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    First body goes in the drying box.

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    Sometimes I do wonder if anyone is following this thread...

    Nigel
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    with interest Nigel!

    So you glued the rivets in and then cut them off? Clever!
    I wonder how many fret markers you get out of a rivet.

    Daniel

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    Pop rivets for fretboard markers - GENIUS!
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    Pop rivets for fretboard markers - GENIUS!
    I got the idea from Marty Jacobson.

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    I have a Risa solid-uke uke that I've tuned as a mandolin for many years. I use it as my travel mandolin and to play late at night so I don't wake my wife.

    Per the recommendation of Risa, I use the 4-3-2 strings from a cheap classical guitar set for the 4-3-2 and, I am not kidding about this: .05mm monofilament fishing line for the 1 string. It works great. I use nylon line, but somebody on this site who does the same says fluorocarbon is better. You can get a lifetime supply for a few bucks.

    The only issue I had was intonation. I had a modified bridge put on the Risa to get that right. Now it works great.

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    Looking good Nigel. I haven't tried Mando tuning on any of my stash of Ukes, but I was about to order a set of those Aquilla Mando-uke stings when the really inexpensive Rogue 100A caught my eye, so I got one of those instead. I think those strings are a great idea for users who want to try out the Mandolin.

    Great idea, John on that RISA. I bid on one of those last month, but didn't get it. I've always thought they sounded great.

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    I just saw (paid attention to) Nigel's use of the lathe for neck carving.




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