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    Re: My Old Kentucky Neck

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    If at 1st you don't succeed just keep trying.
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    Need a new neck and head block

    188868I have an old Kentucky mandolin. I’d like to pay a luthier to make a head block and neck for it. I’ve given up on making the repair myself. I can give you the mandolin body and a maple neck...
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    Re: My Old Kentucky Neck

    What advantage is a tapered dovetailed Neck? How would I lay it out on the head block? I have this from Roger Siminoff to layout a non-tapered dovetail joint. ...
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    Re: My Old Kentucky Neck

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    Starting to come together slowly. I think I paid $150 for it with the broken neck and with the 1727 hours in at minimum wage that's only $14472.26 in it so far. NJs minimum wage is...
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    Re: My Old Kentucky Neck

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    Back at it again. Happy Easter all.
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    Re: My Old Kentucky Neck

    I would love to see those pictures John and sorry if I quoted your personal email without approval. :)
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    What you use to remove wood from the head block, tool wise?
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    Re: My Old Kentucky Neck

    I wrote John Hamlett, Sunburst, before I started this thread and he said "No, I would not remove the back. In the picture, it looks like a straight dovetail, and I much prefer to use a tapered...
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    My Old Kentucky Neck

    Bought this Kentucky mandolin with a broken headstock. Repaired it a few different times and the repair failed after some time each time. Now I want to make a new neck. How do I cut a new dovetail...
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    Re: Dudenbostel Dovetail Neck Jig

    I use a knew concepts coping saw like this one.

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    Re: Dudenbostel Dovetail Neck Jig

    Hi Jimmy,
    This seems like am amazing system. How do you set the angle and what angle do you set?
    Thanks,
    Kenny
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    Dudenbostel Dovetail Neck Jig

    Peter Coombe says his jig is 4.5 degrees ."This is my dovetail cutting jig, the idea thanks once again to Lynn Dudenbostel. It is cut exactly to an angle of 4.5deg."
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    Lynn Dudenbostel said...
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    Re: Mandolin Banjo neck adjustment

    I don't know what to loosen here on the inside. I can turn the outside. I assume clockwise is tightening????
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    Mandolin Banjo neck adjustment

    I want to lower the action on this mandolin banjo. Can i shim or how do you adjust it?154259
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    Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Please add me to both lists and I'll add some picks to the pack. Thanks. :)
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    Finally started again.
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    I should be finished by my 90th birthday. LOL
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    Re: Building an Armrest?

    Thanks Spencer. Love my new armrest. :)
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    Re: Very sharp hand tools

    Could you use micro mesh for sharpening as well
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    Re: Building an Armrest?

    I'll take one or a slab of olive wood.
    Nice work. :)
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Starting to fix a National Supro that collapsed.
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    Taking off the back and restarting this project for the spring.

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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Fixing a cigar box guitar and gluing head block for National Supro rebuild.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    A couple of redwood tops and rebuilding a 1930s National mandolin[img]https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5726/23647617711_51eb487742_k.jpg
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    A couple of redwood tops and rebuilding a 1930s National mandolin.
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    I meant the sound well and top material. Thanks, I have plenty of kerfing. The well is soft and falling apart. It looks like basswood and the top looks like a thin piecs of birch plywood but not sure...
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    Duplicate message.
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