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    Re: Help with IV mandolin kit

    Hi Dan, mandolins have two tone bars and no cross piece, also the tone bars are not perfectly centered. The neck joint will need to be worked until it fits to the bottom, the holes in the neck and...
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    Re: G(I) chop to 3 or 4-finger D(V) chop?

    Keep the pinky planted on 7 do not pick it up when changing back and forth. This will help
  3. Re: My 4th mandolin build, 2nd one built from scratch

    It’s a balance for sure, I own a company, I’m in a relationship, I’m in a band that travels a lot, and tryin to build and play as much as I can.
  4. Re: My 4th mandolin build, 2nd one built from scratch

    I apply the stain to the top using an airbrush, then I apply a nice coat of shellac with a spray gun, let it dry. Then I begin to sand till level, if I need another coat of shellac it is applied at...
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    I’m spraying shellac then sanding, a couple coats of tru-oil then a French polish on top
  6. My 4th mandolin build, 2nd one built from scratch

    Hello everybody, I have become heavily addicted to building mandolins. My first was an IV F-5 kit, second was the Stew-Mac F-5 kit. Now Iím building from scratch. This mandolin has a compound radius...
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    Re: Who makes custom strings?

    Curt Mangan. Cortez Colorado check out his website
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    Re: Mandolin Build kit on stewmac.com

    Spraying.
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    Re: Mandolin Build kit on stewmac.com

    Thatís what happens when you hand stain spruce
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    Re: Mandolin Build kit on stewmac.com

    I did a stewMac kit, it’s the middle one in the picture. I learned a lot, the peghead is made of 3 pieces traditionally, the veneer hides this. You could always put a nice maple veneer on.
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    Re: My First Festival - which one?

    Walnut Valley Music Festival
  12. Re: Newbie Builder - Getting started - which books/tutorials

    can't agree more!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Hagerty Mandolins on the bench

    I started building mandolins about 3 years ago, I have wanted to build one since I started playing back in 2001. I started with an IV F5 kit for #1, for #2 I did a...
  14. Re: Advice on first mandolin building kit/tutorial

    So many videos on the inter webs....Geoff Burghardt has an online mandolin building course as well. III mandolins.
    A kit was a great introduction to building mandolins. I learned a lot.
    I would...
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    Re: Thanks Bill James

    Sure. Im working on build #4,5,6 right now.

    Thanks for checking us out. I really enjoyed my fathers songwriting. Sadly he passed away a couple years ago. I still miss him.

    started a new group...
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    Thanks Bill James

    Received my new tailpieces today, very satisfied with the result. Huge shout out to Bill James at Axinc for being so accommodating during the process and being a true professional. thanks Bill! ...
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    Re: Songs for a wedding

    Lovers Waltz by Jay ungar. Over grown waltz by Bela fleck
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    Re: tapered peghead, how to fit bushing

    I did and thank you for your input! very much appreciated
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    Re: tapered peghead, how to fit bushing

    I found it. thanks
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    tapered peghead, how to fit bushing

    I have searched for the answer here with no luck...im sure this has been talked about before.

    on a tapered peghead loar style how is one suppose to get the bushing to rest flat on the top angled...
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    Re: StewMac kit?

    Iíve done a stewmac kit and was pretty happy with the parts and the experience gained. Worth it in my opinion.
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    Re: First Time Binding Questions

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/127233-Supporting-the-Binding-tool-from-Stewmac?p=1526567#post1526567
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    Re: how to separate tremolo notes?

    Awe yes. Here is something to try; when playing tremolo the notes should add up correctly...in other words itís not a random flurry of notes. Therefore if the tremolo is mathematically correct you...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    #4,5,6 on the bench 2 F5s and a 3 point. Facebook Hagerty mandolins
  25. Re: Another newbie question: How do each of you carve mandolin pl

    First of all I am no expert, amateur/ intermediate. My first mandolin was carved by hand, very labor intensive. So I devised this simple jig.

    Basically a plunge router mounted overhead
    Stair...
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