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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    Maybe just put a couple of pennies under the legs to raise it a few cents?
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    Acme Bowlback repair

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    First off I hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
    I picked this one up at an estate sale on Saturday. It needs some work and hopefully can be turned back into a...
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    Re: Let's hear your BEST musical joke?

    It's funny to me, but then again I did used to gig a long time ago.
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    Re: Estate Sale Bowlback

    Just did some Google meandering and the consensus is these were made by Stewart and Bauer and sold by Sears in the late 1890's-early 1900's. Jake Wildwood, Bills Banjos and another post on MC all...
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    Re: Estate Sale Bowlback

    NickR,
    Thank you, the name brand mystery has been solved. Jim Garbers' post #20 and #23 nailed it. The only differences I could find was the carving is slightly different at the bottom, the tuner...
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    Re: Estate Sale Bowlback

    Thanks for the research and help Allen.
    The neck joint is good but the neck is bowed some starting at the body joint. Top is good with no caving in at the neck and crack free. There are 2 slight...
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    Estate Sale Bowlback

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    Picked this up at a sale today and would like some educated guesses on possible manufacturer, country of origin and maybe ballpark value. No label, serial no., initials,etc....
  8. Re: Sierra Hull & Sam Bush - Turkey in the Straw Transcription

    Thanks for that. Great job. Anyway to print off the transcription?
  9. Thread: Fossil pick

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    Re: Fossil pick

    The group was known as the Flint-Stones. A gnarly bunch of kids banned from home by their parents for playing with Fire, another band now lost to time.
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    The dog ate my sheet music.
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    Re: I went and did it!

    Nor I.
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    Re: I went and did it!

    Sheila,
    Here is a link that has a bunch of lessons including free. I don't know if this style interests you but I personally love it.
    https://www.daddystovepipe.com/
    Cheers.
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    Re: I went and did it!

    Personally I've found mandolins and ukuleles much easier to hide from the wife. Also she did ask me to stop buying guitars so........
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    I'm and old car guy so I thought it was appropriate. Didn't use any bondo though I was tempted.
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    Looks like I've come to the end of the road with this. I did find out, when I tried to move the tailpiece cover over to this one, that all Waverly "Cloud" tailpieces are not...
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    Now it's on to the body work! Prior to setting the neck the body was wet sanded down with 800, 1000, 1500 and finally 2000. If you thought that won't take too long you'd be wrong. Spent about 3 - 4...
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    It's been a busy last few days so I'm breaking this into 2 posts. Aren't you excited? This one deals with the hardware and short discussion on the neck reset. I reset it on Friday. I pulled a string...
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    Got all the paint feathered and removed probably 90% of what I'd shot so everything seems to be blended well. I also endeavored to make the back of the neck more presentable but it's probably going...
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    Got the body and neck masked and painted today. For it's age, except for the damaged areas and edges along the back, the paint was pretty good. Only minor edge touch ups on the headstock so no spray...
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    I think I'm about to stop on making the crack more presentable. I've just run out of talent in this particular phase of this project. I knew from the start it was always going to show but was trying...
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    Glued the back on today. I think it fits pretty well all things considered. The tail block area is a bit off but at least it now has a tail block area at all. For the non-professionals like me...
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    Re: My first scratch build f5

    When you post hit the third icon from the right at the top and it will open to allow uploading from your computer. If you hover over the icons they'll say what the are.
    Anxious to see and follow the...
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    Yesterday got the glue off the fret board and neck and glued up the board and the extension. I used the rubber tape pictured. It only sticks to itself but I covered the neck with painters tape just...
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    Moving along I decided to tackle the fret board removal followed by the extension and then the neck itself. I drilled 2 1/16" holes through the board and will use locating pins upon re-glue....
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    Glued in the tail block this A.M. I bet it's a lot easier when you don't have to do a double clamp.
    As promised earlier here are a few pictures of my other harmony. Please notice the extremely...
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