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    Well, not technically on my bench, but hanging over...

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    Moving slow, but got ebony dots in today and some evo wire. Might have to pull a few though. Frets that is. Dang it.
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    Moving slow, but got ebony dots in today and some evo wire. Might have to pull a few though. Frets that is. Dang it.
    Hey David. I noticed in one of your bench pictures a CD of Ernie Carpenters Elk River Blues. I went to YouTube and listened to some of it and thanks to you I have a new favorite song / tune. I also found where words were later written to the tune:

    Elk River Blues
    By: Ernie Carpenter
    Born: Braxton County, West Virginia (1909-1997)
    Lyrics By: Sharon Martinson

    You dam a river
    Itís by my farm
    You dam a river
    You flood my home
    I have no other
    Place I can go to
    And so for ever
    This world Iíll roam

    The waters rising
    The birds are flying
    They try to get
    To higher ground
    I have no other
    Place I can go to
    And so for ever
    This world Iíll roam

    We took this land
    From all these people
    We took these people
    From their land
    Theyíve got no other
    Place they can go to
    And so for ever
    Will they roam

    Sharon Martinson does change the tune a bit but I believe Ernie would approve.
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    Been a little board lately --

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    Are the two boards to the far right the same scale as the rest?
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    Bill - Yes, all the same scale length . . . just not lined up carefully for the photo.
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    Kowboy, Ernie Carpenter is one of my favorite fiddlers. I listen to this two cd set all the time. Haven't found any more from him. I'd love to have more.
    Hope to be buffing the Stelling in 8-10 days.

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    I'm working on a few mandolins and a guitar right now. Here's the mandolins.
    Western Red Cedar F4 top from our member Spruce
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    Below another neck in progress, an A style speed neck, and fixing my brother's mandolin.
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    Just been carving the neck on one of my twin-point mandolins.
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    Austin, what's in the "barrels" up on the shelf? Curiosity got the best of me....

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    Austin has been know to distill some spirits.... for personal use only.
    Of course, those barrels may be only for cutting shellac.
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    Progress on my 3-Point 2-Point. I'm considering finish alternatives. As you can see, I've built the body in the style of a violin, so I think the finish should be somewhat in keeping with this style. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Just strung up Possum Head with persimmon appointments and a side port.
    If i decide to let this one out, I'll add more truoil. Right now its very thin.

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    Just finished. Size-1 Euro Spruce & Red Gum.


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    Just strung up Possum Head with persimmon appointments and a side port.
    If i decide to let this one out, I'll add more truoil. Right now its very thin.
    Looks awesome, David. The persimmon appointments look spectacular.
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    Thanks Marty. I was surprised at how well its been received so far. If I can get a video linked up I'll post it.

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    Seems like every morning there is at least 1 bench with a mug full of coffee!
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    Campfire style coming together. Testing a Bradford pear bridge made from a salvaged piece from my yard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessbusenitz View Post
    Austin, what's in the "barrels" up on the shelf? Curiosity got the best of me....
    Well, it's not shellac....
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    David Newton, That is BEAUTIFUL!
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    Making progress on a few more RedLine Acoustics A-Style Mandolins . . .

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    Not exactly on my bench, or even close, but new and very nice.Click image for larger version. 

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    New, 14" dia wheels, but 12"+ resaw capacity, 1.75 hp, nice large table, nice fence, quick tension release lever, etc. Fits well in my 600 sq ft shop.

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    Finally getting time to build.
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    This just came in for some work...

    I am not sure who this builder is, but he has his own James Tailpiece.
    It is an "M. David" From Berkley, CA. Anyone heard of him?

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    A 1961 Telecaster stumbled in today as well. Unfortunately, it has been refinished.

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