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    Re: Bow in bowl back neck (joint?)

    Thank you Tavy!
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    Re: Bow in bowl back neck (joint?)

    Thank you so much Rcc56!!
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    Re: Bow in bowl back neck (joint?)

    RCC56, thanks again for adding even more info and options! Your great experience and clear teaching is extremely valuable, so I really appreciate your taking the time on this! Only one question and...
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    Re: Bow in bowl back neck (joint?)

    Mick, thanks for that input. I checked out that Harwood thread, and I'm loving it! With the options described above, I think I will find a way to keep moving forward. And, if I manage to make this...
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    Re: Bow in bowl back neck (joint?)

    Thanks so much to all of you for the detailed, experienced responses! I'll answer all your questions below, and include some more photos.

    it looks like this mandolin may have had bar frets. That...
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    Bow in bowl back neck (joint?)

    My bowl back (1912) has a forward bow in the neck. I believe it's caused more by years of tension on the neck joint than an actual bow in the neck itself. The first photo shows a slight gap/bow...
  7. Re: Disassembly of vintage tuner mechanism

    Adrian, I tried that method and it worked. I was able to remove the pegs and disassemble the mechanism. Still need to try to put them back on, per that link you sent and your thought about CA glue....
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    Great to know, thanks for the info!
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    Thanks for the response. Yes, the mechanism is loose from the outer metal plate/shell, because I've removed the screws that run through both the plate and the mechanism to hold them together. And I...
  10. Disassembly of vintage tuner mechanism

    I need access to the screw heads on this 1912 bowl back tuning mechanism. On the lower post, the screw is still in but has come unscrewed from the post. On the upper post, I need to find a...
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