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    Re: Rubner tuning machines

    Some really sexy options. Got to build something that deserves the Snakewood version!

    https://www.rubnertuners.com/f-style-mandolin-new

    Steve
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    1930s Pontiacs were the starting place, but she quickly became her own woman.
    Steve
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Hey you Mando Nerds . . . Back to what's on the bench now!

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    Re: Newest Kelley mandolin

    Nice traditional beauty! Love the hand-rubbed 'burst.
    Steve
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    Re: Shellac containers?

    Start with cooking up a quart of 2lb cut in a quart spaghetti sauce jar. I let the 2lb cut settle in the fridge. Decant clearest top pours into new Smuckers jelly jars, blending in sandarac and...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Lane,
    Curly redwood. This top is very soft and needed to be carved about 25% thicker than spruce. The result, in the white was a really warm gentle response -- it'll will never be a jam...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Classic beauty, Skip!
    Steve
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    And some tops for the other side of the story --

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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Some French Polishing back shots --

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    Steve
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    Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen SX

    The next Sorensen SX just had its first French Polishing session . . . and I think we're headed in the right direction!

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    Steve
  11. Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Here's a new tune by Chip Bach with tone-galore!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=xitpYsm60LA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1e1pfEne6hHpcUcUhZf9yS9edhJaMPGXw5jrPyg iQqdWFQWGmt04FUbNM
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  12. Re: Roope Aarnio compiles "Sketches" from Samuel Rinta-Nikkola

    Mandolin only --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0Cq-B3l58C9VBqXnYjNKnow4EC2Qnblrn7fTw7v0_IEqJLqeJA0TB0 sPQ&v=GOaZMAGq01g&feature=youtu.be
  13. Re: Roope Aarnio compiles "Sketches" from Samuel Rinta-Nikkola

    Roope has continued to add to this collection on YouTube. So impressive.

    Steve
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    Roope has added another 5 recordings to this collection over the course of the week --

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    Steve
  15. Roope Aarnio compiles "Sketches" from Samuel Rinta-Nikkola

    Over the past two months, Finnish multi-instrumentalist Roope Aarnio compiled 50 of the "Sketches" from composer Samuel Rinta-Nikkola´s (1763-1818) "Notebook" -- a remarkable historical collection of...
  16. Colebrook Road -- "Run Run Rudolph!"

    Some fine picking indeed!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKV7a8KHt-U&fbclid=IwAR2YMSCQ0eYcaKRBBE4GJjxNaljato9ATJ0LHoQUJ Hpo5cNPZEn9ovQuKro

    Love the tone Wade Yankey is pulling from his...
  17. Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    Working on several new Sprite 2X Two-Points, including this sweet baby with an Englemann Spruce top and one-piece Curly Claro Walnut back and sides with Curly Maple 3D binding --

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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    Store it in a back corner of the fridge. Slows down all reactions and gives time for fine precipitates to drop.
    Steve
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    Re: Rocklite Ebano fingerboards

    I use it and like it. Nice to be one less reason for Ebony deforestation. The boards that I have on pro-player instruments for the past 5 years look like they are aging and wearing like Ebony.
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  20. Re: Aesthetic Question for Builders (and Buyers)

    In this mando world where there is a strong pull to copy a Victorian role-model, it seems to me that it is very important to be clear on what your goals are with each build. The component elements...
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    Re: Has Waverly Jumped the Shark?

    It is so frustrating and sad that the "Best" mandolin tuners are so poor compared to "Average" guitar tuner sets. A few years back, I tried to convince Stephan Schertler to make four-on-a-plate...
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    Re: Problem E strings

    Pictures would be helpful.

    Steve
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    Re: Problem E strings

    How about some details on --
    Top style, wood type and source, and graduations
    Top Recurve details
    Fingerboard support overlay of top
    Kerfing type and cleanness of kerf to top join
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    Re: CGDA tuning on Mandolin?

    Or learn to play GDAE. Part of the fun o learning new instruments is realizing that tuning is something your head and fingers will rapidly figure out once you spend a little time with it. The...
  25. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    Makes a great strap holder, and it sure is fun to play with variations on the theme --

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