicking off a tour...

    I also hear that they were kicking off a tour ..with Elvis Costello...haven't decided who is lead act yet..the promo just said to wait until they are in your area then google Abba and Costello to see...
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    Re: Avoiding micro bubbles in waterbase finish

    I spray the EM6000 with generic hvlp at 40 psi, 1.4 tip.. Love the target coatings products.. I do recall having an issue some years back with micro bubbles..but to long ago to remember how I fixed...
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    Re: Today in Mandolin History

    With a jaw dropping version of Little Rock Getaway..and I knew instantly that my chances of winning had been dashed..placed third though..good times:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Plastic fauxl ivoroid binding

    Yes, that's it..their description.."Synthetic Ivory Binding, with Rippled Grain .060 x 5/16 x 54 inch." Pretty sure it is celluloid..just used some..looks great.
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    Re: Plastic fauxl ivoroid binding

    Allparts has celluloid iveroid with no hazmat fee and cream colored plastic
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    Re: Good deal on Grover A style tuners.

    Likely got them from Grover..as he is in Cleveland OH...same as Grover.. I've seen some other Grover sell offs before..probably orders that were never sold.. These have been up while.. I stocked up...
  9. Thread: Resaw blade

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    Re: Resaw blade

    Another vote for the wood slicer.. I put one on my old delta with riser block and it cuts 12" maple like butter.. I wish they made a 1/4" version for regular sawing work.
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    Re: DIY copy carver.

    I built one around '05 ..worked great for roughing tops, backs and copying F holes. Graduated to small CNC a couple years ago..would have kept it if I had the room..
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    Re: Mando strings go sharp--why?

    Buy a handful of these and keep one in every case..check them often..accuracy is not absolute but close enough ..within 2-3%....
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    Re: A business/ethics question for builders

    Thanks for all the input folks..interestingly I received an email from customer today..and we are working it out..
    Lots of good suggestions though..I want to stress that 99.9% of my customers have...
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    Re: A business/ethics question for builders

    I think I do pretty good at updating customers as the build progresses..and always send pics when it's time to stain..to double check color choices..then again when finish is complete..this is when I...
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    A business/ethics question for builders

    I've had this happen a couple times this year.. I get an order, receive deposit, build instrument in time for scheduled delivery and then wait months for customer to pay balance. Just wondering if...
  15. Re: Very inexpensive ebony bridges for mandolin

    I buy these from ebay seller "purestore 168" http://www.ebay.com/itm/5pcs-MTL-03-Compensated-Ebony-Mandolin-Bridge-Adjustable-Height-114mm-/161474729298?hash=item2598a4d552
    Very good quality ebony,...
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    Bill Monroe estate sale

    Just saw this on the news tonight..lots Bill's stuff being sold...you could actually walk a mile in Bill's shoes! 😂
    https://www.estatesales.net/TN/Gallatin/37066/1213893
  17. Thread: Nashville

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    Re: Nashville

    If you're into Bill ..James is selling a bunch of his stuff...starts Thursday... https://www.estatesales.net/TN/Gallatin/37066/1213893
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    Re: New family of e-mandos?

    I'm a winner...I'm a winner!! What'd I win...what'd I win!?!?
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    Re: New family of e-mandos?

    Photoshopped...all except last one have same top
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    Re: Strings for Short-Scale Octave (20")

    I use the EJ-76 on my 20" octaves
  21. Thread: ktm-9

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    Re: ktm-9

    I just picked up 400cc of KTM yesterday..I think it will be enough to last me for a while.. :) really tho, I've been using the Target EM 6000 with EM 1000 sealer.. Works great for me but does have...
  22. Re: Shopbot.... I know, I KNOW!! Not another CNC thread!!

    Most of the software that you will need to learn has trial versions available for free...you can start learning before committing to a machine..
    Mach 3, vetric , etc..I think Rhino has a trial...
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    Re: band saw vibration

    I had a vibration on my Jet that ended up being the tire on drive wheel that was old and lost a couple hunks on inside edge..they weren't noticeable with blade on ..but could feel them with blade...
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    Re: Widening endpoint hole for jack

    I use hand reamer with tailpiece mounted...touch up burrs with small file.
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    Re: Is your mandolin male or female?

    Mine is a Mann...with two points..one nut...uh..it's complicated
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