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    Re: Waverly's on an Older Red Diamond A

    The other option is to fill the holes and re-drill them. This would be a pretty major undertaking, but not impossible at all.
    Bill
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    Re: Earthwood Mandola Repair

    Get thee to a luthier. This is an instrument worth professional attention.
    Bill
  3. Re: how to rip binding strips from celluloid sheet stock

    I don't think the tablesaw will work, Dave, due to heat buildup. I'd suggest a bandsaw with a very fine blade. I'd make them too wide so I could smooth them with sandpaper and I'd smooth one edge...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Chord Book for free

    Will,
    I'm seeing the page of tablature, but no chord book. Could be my old eyes, but what is the file's name?
    Thanks,
    Bill
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    Re: Neck Block Materials

    What about laminated blocks? This eliminates the stability issue.
    Bill
  6. Re: Invention in C Major BWV 772 Nugget F5 and Northfield Octave

    What talent and ingenuity.
    Bill
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    Re: John Wynn Mandolin

    Well, that's a pretty good recommendation.
    I like this instrument and wonder how it sounds.
    Bill
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    Re: Quick shop pic

    Good to hear from you, Austin. Hope you guys are well and happy.
    Bill
  9. Thread: Redtip wood?

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    Re: Redtip wood?

    Thanks, Jonathan. That's all new to me though I think we have it out here, too.
    Bill
  10. Thread: Redtip wood?

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    Re: Redtip wood?

    I should know this, being from near you originally, but what are "red tips"?
    Bill
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    Re: Making a Measuring Wheel

    That's no fun.
    Bill
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    Re: Unusual maple grain pattern

    Keep that friend.
    Bill
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    Re: Unusual maple grain pattern

    $4 a board foot is cheap for that wood.
    Bill
  14. Re: What should I do with this interesting and great sounding man

    Whoever took the back off did you no favors. It has moved and does not match the sides any more. It will take a complex jig and clamping system to get it back right.
    So, the neck join has been...
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    Re: skill share

    Cool.
    Bill
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    Re: Whatís going on with this bridge?

    I agree. The saddle appears to be sagging. Replace it.
    Bill
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    Re: Keep Rigel or learn on different instrument?

    You'll learn with the thick neck. Else, you could have a luthier thin it for you.
    I'd keep this one.
    Bill
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    Re: Sapele end block grain orientation?

    If you resaw and laminate, you avoid any issue here at all. That's what I would do.
    Bill
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    Re: Kerman Mandolin copy by Mintu Biswas

    I'm not finding this thread, Tom, with the pictures of your instrument. Could you provide a link?
    Bill
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    Re: My aquisitions since one year ago

    Well, Slim,
    You're on a roll.
    Bill
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    Re: Simpson mandolin in NZ Red Beech

    I, too, would like to hear this lovely instrument.
    Bill
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    Re: Guitar Bodied Mandola

    Nice design and nice work.
    Bill
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    Re: Burtenshaw Mandolin #15...

    That's some striking walnut you found. Nice.
    Bill
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    Re: Fan-fret mandocello build

    Nice workmanship. Good deep bassy sound.
    Bill
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    Re: curly maple wood description

    Ditto what thistle3585 says.
    Bill
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