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    James
    Would you be willing to share the cap screw size you use on your fixture for trying out front and back plates?

    thank you

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    Well....the ones I use are some obscure metric 1.8 mm allen head screws that come from the model railroad world. All that really matters is that they are low mass and just enough to get the job done. Find something simple at the local hardware store and roll with it.

    I'll be giving a live demonstration of the voicing jig at the upcoming Association of String Instruments Artisans Symposium this June, at East Stroudsburg State U., along with a lot more mandolin nerdiness, including the 15 minute dovetail jig!
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    Thank you James. That is smaller than I expected. That would be close to #2 in UNC sizes.

    I would love to go see it but that is a long way from where I live.

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    I also use these:
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    I wonder how a screwed top and back with no glue mandolin would be soundwise? Would it hold up, etc. It could be the new aesthetic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    I wonder how a screwed top and back with no glue mandolin would be soundwise? Would it hold up, etc. It could be the new aesthetic.
    Call it a Blue Comet and be done with it. Gonna need bigger screws, though.
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    HaHa! Are those supposed to be sound holes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    HaHa! Are those supposed to be sound holes?
    I think so, they look more like snaps you'd use to put a tarp over it to winterize though.

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