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    F-5 intonation issue bridge placement

    I have a hand made mandolin f-5 that I like a lot. The f- holes are cut a little to far forward. When properly intonated the bridge feet sit well behind the f-hole center points. Can anything be done...
  2. Re: What did you goof up when building your first mandolin?

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  3. Re: What did you goof up when building your first mandolin?

    Hi John, I have a hand made mandolin f-5 that I like a lot. The f- holes are cut a little to far forward. When properly intonated the bridge feet sit well behind the f-hole center points. Can...
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    Re: New builds final Set-up Help?

    I feel pretty sure itís the bridge slots, donít change Whalen fretted. I ruined a couple nuts and have used 2 different CA saddles. It was clear until trying to fine tune everything. Itís a stamped...
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    Re: New builds final Set-up Help?

    I’m on the same page with you on the frets. However, I have read on here that a lot of people like their action higher. I would think it would be personal preference? The neck on this mandolin is...
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    New builds final Set-up Help?

    Ok gentleman, sheís strung up. This is what I came up with. Looking for guidance. The action at the 12th is 5/64 on the bass side and 4/64 on the treble side. The nut is cut to a depth of about .015...
  7. Re: PLEASE HELP! ABS Binding Bending Problems First Time Builder

    Hey Man, I know what your going through. Just done my first build on a F-5. Been working on instruments for 10-12 years. Found out, I knew nothing..this might help. Only laminate the ends so the will...
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    Nitro as sealer on distressed build HELP!

    What is you guys opinion on the minimum number of coats of lacquer on a distressed build? In terms of protection and some shine. Thanks, JR
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    F-style case HELP?

    I need a case for this new build distressed f-5 copy. Something that looks the part. I have listed in the wanted items on the Cafe but no luck. Do you guys know any where I can search or go to find a...
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    String spacing at nut HELP? 1 3/16

    How would you guys space the strings on a 1 3/16 nut width? I have the Siminoff spacing guide but the F-5 slot does not seem to work on this size nut. Anyway, would I just hold off the binding a 1/16...
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    Radius on saddle HELP?

    Hey Veterans, this is probably a dumb question. But here goes.... Does anybody ever use a radius saddle with a flat fretboard? I have a nice CA bridge that has a Collings radius on it. I would like...
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    Re: Yellowing/dye binding HELP?

    Hey John, thanks for the reply. Let me explain and maybe you can shed some light. I was planning on putting a tru-oil finish on this build. It had so many mistakes on it I decided to do a Gibson...
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    Re: Yellowing/dye binding HELP?

    Thanks Dale, I was wanting to rub diluted transtint dye on the binding before the nitro. I mixed about the right color and tested on a piece of binding. This is my first build, how many times will I...
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    Yellowing/dye binding HELP?

    Gentleman.....Can I use amber dye or a mixture to dye celluloid binding and then shoot nitro over it? Or will it bleed? Looking for the aged look. And do you guys just lacquer over the binding and...
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    Re: Dye question HELP!

    Thanks all you guys! Yes, I see what you guys are trying to describe. I have pulled up all the pictures I can find. I understand what John meant when he stated pictures are not a good representation....
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    Re: Dye question HELP!

    All that was before the damage by the poker though right?
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    Re: Dye question HELP!

    So it was a more Cremona burst originally? I knew it had been touched up and the story on the pocket knife. But not to what extent, interesting. Thx.
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    Re: Dye question HELP!

    Thanks gentleman, yes I like the Cremona brown the best of all. Just a beautiful color scheme to me. I was hoping I was on the right track with that amber/yellow/brown. I have seen some of the old...
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    Dye question HELP!

    Gentleman, I have about ended the dye process. My question is this. I started with yellow, then amber, medium brown and then dark. It looks pretty good. But I have been trying to copy the Loar look...
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    Re: Fret bevel angle, pictures Help?

    Thanks guys. Yea, the pics are not great but their actually smooth as silk right now. Went over the ends repeatedly up to 2000. JR
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    Fret bevel angle, pictures Help?

    185148185149Hey Gentleman. I beveled the frets on this repair I’m doing. After reading a reply from Sunburst on a post. I opted to bevel just a little less with a little steeper angle. I made this...
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    Re: Adding mass back to a neck?

    I may have used a wrong term. No not weight or mass. Was wondering about gluing wood on to make it thicker/deeper? And reshaping. Has it been done? Thx.
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    Adding mass back to a neck?

    This may sound way out in left field. But I bet some of the veterans here have discussed this. If a neck is to small, can wood be grafted back to it and reshaped?
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    Re: Neck strength and size HELP?

    Thanks RCC56, very good breakdown of the subject. Appreciated!
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    Re: Neck strength and size HELP?

    Im absolutely a novice. But it seems to me that if one cared nothing about removing the fretboard. Wouldnt using an adhesive that has less chance of creeping add stability to the whole neck. Correct...
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