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    Re: Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    I have met Phil for last time in 2008 in Union Grove NC we keep in touch via this forum sometimes , I'm so sad for that , he was a so nice person . He was with his Wayne's mandolin on the photo...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Last construction of the year
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    Re: Fret markers

    I had never noticed that .
    Always good to know
    Thanks
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    Re: Hi from a newbie.

    Hello mikeyb2
    you could ask to Bernard Michaud from France , he have a lot of material
    his website in english version is :https://www.bois-lutherie.com/bois_english.html

    and the price are here (...
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    Re: Broadway2 mandolin photoshoot

    Super design , love it , congratulations
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Actually on the bench , a travel training mando
    sides are removable for going in a little bag , it goes with a shadow undersaddle piezo pickup , a guitar amplifier and a 9 volts battery
    tuners are...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Gallery & Sightings

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    Re: Tenor Guitar Gallery & Sightings

    My last built it's a tenor 8 strings tuned dD gG BB ee
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    and the sound


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZDJ6dUFbio


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz60cX5BsKk
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    Re: Project for building a tenor 8 strings

    it's D G b e , like a 12 strings guitar without the 2 couples of bass strings
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    Re: Project for building a tenor 8 strings

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    Re: Project for building a tenor 8 strings

    Hello all
    my project is done , here is some pics of this new one
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  12. Re: Traditional or modern design, what's your strategy ?

    Hi Philphool , nice idea you have had here , in fact Sebo lives at just 40 kms from my home , in other words he is my neighbour .
    we met yesterday morning for the first time , and probably not the...
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    Re: cnc and or router pantograph

    some more pictures

    LinuxCNC screen during carving compound radius

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    and the machine working
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    freecad 3D top
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    Re: cnc and or router pantograph

    2 years ago I decide to build my own CNC
    I start from scratch , in fact I use an old door which come from an old telephone cabin like this one
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    I cut this door in 2 parts , one part became...
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    Re: deflection jig

    Hi Adrian
    The strings are attached on a block of wood , himself attached to the jig , not to the side of the instrument
    the block of wood is high enough to simulate the real angle of the strings ...
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    Re: deflection jig

    I build one jig recently for an instrument I discover (octave mandolin first build ) , as others here , not sure it's an help , but here is the model :
    it works without back installed , the strings...
  17. Re: Traditional or modern design, what's your strategy ?

    Hi Philphool , nice to see you have a think for me , I miss all the good persons in your area ,
    I'm always in the building , but I've not updated my website since a very long time , to much to do ....
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    Re: Project for building a tenor 8 strings

    Please make the next one Huppe shaped! :-)

    haha cool Marty :)
    La huppe is always at home .


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    the actual is an octave , so I tuned it GDAE , but I use strong gauge 0.15 .025 .035 .052 ,...
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    Project for building a tenor 8 strings

    Hi all
    I've recently finished an octave mandolin 22" scale tuned GDAE see photos below
    and the new project I have to do is to build the same instrument , but turn it as a tenor guitar with double...
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    Re: CAD/CNC question: anyone using ASPIRE?

    Thanks Marty , but the images I"ve send are just examples of what is possible to do with Freecad
    I'm conscient that it's impossible to cut in perfect conditions with a small cutter , but thanks to ...
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    Re: CAD/CNC question: anyone using ASPIRE?

    Thanks Marty , I will take some pics as soon as the machine will really work .
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    Re: CAD/CNC question: anyone using ASPIRE?

    HI all
    I'm also on the way to build with CNC.
    I've start from ground 0 , because I've built myself my machine , 700mm for X , 600 mm for Y and 200mm for Z.
    I've bought motor and ball screws and...
  23. Re: Contact info for French luthier Jean Lacôte?

    Hi , very nice to see that the mando is working fine , I'm proud to see a young player on stage with that mando
    Jean lacote ( happy builder ;);) )
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    Re: Travel training mandolin "The Nautilus"

    Nautilus is simply "nautile" in french
    http://www.samizdat.qc.ca/cosmos/origines/lune/nautile.htm

    I have that big and old fossil at home, this may be what inspired me unconsciously



    Jean
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    Re: Travel training mandolin "The Nautilus"

    Hi all , thanks for the replies
    first , I'm sorry for having use the same name "Nautilus" as Marty Jacobson does , in fact the side construction I've made look like the sea shell , that only why....
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