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

    I apply a thin casein solution on the inside of slab cut backs to stiffen.

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

    Thank you Patrick. Two of my friends, with around 60 years of mandolin building between them, suggested either carving the slab sawn quit maple thick or applying some sort of stiffening agent.

    Cheers

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham McDonald View Post
    ...suggested ... applying some sort of stiffening agent.
    Kind of makes me wonder if you find that next to the board stretcher.

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

    Just filed and re-slotted a replacement saddle for my PML. The need to do this is because the slots on this particular mandolin have to be 'offset' way to the edge of the usable indents.
    In the 11 years I have owned it, I have never figured out the mystery of this bridge base's symmetry. Maybe I'll replace it one day and find that any other will sit centered between the sound holes.
    Any opinions, ideas welcome.

    *That's a cut-down clear self-adhesive teardrop guitar pick-guard on there. Phugly, but the best protection I could manage for the top without its floating guard, which sits too high.
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    Default Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham McDonald View Post
    Thank you Patrick. Two of my friends, with around 60 years of mandolin building between them, suggested either carving the slab sawn quit maple thick or applying some sort of stiffening agent.
    Cheers
    Folks have used many strange esotheric things to "stiffen" wood. Research showed that they mostly add weight and deceive by making the top surface feel slightly harder to touch.
    The few folks that I know to use thin wash of casein or similar mostly do it to seal the pores and slow down effects of humidity changes.
    I personally would not like to find any substance on inside of instrument brought in for repair. SOmetimes these treatments will make repair harder (cleats not holding well, dust accumulated and stuck to inside etc...). Clean wood is always good choice, IMO.
    Adrian

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

    Each to their own. No problems with cleats or dust.

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