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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    If you ask about the last pic posted by Darryl the tuners themselves are ok as worm under tuners go but if they were meant to replace Loar era snakehead tuners (which this configuration fits) they...
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    Re: Bridge location on an A5 build

    All of this is purely subjective. Just like evaluating sound. I can offer some OPINIONS. I never played the Griffith A-5, just listened to the recordings closely (especially on Grismans Tone poems...
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    Re: Bridge location on an A5 build

    The A style body from teens was not designed for f holes and long neck so you need to make some compromises. You can have a look at the Griffith Loar A-5 to see how folks at Gibson did it but I...
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    Re: scraping celluloid bindings

    I prefer gluing binding with CA because of this. You have to work extremely precisely though as any voids will show. I sometimes use a dot of celluloid mud on miters and wait a day or two.
    If I were...
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    Would you mind to expand?
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    Every gear is designed and machined for EXACT distance between axes of rotation of components, be it gear wheels or worms. The shape of teeth is based on exact geometry and meshing is correct without...
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    I see A style tuners designed for worm under (looking at worm direction) with arrow end plates that would be "replica" for Loar era snakehead BUT those had only three mounting screws. This set has...
  8. Thread: Mapes Strings

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    Re: Mapes Strings

    double post...
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    Re: Mapes Strings

    In past times the winding sometimes came loose from the core wire when the wire got damaged in few spots by strong fretting or damage by bending the same string at the same spot. The string would not...
  10. Thread: Shop dust

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    Re: Shop dust

    I don't do furniture so I rarely plane large surfaces. One thing that folks often forget is that in the old days the woodworkers had several planes dedicated to different tasks. For large surfaces a...
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    Most old A's with longer post spacing had "worm under" tuners but modern A style tuners have been worm over. The post Loar A's had "worm over" so modern tuners should work on these unless the post...
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    Re: Interesting CNC violin build

    The whole thing is just exercise in CNC wood cutting and assembly and likely sponsored but the CNC producer. He could as well create coffee table. Only the shape of the "object" resembles violin....
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    Re: Interesting CNC violin build

    Sure you want the grain aongthe axis of tailpiece. But the cut like tngential or radial is irrelevant for stability of tailpiece. For smallish pieces of ebony I prefer good quality liquid CA and...
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    Re: Shop dust

    I try not to create fine dust. I don't have sanders or any power tools producing lots of dust. Handsaws, planes, scrapers etc. Very little final sanding of surfaces. I just looked at the top surface...
  15. Thread: Douglas fir

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    Re: Douglas fir

    I just have one of his early mandolins for extensive neck repairs. Certainly the top is not spruce but I guessed it was redwood or cedar because of the thickness. No cracks on top.
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    Re: The back and top join

    I don't see any advantage to this. You will gain tiny bit more gluing surface but not significant.
    of disadvantages I would mention
    - harder to joint either you have to plane both halves clamped...
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    Re: Interesting CNC violin build

    He pretty much defines VSO. Those ribs will crack like crazy after few humidity changes. I don't know what will happen to the thin plates with that figure and all the defects over time.
    But makes...
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    Re: Hide glue question

    You keep your glue in the pot for so long out in the workshop or you refrgerate the pot between uses?
    I'm not using it every day so I always mix new batch, but my batches are sometimes something...
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    Mark, I was wrong you had only one incorrect.
    Schaller should be careful now that their new tuners cannot be reassembled (at least without special tools).
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    Almost!
    You got two of them wrong.
    My summary would be they all are supposed to be worm "under" tuners which is modern standard for F style mandolins. Thes should sport right handed worms to turn...
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    Here is big quiz.... pics from Rubner website... https://www.rubnertuners.com/f-style-mandolin-new
    Which of these are wrong?
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    The tuner is supposed to be "worm under" but the gear is cut with left haded worm so they will turn opposite to normal direction. But this tuner cannot be disassembled so a dud.
    Schallers...
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    Re: High marks for Schaller GrandTunes

    99% of perceived tuners failures are failures in setup or their installation. I've seen some very expensive mandolins with badly damaged tuners because of bad installation. These new tuners like...
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    Re: Engraving services

    Look for local gun engravers, Weldon Lister surely is rooted in that tradition.
    My good friend does that work it is his daily bread, all the techniques of deep scroll/leaf backgrounds gold inlays...
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    Re: Flames Birch on sale

    Toothing plane and scrapers for highly figured wood have worked for centuries
    Or invest in good spiral cutter head for your planer (think EXPENSIVE).
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