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  1. Thread: Woodsongs

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    Re: Woodsongs

    Sorry but I have interacted with these folks before but have not had them do any work. I found them helpful. I have a friend on Sugarloaf that speaks highly of them.

    Good luck - Gary Davis
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    Re: Another Siminoff Neck Joint Question

    If I build another mandolin, I promise I'll use the dovetail neck joint.
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    Re: Another Siminoff Neck Joint Question

    Mucking about? You sound like my late father (and that's not a compliment).

    This is my first mandolin, I'm anal, and I'm learning. And pain has kept me from my shop. Why so snarky?

    Gary Davis
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    Re: Another Siminoff Neck Joint Question

    I was impatient and cut it out yesterday. It works now.

    Thanks - Gary
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    Re: Another Siminoff Neck Joint Question

    Any thoughts on my neck jig question?
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    Re: Another Siminoff Neck Joint Question

    OK - I tried to get going again but life is so hectic these days and its hot. I didn't see in Siminoff's book that you're supposed to rout out the bottom piece of the neck gluing jig to accommodate...
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    Re: Another Siminoff Neck Joint Question

    Thanks again guys. I didn't get to the shop yesterday but I will today. I cut the support to be 7/16" as instructed and its close. But I want to work on Adrian's formula just because I'm OCD, and...
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    Re: Another Siminoff Neck Joint Question

    Thank you Dale and Adrian. I've got to dispatch some weeds this morning but maybe in the afternoon I can get to the shop.
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    Re: Another Siminoff Neck Joint Question

    Thanks Dale. I'll check tomorrow to see how close mine is to 3/8".
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    Another Siminoff Neck Joint Question

    I am making the Siminoff jig to set and glue the neck to the body. The center of the crossmember in the position of the bridge and housing the body during glueing is 7/16". The top of the...
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    Re: Siminoff neck joint snafu

    Thank you all for your time and advice. So it kinda sounds like I may be OK with what I've got. I'll carry on with that in mind.

    Dale - you described my process to a T. Thanks for spelling it...
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    Siminoff neck joint snafu

    Greetings from Montana. I'm building my first (and likely only) F5 style mandolin. I have some experience from building a baritone ukulele and other woodworking projects like boats and furniture.
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    Re: Hide glue question

    Thanks again y'all. I'm feeling better about all this now. Not completely comfortable, but better.

    Gary
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    Re: Hide glue question

    Overthink anything - not me. I'm certified OCD.

    Thanks for the clarification.

    Gary
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    Re: Hide glue question

    I'm building a mandolin. Its ready to be glued up but I'm scared of using the wrong glue for the job. I've followed this thread and read through many others-hence my fear of fooking up. I am also...
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    Re: Players in Billings MT

    Thanks Matt. Not familiar with that name. I'll do a search for him.

    Gary
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    Re: Hide glue question

    I searched, with no luck, for an answer. I've been reading through the "glue" archive and was wondering whether the use of locating dowels or pins would eliminate the creep associated with Titebond...
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    Re: Hide glue question

    Anyone use Old Brown Glue? I assume its been discussed before but I've had no luck with a search.

    Thanks - Gary Davis
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    Players in Billings MT

    Greetings. I'm looking for local players to help with "tuning" a new F5 build. I look forward to any responses.

    Gary Davis
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    Re: Non-musician Luthiers

    Thanks for the offer MM. I'll do as you suggested and maybe I'll visit next time I'm in Bozeman.

    Gary
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    Re: Non-musician Luthiers

    Thanks for sharing your experiences. I'll just move forward and hope I don't embarrass my son down in Boulder.

    Gary
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    Non-musician Luthiers

    Greetings from Montana. I assume most luthiers are also musicians to some degree. I am not a musician and not really a luthier as I have only built a baritone ukulele. I am currently building a...
  23. Re: Luthiers in Eastern/Central Montana and Northern Wyoming

    Thanks y'all. Maybe I'll contact Bruce and visit with him next time I visit my friend in Missoula.

    Gary
  24. Luthiers in Eastern/Central Montana and Northern Wyoming

    Good morning from Billings. I am working on an F5 style mandolin for my son. Almost finished making all the parts. I've been working on the back and soundboard for what seems like months. Neck is...
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    Re: Olive wood for mandolin body?

    Anyone know whether Russian olive might work assuming one can find the appropriate size and grain? They are cutting a shyteload of it around here. Its invasive. Looks like heartwood could be a...
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