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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    Drink coffee
    Listen to radio
    Play minecraft
    Practice
    Work in garden
    Cook
    Practice
    Work on mandolin kit
    Tai chi
    Think about making cloth masks
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    Re: Finger joint fusion?

    Or you could see a certified hand therapist. (I was one before I retired.). This is an advanced specialty for physical and occupational therapists. Some of them specialize further in the hand...
  3. Re: Grover? Gotoh? Schaller? Golden Age Mandolin Tuners?

    I need a set of tuning machines. Folks in this thread like Grovers 309s. Do people still have a high opinion of them?
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    Re: Sierra Hull tour

    I also saw the Pittsburgh show and agree with everything Jstring said above. I came away inspired.

    She is comfortable with herself and her skills. It was clear she enjoys performing.
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    One piece bridge

    Where can I buy a one piece bridge for a flat top mando. All my internet searching has yielded adjustable bridges. Is there a search term I need to learn?
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    Re: Mandolin as carry on?

    I flew Delta last week from Minneapolis/St Paul to Pittsburgh with no problems. One of the stewardesses and the pilot were musicians and we had a nice chat about my mandolin.
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    Re: Gourd Mandolin Tips

    This looks like a fun project and I’m planning this years garden. Does anyone have a good source for the appropriate seeds? I’m in western Pennsylvania.
  8. Thread: Saddle Fail

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    Saddle Fail

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    Last year I assembled a Saga kit to have a campfire/travel mando. It was serving its purpose nicely till one day I removed it from its case to find a broken saddle. I’d...
  9. Thread: Attic find

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    Re: Attic find

    Thank you for the information. I will help my friends display it on their wall!
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    Attic find

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    I’m visiting friends in New York who showed me this mandolin. The owner passed on nine years ago and was too ill to play for several years before the end. It...
  11. Re: Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra Christmas Concert

    Looking forward to this concert.
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    Re: proper fret dress

    Can someone recommend a good video that shows how to crown a fret? Thanks
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    Re: Extended length drill bit

    Thank you, I didn’t know to search for “aircraft” bits.
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    Extended length drill bit

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    Iíve finished my Saga kit and Iím getting ready to install a pickguard. The Stew MAC instructions suggest using an extended length 1/16th drill bit. But they donít sell them. Any...
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    Re: Left hand numb?

    I’m a certified hand therapist (an advanced certification for occupational and physical therapists). The median nerve passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist and innervates the thumb, pointer...
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    Re: Mandolin art (drawing)

    Iím not sure where lute ends and mandolin begins.
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    Re: Essential tremor and mandolin playing

    I also have an essential tremor. I’m 70. It’s very noticeable but I can play. It bothers me when people notice and comment. My neurologist told me that I could quell the tremor for a couple hours...
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    Toxicity of finishes

    Iíve been reading threads on the various things to consider when choosing a finish. Tone, application process, skill, durability, drying time are mentioned often. I havenít found a thread that...
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    Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    Take a good look at Pittsburgh. We have a great medical center with university of Pittsburgh medical center, a low cost of living and a mandolin orchestra. ...
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    IV kit description question

    https://www.internationalviolin.com/ProductDetail/mk5_mandolin-kit-f5-model

    In the kit description linked above it says the top and back are ďprecarvedĒ. Does this mean they are carved with the...
  21. Thread: Woodstock

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    Re: Woodstock

    Six of us went in two vw bugs. I got put in the back seat of one because Iím little. Unknown to me a car battery had been transported on the back seat and some acid had spilled and dried on the...
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    Whatís your travel case?

    How do you protect your travel mando when flying? What is acceptable as a carry on case? My travel mando was made from a Saga kit. I donít want to spend more money on the case than the instrument.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Well yeah! That would be lovely.
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    Re: Finger exercises?

    FYI some physical and occupational therapists have an advanced certification in hand therapy. And some hand therapist specialize in working with musicians. ...
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