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    Re: How to make the crack disappear ?

    We certainly have some talented members here. Great job, Steve!
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    Re: How to make the crack disappear ?

    Mirwa, that first post of the hole in the side is a beautiful repair. I'm very impressed.
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    by John Bertotti
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    Re: Necks

    I know it was common practice in Guitars, my Martina 000-18 GE might be that way for all I know. But an experiment would be for my own curiosity becasue i just don't have the experience with...
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    Re: cnc and or router pantograph

    Steve, I think pantograph is the same as duplicator in this thread (though pantograph can describe other devices as well).
    I try not to underestimate other folks. I am also one of the guys who...
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    Re: Who makes their own truss rods?

    That's a super slick truss rod, Steve.
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    Re: Broken headstock on Eastman MD515

    John Hamlett makes a very good point regarding changes when a product is already in production - especially if the items are machined to an extent. However,if the trussrod nut pockets are entirely...
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    Re: Tips on Fixing This Broken Headstock?

    Nice tips and website, Steve! :cool:
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    Re: bits to cut inlays

    Thanks again. Mirwa, that is one very impressive shop.
    Graham
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    Re: Question on grain filling

    I apologise if I came across that way, not at all what I intended - funny old medium the internet isn't it?



    I think we're talking about quite different things here.... if you're French...
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    Re: Splicing in binding?

    Fixed that for you. :-)
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    Re: How do I become a luthier?

    I used to build guitars and lutes, back in about -1973-1977
    I was in high school and then college.
    I had no money, no internet, and only one book, Robert Sloan's Classical Guitar construction.
    I...
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    Re: How do I become a luthier?

    Repairing is like rebuilding an old house as opposed to building a new one, much harder. It is however good experience.
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    Re: 'True Temperament' intonated fretboards

    I thought that's what a forum was for, airing your views. If you are surprised that some of the views come with little experience to back them up, then maybe you've not been paying too much attention...
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    Plastic spline in fine instruments? No thanks!

    I think your splines look super rugged, beyond the strength of new. Not really discussed here is that the grain in the spline runs differently than the grain in the neck, so the same force applied...
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    Re: Broken neck on Gibson Jam Master.

    This is clearly their own fault, if either of them had drunk the beer the empty can would not have done so much damage! Leaving full cans around is not covered under warranty. :)
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    Re: Broken neck on Gibson Jam Master.

    Steve,
    You must live in an area that is rough on guitars! LOL
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    Re: Broken neck on Gibson Jam Master.

    Very neat work! For a narrower mandolin neck maybe just one wider graft right down the middle of the neck?
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    Re: Broken neck on Gibson Jam Master.

    you guys are good....................real good!
    d
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    Re: Broken neck on Gibson Jam Master.

    excellent work, Steve!
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    Re: How to identify lacquer vs. varnish finish?

    WARNING - ridiculously long reply ...:))

    The term "varnish" has really become useless. At a recent festival in VA, John Hamlett and I looked a a very nice D-18 copy made by a local builder. We...
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