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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    "Perfectionist." "Professional." Yes.
    What you see in videos, what you saw in person, was also someone that appreciated and encouraged his peers.
    To be there at that level, and to have his...
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    Re: Virzi build plans?

    The one that went on the back was the rare Virzi Tone Protector.

    Just messin' around.
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    Re: Monteleones at Rudy's Music

    I think it is a lovely picture of the woman and mandola.
    On the Reverb site photos it appears to be a sap pocket intrusion in the top.
    To paraphrase Tony Rice, 'Get it, son!'
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    Re: Shim for Bridge Insert.

    About the beer can shim in the book...the question, or was it a statement, in the book remains: What is best.
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    Re: Puncheon Camps

    Thanks for this.
    There are no rough edges to be found on those puncheons.
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    Re: My Old Kentucky Neck

    I don't know. Maybe you get the award for the most dogged and determined effort at repair?

    I like your sign-off quotes.
    You strike me as a Ken Kesey, Sometimes A Great Notion quote: "Never give...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    I love it when symmetry and Gibson F-style mandolins are indicated in the same conversation.
    It would be nice to prove the center-line of the fretboard and the top's center join seam and tail piece...
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    Re: Quick shop pic

    The potential from that shop would be waisted on me.
    I would be qualified, however, to sit in the tractor-seat chair...
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    Re: The Gibson No.6069

    That is a beauty! Your father would be proud that you are fixing it.

    From the bridge to the tail the top grain looks like a one-piece top to me. From the bridge north - not so much...
    I love that...
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    Re: The Gibson No.6069

    The photo of the tuning machines looks like they are in "like new" condition.
    Question for the experts - is this a three piece neck and peghead? That gap in the photo seems to go deep towards the...
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    Re: Top and back graduations

    That's a sharp and proper looking A-5!
    Put some war paint on it and spend as long as it takes to fit the bridge and nut and play it hard every day. Warp speed another year and tell us how it sounds.
  12. Re: Kentucky Mandolin KM-805 new neck available?

    Poul, if you haven't already glued up the neck I think it would be best to give it another day or five if you were at it with water cleaning up the first glue job.
    You have a point about the first...
  13. Re: Kentucky Mandolin KM-805 new neck available?

    Truss rod tightened all the way...? You mean it is snugged up, or cranked to the thread limits?
    How does the fretboard look for straightness right now?
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    Re: Finger Planes

    Highland Hardware - yumm!
    NFI. It's one of those stores that I will run the gauntlet for.
    I like my 12 and 18mm planes.
  15. Re: My Latest Piccolo (Sopranino) Build Sports a Different Finish

    Looks good to me.
    The proportions look right.
    Glad you didn't give up.
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    Bertram - you have new popcorn, right? The old stuff is slow to open up. Huh?
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    Re: Assessing wood grain of standing trees

    Sue, your maple had a hard life. Lots of trauma showing up at the cut and above that at "the big chunk" area. It is not done, however, you can manage one of the coppice shoots to be the new tree....
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    Re: Douglas fir

    More eosterica.
    Charles-Francois Brisseau de Mirbel.
    I binged that.
    Botanist.
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    Re: any A5 conversion pics?

    John - was that old top original thickness?
    Your burst is beautiful.
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    James -
    The message about the industrial process that created the Griffith A-5 is understood. I always appreciate your comments - anyone that builds archtop instruments that has surface areas...
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    I remain stumped as to what Mr. Darryl is suggesting in that photo that he considers Hmmmm-worthy.
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    It appears to me the A-5 has a longer scale length, but is that true?
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    Re: Rib assemblies too small?

    You can take out the tail block and cut the rib to expand the circumference. Inlay with contrasting wood and a new block.
    You can pull the linings and apply a variation of the "Jimmy Rogers Weymann"...
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    Re: Neck dovetail and truss rod barrel nut

    Brings to mind the Monty Python movie segment in the armory, moving something like the rivet pan to a location more efficient for the worker and that sets off the catastrophic chain reaction.
  25. Re: Truss rod: Too tight? And still a string-ward bow.

    Before you pulled the strings and the frets how straight was the fingerboard?
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