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    Re: Equipment advice please

    The treadmill is a great idea. I’ll look around I do have an old Nordic track but it isn’t motorized and we still use it. I don’t often see equipment given away around here. Pianos are another story...
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    Re: Equipment advice please

    Thanks Guys/Gals! It is nice to see some positive and not just negative. I am bound to get a thickness sander but I am not sure it will be a new unit or one I make. I have started making a jig for...
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    Re: Pick Thickness

    Over the years I have collected or been gifted by family these five, all sizes I wanted to try and like. Oddly they all work fine on mandolin the small jazz100 being the oddest to use but I used to...
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    Re: Where are the ' Big guys ' ?

    Barring personal tweaks to processes a lot of the answers are answered right right of the bat by some of the more active pro's. How many times can a person chime in with the same advice. That and...
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    Re: Equipment advice please

    I really enjoy hand planes but they aren't as quick as I would like at times.
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    Re: Equipment advice please

    Well, thanks everyone. I decided to hold off for awhile and either fab something myself or save a bit for a larger more stable unit. I appreciate the replies! Thanks again
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    Re: Pick Thickness

    I have been using only blue chip in different shapes and sizes. i find my choice changes depending on my mood and how I hear that day.
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    Re: Equipment advice please

    Thanks Marty! Do these really work well running a board through to get the full 32" or 36" width? Neither is as wide as I have done before so I am leaning towards the 1632
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    Equipment advice please

    I thickness wood by hand, hand planes, routers, belt and disc sanders, sawing etc. I am looking at a Jet drum sander. Does anyone here have a drum sander and any advice on picking which size? I look...
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    Re: Pick Question

    Pick thickness tip shape material used but also how stiff the material used all makes a difference. I have found my 40 BC pick to be as stiff and sound better than some of the thicker picks I have...
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    Re: Finger Planes

    I have several Ibex and after touching up the iorn they work great but I find myself using the wider one the most, it has a curved sole and I also find I wish it have a palm knob.
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    I have had a piccolo bug for years but have been able to ignore, now I see this thread. You all are not helping Bob that looks great and Jim that sounds fantastic!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Well sort of good news. Keep at the knee you can get it back but it will take some work and a lot of stretching. As to playing I haven't doen a whole lot of any over the last 8 months just to busy...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Well I hope that knee is still improving! Must be hard with the limited time to get out now. Hope it doesn't foul up your move back to Ireland as well. I bet your getting a lot of practice in though!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Very nice! Love the look!
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    If you want to try and work with it I would do three things, play closer to the fretboard, Try different picks material and shape, and I would try different strings. But best bet if an Oval is what...
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    Re: Is it defective ?

    Here is a link on one type of bridge. https://www.murphymethod.com/index.cfm?event=pages.content&contentId=122

    I would also say contact this man for his setup book it will get you where you need...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    And you're goal with the animals will need you mobile! I hope you post some critter pics at some point!
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    Very nice Old Wave, how long have you had it?
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    Re: Leather straps: flat or braided?

    182012I used a very soft leather and round braided my own, most comfortable strap I have ever had.
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    Re: What do you see?

    No clue about the bridge could be an illusion could be a bit of sinking. But is that a screw head or rivet next to the f hole in the left side of the screen?
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    Re: New White Face mandolin

    You know I go back and forth on painted or coloered wood. In some cases i prefer to see it plain and proud, other times I like some color and sometimes painted is fine. Which has nothing to do with...
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    I like it!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Good to hear Jill I hope you feel better ASAP! Make sure you follow through with all your PT once it begins and after it’s over, so many people think once physical therapy is over they can call it...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    That must have been one heck of a fall! Hope you get it sorted quickly! On a bright side you do get to move back home!
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