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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    I’m a retired shop teacher. I would tell my students that “We strive for perfection. If we cannot achieve it, strive for the illusion of perfection”
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    Re: A couple of new mandolins

    I like the knot. It adds a bit of natural elegance.
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    Re: Thank you, Eastman

    Are you aware that Eastman mowers only cut Blue Grass?
  4. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Anything Garcia/Grisman, anything Rich DelGrosso
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    Re: What are you playing the blues on?

    National RM-1. I only wish I could play it to its full capacity.
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    Re: Garcia guitar Grisman mandolin

    Me too
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    Re: Garcia guitar Grisman mandolin

    Me too
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    Re: Bug spray Lacquer repair

    You can try this non- harmful method that I use for furniture.
    Combine the abrasive “rotten stone” powder with a liquid furniture polish. Mix enough to make a slurry, no too dry but not too loose...
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    Re: questions about a neck build

    Why not use double stick tape to hold the 1/8” scrap in place. Easy on easy off and no glue residue to deal with.
  10. Thread: Resonators

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    Re: Resonators

    I have two resonators. A Recording King and a National RM1. They both have a different sound and a place for that particular sound. I think that most of the responses here that didn’t like the...
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    Re: Thinking of buying a second mandolin

    Whenever I’m asked for advice my answer is do ( or get) what makes you happy. You have been given a lot of advice on go to a store and try this or that. Well, with what’s going on now, that’s not...
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    Are your strings made from cat gut?
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    Re: Forgive me....for I have sinned.....

    Father forgive him for he knows not what he do.
  14. Thread: Woodstock

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    Re: Woodstock

    I wasn’t able to attend, but I did see the movie and bought the album, which I still have.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Send me a black one.
    Thanks
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    Re: How would you do this?

    Wrap the bushing with thread and saturate with CA add mor thread as necessary.
  17. Thread: Starter Tools

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    Re: Starter Tools

    Like most things it is much cheaper to buy used. I often stop at garage sales and flea markets just to see what they have. Most people now a days don’t know what a plane, spoke shave, or a scraper...
  18. Thread: NJ/NYC Suburbs

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    Re: NJ/NYC Suburbs

    There is a jam at the Ocean County Library in Point Plesant Beach on (I believe) the third Tuesday of every month. If you call the library I’m sure they will confirm the time and date.
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    Re: NEWS FLASH: Titebond changes date code!

    It’s about time. I once held Titebond in high regard. Hopefully this will regain my confidence.
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    Re: A Titebond Glue Question

    I had a gallon of Titebond that I thought went bad after a year, since it seemed to stay rubbery after it cured. When I called Titebond they assured me that it was still good, and the rubbery...
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    Re: what would you do

    My pride is worth more than a store’s insult. I was once at a sportsman’s show looking at some fly fishing rods and started to negotiate a deal. The salesman noticed that I was wearing a well know,...
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    Re: Received my frist mandolin, now what?

    I learned the basics by watching you tube. Take some of it with a grain of salt. Search around and find what works for you. After I got comfortable with it I found someone that was willing to take...
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    Re: Darkening Walnut

    Walnut is an open grain wood. Try to find what they call wood filler stain. The filler stain fills,the pores of the wood and also stains it. I haven’t seen it in years, but I’m sure that an...
  24. Re: looking for supplier of black willow preferably near the east

    Check with some of your local tree cutters. They may know of someone that has a mill that cuts odd species of wood. You would of course have to season the wood.
  25. Re: Cleaning Mouse feces and urine out of an old garage kept guit

    Why don’t you call an exterminator or a mold specialist. I’m sure that they have come across the stain and smell problem in the past and they could have the ansewer.
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