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  1. Thread: Douglas fir

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    Re: Douglas fir

    Thanks for that clarification Richard.

    With a much as I have, it's likely I could yield quite a bit even after messing a fair amount up!... I'll try to resaw some in the coming days and share...
  2. Thread: Shop dust

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    Re: Shop dust

    I made one of these with an old Duct Fan that an HVAC tech friend gave me. I mounted a home made filter holder in front of it to fit the same sized (2" deep) filters as my home HVAC. I have a kiddo...
  3. Thread: Douglas fir

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    Re: Douglas fir

    Thanks Dusepo! That will be helpful in the future!

    I may give it a go! If nothing else, I have plenty of wood to practice resawing with :))



    Clarify for me a little bit:

    1. is this even...
  4. Thread: Douglas fir

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    Re: Douglas fir

    Thanks all... 8'!!! Oops typo, obviously meant 8".

    In the other thread I posted above there was a bit of discussion on Rolf's use and ending use of Doug Fir. Thanks again everyone!
  5. Thread: Douglas fir

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    Douglas fir

    I recently bought a huge and heavy length of 8/4 "Douglas fir" at my lumber yard for a project and ended up with a LOT left over. I always have trouble with the Cafe's search feature, but I did find...
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    Re: Flames Birch on sale

    I guess that explains the price, :))

    Thanks for that word Bill!... That was my plan all along. I've NEVER had luck planing or chiseling anything that has any figure to it. My homemade thickness...
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    Flames Birch on sale

    I have a memory that Gibson used birch for backs and side on a lot of the earlier A models they produced so I was excited to see at Rockler today that they had stacks and stacks of 4/4 flamed birch...
  8. Thread: Nmd

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    Re: Nmd

    New Avatar as well.....
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    Re: A Style in case for F style

    I recently got one of the Gator poly foam cases advertised to fit both styles and all my A's fit fine in it.
  10. Thread: Nmd

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    Re: Nmd

    What a beauty! Congratulations!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    193485

    193486

    First ever attempt at "real" inlay!
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    Re: forearm / elbow pain

    Do you have any numbness in your fingers? I experience the same thing as you with added numbness in my fingers...

    By my research it's called Ulnar Entrapment aka "cellphone elbow" which comes from...
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    Re: Building Bridges

    Thanks Tom, I LOVE Bradford pear, it is a beautiful wood! I made a bench out of it for my daughter before she was born. She's 15 now and she and her sisters still use it.

    Looks like I'll be...
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    Re: Building Bridges

    Thanks Graham!... your book was a great guide through the first build. I had not given much consideration to a fixed bridge. That may be the way to go.

    I'd still love input from others!

    And...
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    Building Bridges

    No, I'm not referring to mending broken relationships... thats a different kind of forum...

    I have been working on my second mandolin build and am considering building my own adjustable bridge for...
  16. Re: Article: KR Strings Introduces the Mandolindo

    Where is the video?... looked all over even searched YT, couldn't find it!
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    Re: Battery generator to run an amp

    A few people have mentioned portable power stations. I did a fair amount research into these last year to have as something to have on hand at the house in the case of an emergency or extended power...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

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    Been working 98% of my time on redoing a couple of doors and remodeling the foyer... but the other 2% I've picked out enough time to do the binding and stain the top for #002. I've got a...
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    Re: latest Ludewig 2 point

    Beautiful mando Dale!!!

    Very well played Caleb!!!

    I'm jealous of both of you's skills (not sure if that's grammatically correct, but you get the point)
  20. Re: How has the mandolin changed your guitar playing?

    Mandolin changed my guitar playing in that, it made me not play the guitar anymore... not that I played that much to start with :))
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    Re: Floating Top Guitar, very interesting.

    I kinda had the same thought, Hank... I'd like to hear it unplugged to hear the "real" tone ... I mostly found the concept and build process very interesting.

    From the front it looks pretty cool,...
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    Floating Top Guitar, very interesting.

    This was posted on YT about 3 months ago, but I haven't seen anyone share it here.

    Its about 25 ish minutes long but very interesting to watch.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAJmQWK41WY
    ...
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    Re: A drum sander with a twist

    That's a very cool idea!
  24. Re: Shipping a mandolin for repair / setup work !

    I used to work for a high dollar white glove moving company. During my time there the company owner also acquired an art handling company to add to the services offered by the company. With my...
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    Re: Has anybody used a Northfield model M?

    I wholeheartedly agree with Charley regarding the Silverangel... working on a budget as you are, I saved up and bought my Forever mandolin; custom made per my preferences. Truly outstanding...
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