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    Re: SystemThree Epoxy Grain Fill

    Thanks guys!

    LMII has these two below for grain filling so I wasn't sure. I imagine as long as a get a thinner viscosity and long cure/working time I should be fine right?
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    SystemThree Epoxy Grain Fill

    Hey there,

    Just about ready to do a grain fill and it looks like my local Woodcraft carries System Three.

    Can anyone recommend the specific model/type they used with good results that have...
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    Re: Satin Nickel Tuners

    Thanks Marty,

    I checked out Rubner but it looks like they're F Style Worm Under (what I'm looking for) are still in the works.
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    Satin Nickel Tuners

    Hey,

    Couple of quick questions:

    1. Are the black knobs on Golden Age Tuners ebony or plastic?
    2. Can anyone recommend a good tuner brand that offers satin nickel? (Aside from Golden Age and...
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    Re: James Mandolin Tailpiece

    Thanks for the feed back! Having a hard time finding a flat top tail piece that has a shiny appearance but is better than the stamped sheet metal pieces. I suspected it would be difficult to polish...
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    James Mandolin Tailpiece

    Hey,

    Anyone ever try polishing a nickel or silver James Mandolin Tailpiece? All the pictures I've seen are matte.
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    Re: Preparing for a Tru-Oil Finish

    I want to prevent the Tru-Oil from soaking too deep into the wood and dampening the top plate.
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    Re: Preparing for a Tru-Oil Finish

    It's a water based stain.
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    Re: Preparing for a Tru-Oil Finish

    Thanks guys I a really appreciate the responses! I do not have access to spray equipment (one of the reason I'm going TO) so is there a recommended process for applying it by hand? And will shellac...
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    Re: Preparing for a Tru-Oil Finish

    Spruce top, walnut sides, and mahogany neck
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    Preparing for a Tru-Oil Finish

    Hey!

    I've been doing a lot of research on laying down a Tru-Oil finish, but wanted to get your take on how to apply a wash coat of shellac. Having never worked with it, I would really appreciate...
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    Re: Bridge and Tail Piece Recomendations

    Thanks for the response guys! I'm leaning towards the ebony bridge from elderly (https://www.elderly.com/collections/all/products/mandolin-bridge-469) the description says the insert is plastic but...
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    Bridge and Tail Piece Recomendations

    Hey,

    Starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel on my first flat top build and had a couple of questions regarding the bridge and tail piece:

    1. Will the Ashton Bailey tailpieces work...
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    Quick French Polishing Question

    Hey,

    I'm getting ready to finish up my first flat top mandolin with a mortise and tenon neck joint. When doing a french polish finish, do you guys typically finish the top/sound plate before...
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    Fret Slot Depth

    Hey!

    Had a quick question regarding fret slot depth. My fret slot is about .03" deeper than my fret wire on a 12"radius fret board.

    I've seen something similar to this one Martin guitars where...
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    Re: On the search for a fingerboard

    That's a good call and what I was leaning towards - Just wanted to make sure it wasn't too out of the ordinary
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    On the search for a fingerboard

    Hello there,

    I've been looking around for a radiused fingerboard and had a couple of questions:

    First off, I don't really have the tools or setup to radius and slot my own so I was hoping to...
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    Re: Zero GLide Nut

    Yeah, I'm building a mandolin but don't quite have the set up to cut and radius my own fret board. Can you recommend any good info for installing a true zero fret?
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    Zero GLide Nut

    Hey!

    Had a couple of questions about fretboards and nuts - Thanks in advance!

    1. Does anyone have any experience using zero glide nuts? How did the installation go and was there a noticeable...
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    Re: What the heck just happened?

    Is there anyway to prevent this in the future? I guess I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how any mandolin can be made if it can only be maintained the same same humidity it was built. ...
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    Re: What the heck just happened?

    That's good news if I just have to redo the bracing. Does anyone have any good ways for removing the current bracing?
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    What the heck just happened?

    Looking to understand what just happened to my sound plates....

    I've been slowly and happily moving along through my first build when I had to go on a short hiatus to move into a new house.
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    Re: Side Spring Back

    Also, will go bars be good enough for gluing the firt plate on while in the jig since there won't be enough room for cello clamps?
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    Re: Side Spring Back

    Thanks! Do you think one plate be enough to hold it together while I work on/fit the neck?
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    Side Spring Back

    Hello there!

    Another (among many, thanks so much for all of your help) first time build question.

    I'm getting ready to glue the plates on and I get about .25" - .50" of spring back on the sides...
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