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    Re: curly maple wood description

    I have, a piece of bearclaw I bought from him a long time ago , I need to find a mando reason for,haha
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    Re: curly maple wood description

    one other question is there a preference form hard to soft maple? I have a nice piece of hard maple I purchased years ago from Rare Earth. I guess I could see a benefit in the neck for structural...
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    Re: curly maple wood description

    ah so sap wood both sides, gives me more options on jointing, correct?. thank you
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    curly maple wood description

    in the middle of a bild right now, but always looking at wood. on curlymaple.com, What is meant by sapwood one side, or sapwood 2 sides? should either be avoided?
  5. Re: inlaying on wood other then ebony, ( lighter color)

    thanks john
  6. inlaying on wood other then ebony, ( lighter color)

    This year for Christmas, I have made my wife a new cutting board w/ alternating woods, mahongany and maple. I intend to inlay her name and the year into the wood ( one of the sides), In ebony, I...
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    Re: Advice for Sound board flexibility.

    I do deflection tuning as well . You may find some on youtube, what I do, Is I have a jig that puts weight( I would have to look that up), on where the bridge would be replicating the string load. I...
  8. Thread: knot in top

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    Re: knot in top

    they are sending me a new top, and I think as i stated, I sent them pictures one night, and got a response the next morning. I think in any business, a number of things can and will go wrong. I...
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    Re: knot in top

    I called the supplier, and they told me it is not very common , but it happens,m and they hae a group of tops they were sending to CNC for kits, and 3 came back.. The pocket in question was not...
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    Re: knot in top

    actually, I have a great piece of hard maple that I got from rare earth prolly 10 years ago, so really won't compromise the top. the blemish does not go through, but enough to where it is too...
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    knot in top

    I think i know the answer to this, and will not name the wood provider at this time, as I do not want to slam their name in the event they take care of me. I ordered a piece of AA grade red spruce...
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    Re: Truss rod or not?

    a friend has made almost 80 mandos, for sale. and his thoughts were, 3 piece neck, maple ebony maple , and ebony on top, and as short as it is , why would it need a TR, and, if the neck warped, it...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    really not sure, can't prove or disprove, but , I do believe a guitar gets batter with timeand I am sure a new banjo soumds like a new banjo
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    Re: crack in top, F model

    found a violin shop near me that specialize in repair and restoration, . I do not have the clamps, or the experience, so I think I am going to visit him today, thanks for everybodys input
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    Re: crack in top, F model

    yes this is one I built some time back
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    Re: crack in top, F model

    you will have to click to make larger, but if I run my fingernail over it , you can fee it pretty easily.was really hoping it was a string scratch. This year it is 10 years old
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    Re: crack in top, F model

    If at all possible, would like to repair without taking the back off.
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    Re: crack in top, F model

    should have pictures tonight. I have to go play right now, wife is trying to find the post picture icon
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    Re: crack in top, F model

    I will try to get a picture of the crack tonight. I guess , I thought , I would have to take the back off to get at the front
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    Re: crack in top, F model

    it is not the seam , but a bit to the right. I thought it was a scratch from changing a string, as it is straight, then as it gets to the bottom, it has a little wiggle to the right. it is sunburst...
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    crack in top, F model

    as posted , I have an issue. not sure why, it is about 10 years old. I would like some info on where to find repair vids. I know this really isn't for beginners, but this is #3 of 4 F's that I have...
  22. Re: Need suggestion on removing bad finish from a build.

    my last build kind of stayed tacky for what seemed like way too long. i took it into the the air conditioned bedroom where the air was less humid, and in a couple days she dried
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    Re: Torrefied Opinions

    i can''t answer to it, but have just received a torrefied top in the mail for my next build. I see they also sell torr. neck wood. torr. block material, and personally, I can't imagine these...
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    tabs , where re they

    I know they are one here, I have found them before, but can;t find them now,lol
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    personalised mando strap

    as said, I am looking for a personalised strap , F model, but do not want braid, want a flat strap . The round ones seem to slip[p around, and also dig a bit into my shoulder.
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