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  1. Re: Does a small split by sound hole matter?

    hahahaha
  2. Re: Got the neck off, now how do I put it back?

    Found a pen blank of straight mahogany for wood-turning, it's on the way! I REALLY APPRECIATE all the help and advice for someone new to this kind of work.
  3. Re: Got the neck off, now how do I put it back?

    Wow, great information everybody! I know why ebony and maple are good for violins, but now I know why they aren't good for making these shims.
    I found some knife blanks (for making knife handles)...
  4. Re: Got the neck off, now how do I put it back?

    hahahahahaha!!!
  5. Re: Got the neck off, now how do I put it back?

    I"m not arguing, but what's wrong with oak, or the ebony and maple I already have from violin parts? Or with the veneer from the door? I honestly don't know. Nor do I know anybody that has good wood....
  6. Re: Got the neck off, now how do I put it back?

    Oh, you mean cut even more wood away. I gotcha. And yes, it appears to be a straight dovetail.

    On the way to work there was an old water-damaged interior door out for trash day. The laminate was...
  7. Re: Got the neck off, now how do I put it back?

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  8. Re: Got the neck off, now how do I put it back?

    There is tear-out in the neck (I didn't do it!) from just an awful cut at the factory. I know there's going to not be a smooth wood-to-wood fit when chunks are missing out of the dovetail. I'm...
  9. Re: Got the neck off, now how do I put it back?

    Those are great videos!
    I'm more overwhelmed than ever. These folks are measuring thousandths and I don't even know what the neck angle is supposed to be. I don't know how I'm going to stabilize the...
  10. Re: Got the neck off, now how do I put it back?

    How about a piece of a broken rosewood fingerboard from a guitar? I'm not sure where it came from but it's in my wood pieces stash.

    I have lots of spruce from violin tops and ebony from violin...
  11. Re: Got the neck off, now how do I put it back?

    Thanks y'all, I think I understand. I'm not sure I have the skills to fix that, but no reason I can't try. I kept some thin pieces of maple from fiddle parts, will that be good to try to make the...
  12. Re: Got the neck off, now how do I put it back?

    Check out where the tail piece is screwed on, and I've put my finger pretty near the center of the top. Is it wrong or does it just look wrong? 201902
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  13. Re: Got the neck off, now how do I put it back?

    OK cool, y'all make good sense. I have a few good steel straight edges (grew up in a welding shop). I reckon if I can cut down a violin bridge, I can make the dovetail bigger and then trim the body...
  14. Got the neck off, now how do I put it back?

    Newbie here, I've messed around with fiddles and just learning to play mandolin. My first mandolin quickly began pulling at the neck so I set it aside and got a nice used Epiphone and had it set up...
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