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  1. Re: Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    The latest update:
    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/blog/irish-bouzouki-build-thread-the-back-goes-on/

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1-768x768.jpg
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    Dr. K Bubble

    NFI...
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    I find this...
  3. Re: Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    More Irish bouzouki action today -

    First, the wenge back is sanded inside -

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/back-2-1-rotated.jpeg

    That is now put aside. The...
  4. Re: Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/wenge-back-768x768.jpeg

    In the picture above you can see the back for this instrument Ė its a lamination of wenge, cedar and mahogany....
  5. Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    Happy new year to you all.

    After a week or so off Iím back in the workshop and am starting the year with a build thread. So if you keep coming back, youíll see this bouzouki going from bits of...
  6. Electric 10 string Octave mandolin/short scale cittern

    Just strung up this little beast for a chap in the US. Its a lefty, 10 string OM. The body is 1960s vintage Queensland red cedar, the neck is Cuban mahogany felled in the early 1900s.
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    I am really enjoying your videos. I am building something similar. Not quite as complicated though. I wish I had thought of the centre section cutting out and gluing. I did a lot of drilling and...
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    That's what I especially liked about woodturning:)

    Nice looking electric. thanks for sharing
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Just watched the latest video ... thanks so much for these, Gary! Itís like dropping in for tea and catching up on your latest work. Echoing John Kelly on the safe & happy Christmas.
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Another great video, Gary. I love the idea of your carving the top rather than having a flat top, and those rebates for the controls are rather classy too!
    Have a happy and safe Christmas and I...
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    Nyberg Flattop Mandolin Build Thread

    Thought some of you might enjoy seeing some pics of the Nyberg come together. Lawrence is more well known for his CBOM instruments but agreed to take on a flattop mandolin project for me. Flamed...
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    That is excellent! Thanks for posting this.
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Gary, I loved your shooting board. The tutors at Anniesland College back in 2003/4, Paul, Bill and Michael, had us making and using a shooting board, and I still use mine to this day. Our preferred...
  14. Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    Working on several new Sprite 2X Two-Points, including this sweet baby with an Englemann Spruce top and one-piece Curly Claro Walnut back and sides with Curly Maple 3D binding --

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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    This sort of thread is truly fun! Looking forward to the next video, Gary.
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Thanks again Gary for the very clear and instructive videos you produce. Always so enjoyable to watch and hear.
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    interesting. Can't wait to see & hear the end result!
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    I'm becoming your friendly neighbourhood video embedder :) :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoTCCnRJNtU&list=PLOEb1dYICJrYcdSIk8jrvp8N_Dx9xOCoN

    Cool stuff Gary!

    Daniel
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    Re: Finger Planes

    Your tired hands and fingers will give you endless thanks when add a handle:
  20. Thread: Finger Planes

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    Re: Finger Planes

    Thanks Gary! Love your videos. I'll check it out when I get into some worthwhile WiFi
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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    I built a hollow body 8 string with a single dp181 in it. Positioned towards the bridge but angled so that the treble is closer to the neck. I think it sounds good, very clean. But I've only built 2...
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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    I've used Schaller Strat sized bladed Humbuckers on my 5 course Mandocellocaster since it was built 20 odd years ago. They work really well: great sustain and good tone tapped or untapped. They have...
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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    Pete will make them to whatever pole spacing you would like.
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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    ProTrack DP188 has been the go to for a lot of builders. I have used the DP184 for those that requested a heavier "rock" pickup. I believe the DP188 is standard on a Mann instrument. Personally, I...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    That's a beauty, Gary. Cheers.
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