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  1. Thread: Wood binding

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    Re: Wood binding

    If you seal the binding channel with shellac before installing the binding, couldnít that keep the binding glue from adhering properly? If not, then why not just seal the binding before installing?
  2. Thread: Wood binding

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    Wood binding

    Iím thinking about using wood binding on my next build. Itís an A model. My question is for any of you whoíve used wood binding, what are the steps to take to keep the stain from the top and back...
  3. Thread: Sarah jarosz

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    Sarah jarosz

    Does anyone know where I can find tablature for Sarah’s song, Peace ?
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    Re: Mandola scale length

    Thank you, John. I appreciate you taking time to help out and it is very helpful.
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    Re: Mandola scale length

    Thank you for your reply, John. I do have a question for you, on the siminoff plan with the 15-5/8 scale, it has the crossover at the 13th fret. If I go to a 17Ē scale, do I need to change that to...
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    Re: Mandola scale length

    I hadnít ruled out a 16 inch scale and based on your actual experience I just may go with the 16 inch scale. Thank you for your input. Itís greatly appreciated.
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    Mandola scale length

    Iím just getting started on a Mandola build. I have the siminoff H5 plans. The plans call for a 15-5/8 scale length. I know this is considered the short scale length. Gilchrist says he build them at...
  8. Thread: H5 mandola

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    Re: H5 mandola

    Iím using f holes and tone bars. I appreciate your response and will definitely take your advise on the stiffer spruce top. I believe I have just the right set for it. This is my first mandola and...
  9. Thread: H5 mandola

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    H5 mandola

    I recently bought the Siminoff H5 mandola plans. I hope to get started soon and was wondering if anyone has experience building from those plans. Iím wondering if the graduations are a little on the...
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    Re: Just finished sealing the stain

    Thank you.
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    Just finished sealing the stain

    I canít seem to find any mention about this specific question I have. I sealed the burst with two very light spray coats of shellac. Two pound cut, dewaxed flakes. Everything looks good but the...
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    Double action truss rod

    I bought a Cumberland Acoustic double action truss rod for my current build and my question is, how deep do I set it ? I thought Iíd set it at 13mm from the surface of the neck block which would give...
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    Re: Another tru oil question

    I used Zinser blonde shellac. I donít think it was humidity. I have a humidity controlled room. Generally itís a consistent 45 to 50% Humidity.
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    Re: Another tru oil question

    Thank you, John. I will try that. What do you think caused it to happen. I’m sure it was something I did and I’d like to not do it again.
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    Re: Another tru oil question

    Iím applying it by hand. Wipe on. Wipe off. Iím waiting 8 to 12 hours between coats and I havenít used mineral spirits for thinning.
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    Re: Another tru oil question

    Thatís what is strange. It was sealed with shellac after it was stained.
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    Another tru oil question

    This is my fifth build and the fifth time using tru oil. This problem has occurred before but not this bad. Iím sure someone knows whatís causing this streaking and how to fix it. Iíd be very...
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    Re: Very strange intonation

    You were right. I made a new nut and it fixed the problem. Thank you for your help.
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    Re: Very strange intonation

    [QUOTE=Nevin;1795515]My best guess is that the nut is cut so the contact point is at the head side of the nut rather than at the fretboard side of the nut.[/QUOTE

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    Very strange intonation

    My daughter owns a very cheap mandolin. I think it was a 40 dollars and includes a case and an electric tuner type of deals. Surprisingly, it doesnít sound too bad. The issue is, the intonation on...
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