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    A quick 10 minute film about a fellow starting out. I thought some of you might like it.


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    Good video. I enjoyed it.

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    Does anyone know if they have a website for their instruments?

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    Wow! That was just a great video.Seems to be a couple of humble men with a passion for building great instruments.I certainly would enjoy learning more about them and their instruments.Thanks for posting bingoccc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George R. Lane View Post
    Does anyone know if they have a website for their instruments?
    They are from Vermont and are both on FB.

    Thanks for posting this video.
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    Man there is just something about luthiery, I could watch this all day. Thanks!

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    Just awesome!
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    From Greg - "...I could watch this all day. Thanks! ". Me too !. I honestly wish that somebody would make a film of a luthier building a mandolin from start to finish. Apart from being instructive for other builders,watching the process & seeing the instrument emerge from mere chunks so wood,is for me,astonishing,
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    That's a great idea, Ivan!
    I've seen some films about making guitar from point zero to finished masterpiece, but I would love to see such a film about a mandolin creation.

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    Very inspirational men and a great video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Kelsall View Post
    From Greg - "...I could watch this all day. Thanks! ". Me too !. I honestly wish that somebody would make a film of a luthier building a mandolin from start to finish. Apart from being instructive for other builders,watching the process & seeing the instrument emerge from mere chunks so wood,is for me,astonishing,
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    I sat at our Subaru dealership on Saturday for almost two hours watching the Sheppard mandolin build (#25) on youtube. Spoiler alert, his computer that was holding the videos of the final stages died on him... but it's a great chunk of info and lots of opinions that go against the grain

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    In my browsing I've noticed the Sheppard and Ratliff series.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6pA...FFDED05EEACF4C


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP1zKwHQLEY

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    Ivan, I put together a slide show a while back showing the building of an instrument. If you're interested here's the link......... not a traditional mandolin by any means, but it's all the same techniques.

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    Maybe I'll make a video of the whole process of building a mandolin, and maybe I'll even edit out the glue drying, but I'm leaving all the sanding in there! (Let's see how long people are fascinated by that... )
    (Oh wait, there's fast forward... never mind... no video...)
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    Beautiful story, nice film craft!

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    Great video..Thanks for posting it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunburst View Post
    Maybe I'll make a video of the whole process of building a mandolin, and maybe I'll even edit out the glue drying, but I'm leaving all the sanding in there! (Let's see how long people are fascinated by that... )
    (Oh wait, there's fast forward... never mind... no video...)
    My videos would be mostly me standing around trying to figure out how to avoid mistakes I made previously, leading me to make new mistakes, and then trying to figure out how to fix the new ones.

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    Marty, your videos wouldn't be the only ones! But you can't video the moments you're lying in bed in the early hours and a solution to something pops up in your half awake brain. Can't film the most important 'cause they happen inside a head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Jacobson View Post
    My videos would be mostly me standing around trying to figure out how to avoid mistakes I made previously, leading me to make new mistakes, and then trying to figure out how to fix the new ones.
    I've been planning a 6 hour epic called "it's easier cutting it off than sticking it back on."

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    That was worth watching, thanks a bunch.

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