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

    Scrap :-)
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    Re: Equipment advice please

    What's an 8020?
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    Re: Equipment advice please

    So maybe it's not such a bad idea to buy new like I did. I have had zero issues and the load sensing technology is awesome. I run mine as fast as it will go and let it take care of slowing if I'm...
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    Re: Equipment advice please

    Don't ask a drum sander to do the work of a thickness planer. Cut your pieces to smallest size you need and hand plane until close and then run it through. This works very well for me on 19x38...
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    Re: Where are the ' Big guys ' ?

    Don't worry, there's still a lot of great builders, John Hamelett for one and many others that answer questions all the time. Coming to this forum is like going to school, almost. Oh one name was...
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    Re: Recurve too thin?

    Yup, I got that wrong on my #1 but after the box was closed. I extended it's life with a cocobolo arm rest lamination. I've since re-topped it and a mouse took up residence and ate the f-hole. I hate...
  7. Re: Fretting sharp on the 12th fret E string

    Sounds like your bridge moved forward a little. Loosen the strings and move it back without changing the bass end.
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    Re: Mandolin from a kit

    The paper between the joints is usually done in order to test the tone, easily remove the back, make adjustments and reassemble. Once the desired tone is reached, the back and paper are removed for...
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    Re: Why is Low humidity a problem?

    That's a good read and fits my thoughts on humidity problems exactly. Some folks get it backwards. Even a well know shop owner in my area has it backwards. Don't quite now how he got such a good rep....
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    Re: Can't wait to finish my guitar

    That does make me feel better. Thanks :-)
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    :))
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    Can't wait to finish my guitar

    So I can restart work on my A5 mandolin. My first guitar build has been a bit of a pain and it's really making me want to start work on my mandolin I started many years ago. Plus I miss all the...
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    Re: Binding router

    Did you cut the entire ledge with the gramil or rough it out with something else?
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    Re: Hagerty #7 fresh off the bench

    I have never tried to inlay anything other than my name. Your inlay is very nice. Kudos to your girlfriend as well.
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    Re: Binding router

    I have the middle tool and hate setting it up and it's bearing surface is too small. Not what it's made for anyway. I'd like to use the cutter from that and build the 3rd one over. I'm going to do...
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    Re: Sharpening Ibex plane blades

    I'm surprised I don't see a little shine at the other end of the grind. Are you using a holder on your stone or free hand or is this just off the Tormek and that's good enough?
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    Re: Top and back graduations

    Bonk the wood and then what?? If you get a thud you've gone too far I think. I hate to even start thinking about this stuff.
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    Re: Exotic Canary Wood F5 Back

    I have built a few F5s and that's what I started with. Crazy I know but I learned a lot about building and carving but not a damn thing about tone. My next mandolin will be a plane Jane A5 and I...
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    Re: Collapsed Washburn

    I think I would prefer to build a new one and these kind of things just take away from the little spare time I have for doing it.
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    Re: Collapsed Washburn

    She has talked the sisters and agreed to replace it for Christmas. Thanks for your input. Now what to do with the damaged goods.
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    Re: Collapsed Washburn

    Just looked it up. Brand new M3EK $379.00. I think I'll pass that info on to her SIL that brought it to me. We should be able to replace that for her.
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    Re: Collapsed Washburn

    Yes it's a lot worse then the photo shows. The top is sunk on the neck side and has come away from the fretboard Florida. I don't know if it's pressed or not but I'm guessing it is. I guess removing...
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    Re: Collapsed Washburn

    I got a lot of views on this post but no one giving advice or trying to steer me in a different direction. I'll try to be more patient.
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    Collapsed Washburn

    I would like to fix this for a friend that is struggling with cancer. I don't think she will care if it doesn't look perfect after I'm done so I'm considering sawing the back off to rebrace it.
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  25. Re: Is there a particular method for sawing fingerboard wood?

    I guess if it's well quartered and stable, then the neck should be as well? Would the small amount of movement of a flat sawn neck cause any problems against the stable fretboard? I haven't built...
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