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  1. Re: Is is possible to increase neck mass by buiding it up somehow

    Not sure but didn't older instruments laminate fancy wood over bland, but stable, core for the necks? Seems like you could come up with a process of adding sheets, curing and then reshaping?
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    Re: Campanella Mandolin

    That seems to be evidence this is not MAS. It's just another mandolin in the remuda.
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    Re: Shop disc sander for small delicate work

    I was surprised at how roomy my mom's Prius was.
    But in your story my mind jumped ahead to the image of the '49 Chevy making the loaded run from Hot Springs to Knoxville instead of the street rod...
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    Re: Another Original Tune

    That does sound great.
  5. Re: A tune in remembrance of a loved one's passing..

    I hope your mother heard that when she was living.
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    Re: F4 design evolution/solutions

    I see in yesterday's photos from Hogo the clock face saying "Gibson Happy Hour" with the hands indicating 3:20.
    If you add in inflation is the time now 4:20?
    I don't know about you but those photos...
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    Re: Back removal

    I think it looks good from the front. About the back...you could say that you removed the back to get the Virzi out...
  8. Re: An afternoon picking w/ Andrew Marlin & the Griffith Loar

    Sublime.
    Rarified.
    More Griffith A, please.
  9. Re: Wilson Mandolins has moved to east Tennessee

    Loudon County! That's "God's country" right there. Just beautiful there.
    Keep your eyes and ears peeled for Ted Davis' work.
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    Re: Getting ready to tune my A5

    At this point it does not sound bad, but it is not as loud as my gibson A2, so I would like to get more volume out of it, and perhaps improve the bass a bit.
    Would that be possible or should I just...
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    Re: In Praise of Hans Brentrup

    Another trophy!
    If mandolins were fish...you'd have some 'splainin to do!
    Good for you and you sound great on it.
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    Re: My latest two.....

    Very tasteful work. The fingerboard on the straight 'A' looks liquid and like it is tortoise. Sublime.
    By the way, thanks for the reply to the bridge plate question on the tenor uke. That is a...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Very nice craft. I guess you have the scroll on the inside?
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    Re: tenor ukulele question

    Thank you Allen and MikeyB for the responses.
    FYI (nfi) the Wickham plans came from LMII.
    I have gone with a bridge plate...this time.
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    Re: tenor ukulele question

    Yes. Correct. Patch = plate.
    I puzzle why a much smaller body gets a plate.
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    tenor ukulele question

    From what I read about Torres' guitar construction (Romanillos) his guitars did not indicate a bridge patch.

    My Wickham Tenor Ukulele plans shows a bridge patch.

    What is the thinking on the...
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    Now is the time for me to thank Roger for his mandolin building book. Mine is a 2008 model. Thanks for the book and various block sets, plans and such. (Also, thanks for the Go Devil valve guide...
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    Re: Fylde cittern cracked x-brace

    Is that not a "strap" of wood that spans over the "x" notch?
    Sorry - I flew through your post. I do think I can see a crack coming out of the joint. Can you determine the grain orientation of that...
  19. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Joke time.
    Can't say for sure who was the first to name them, but any more some dude named Vern Acular gets all the credit.
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    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    I enjoyed this music.
    I also enjoy the group that frequently posts on YouTube - Trio Mandili. There appears to be a similar instrument being played. I'm way, way, over my skis but it seems like the...
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    Don,
    It might look good from 2,000 miles away...but thanks.
    It is still very young. It will need a proper set-up. I'm using a persimmon nut at the moment while the thing settles in...But I like it....
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    Bump.

    "Back to the original story: Griffith A = very cool mandolin. Build one; don't sweat the little stuff!" James Condino
    Here's my 'Field Grade' interpritation of the Griffith. No little stuff...
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    Re: Modern F4 options?

    Mike Black?
    John Hamlett?
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    Re: Jade mandolin with a strangely shaped top

    I would be surprised if there isn't a real luthier to support orchestral instruments somewhere there...that might enjoy this diversion.
    Have you had to adjust the bridge height in the time you have...
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    Re: Jade mandolin with a strangely shaped top

    Can you describe the bracing design? Typically either "parallel" tone bar bracing or "x-brace" tone bar. And you have determined that they are still attached to the top?
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