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    Re: Collings MT-O v Gibson A: Any Opinions?

    Thank you Charles. I only had access via my phone at the time and it's tedious to provide links that way. I assumed a quick reply was at least somewhat helpful.
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    Re: Doubt about a banjo for Bluegrass

    Perhaps you could consider jumping into Bluegrass with the mandolin before making a major shift in instruments to the five string banjo, finger picks, etc. Tenor banjo for Irish music is a lot of...
  3. Re: Old banjo fretboard question (no mando content)

    Six tuners, with one unused, on a five string zither banjo is a common setup.
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    Re: Snakehead Drawings

    I am an absolute beginner at this but check out the build photos on the Crystal Forest site regarding the neck joint. I recently built from his plans and was happy to have just a simple mortise and...
  5. Re: Newbie Builder - Getting started - which books/tutorials

    I just recently completed my first mandolin from plans sold by Crystal Forest. It's essentially a repo of Gibson's Army/Navy flattop mandolin. Terry Majewski, owner of Crystal Forest and excellent...
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    Re: Reamer for Grover Tuner Bushings

    Well, IMO, you're exactly right! I went ahead with the tapered reamer and the job is complete.

    I did try the file-type countersink idea for getting through the overlay first, and then a drill...
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    Re: First Time Binding Questions

    If you're referring to cutters for the Dremel, I'm using the one from Stewmac. It turned blue on the tips right away in spite of feeding slowly and taking small cuts. It still cuts fine, though. ...
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    Re: First Time Binding Questions

    As suggested, I contacted the Siminoff folks through their old website. They no longer sell the Dremel attachment, but they directed me to Grizzly, where they happen to be on sale. Here's a link.
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    Re: Mid Missouri/Big Muddy Mini Mo.

    I recently bought an MM-8 Mini-Mo from Mike. I love playing it, and it's super easy to pack along in the small gig bag he sells for them.
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    Re: Ring vs Pinky, again?

    I'm coming to the world of GDAE by way of tenor banjo after 5 or so years of five-string. Besides banjo, I would like to try the mandolin for ITM, so I'm looking for habit patterns that will serve...
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