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    Re: Heat gun in steel pipe?

    Watlow heaters UK. I bought most of our cartridge heaters from this company. Generally pretty inexpensive. These come any length, diameter, shell.Most are sold as components, so you have to add a...
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    No brace bowl back soundboard - ?

    This week’s mystery 8 string thing, previously pictured but not identified here, is now somewhat apart and in process, the neck repair being necessary.
    Internal inspection shows no evidence of top...
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    Re: Heat gun in steel pipe?

    Hard to believe disposable cylinder household propane torches are rare, but I’ll take your word. But you definitely are not looking in the right places for electrical heating elements. Wouldn’t...
  4. Re: Question About Carlo Bruno mandolin from Torino, Italy.

    Just started today on this week’s mystery bowlback, neck reset plus, and glad it’s neither valuable nor someone else’s! These things are not designed for taking apart without violence.
  5. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    My mandola’s name is Nelson. Nobody so far thinks it’s cute.
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    Re: Ebay: Copy of a Lloyd Lane!

    I do wish someone had taken the time to post the pictures from the ad for posterior.

    Have the feeling that’s the fate of a lot of stuff I write.
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    Re: Uneven frets...done deliberately??

    “Player didn’t notice…”. I guess if the new ones were level (with eachother) and the nut possibly raised, the instrument should play, which has me thinking about other arrangements for fret heights,...
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    Re: Nut file sizes

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    A foot in several camps here. An antique technology buff, and tool accumulator/user with an enjoyment of make-do that often looks like being really frugal, I also was a specialized...
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    Re: H 1 mandola on SGW

    The decomposition is internal to the material, not a surface interaction, like say oxidation, so coating or sealing will not help. Even on something as thin as nitrate movie film, diffusing something...
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    Re: Internal vs external K& K piezo

    Way back when a piezo was a $1.98 clipon that went on an f-hole, and had no cable connector to mount, the removability was handy, as was tunability. If one is concerned about the delicate finishes on...
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    Two more this week from SGW. One may not have even been a mandolin, the other French-style from Vietnam. Will be lots of fun learning what they might do, and helping them recover from whatever ills...
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    Re: Shaping an archtop

    Re. The Sawstop. In addition to cost and hubris, I think the inventor’s attempt to get legislation to mandate his design was offensive, although very American. If, instead, the technology was made...
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    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    Interesting link to Jake’s site. He waxed effusive about this uke, so maybe Tuturro stumbled into something, but something best left to injection molding. I’m thinking about how the staves (ribs)...
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    Re: Nut file sizes

    May have asked this before: If the nut grooves are ok, but, as common, all are too high, why not just carefully sand the bottom rather than take on the skilled filing job?. Of course, I’ve done...
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    Re: Beginner staining & finishing

    Does better with spilled booze?
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    Re: Shaping an archtop

    Fox, don’t go away, you’re not being dissed. I read this forum as at least half amateur builders, players who are curious or have a problem to solve, and some like me, who do make other sorts of...
  17. Re: got a live one here folks, and he is coming in hot

    Guilt by association. The eq-preamp panel is so common on low-end instruments that, like a too glossy plastic finish or a bit of bling, becomes a negative signifier regardless of anything...
  18. Re: Let's talk about the Stromberg archtop guitar on SGW...

    Great reference, Allen! Compromised for an acoustic, but fine for an electric. Just a little early in 1929.
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    It’s code. The owner has a preferred customer, an artist who deserves such a gem. Sirius is the Dog Star…get it?
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    Lost to time, it seems. Might have been interesting, like Frank Baum finding Oz on the lower drawer of the filing cabinet.
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    Re: Shaping an archtop

    The chainsaw disc is heads and shoulders, (and fingers and limbs) more evil than even chainsaws in the hands of drunks. I think bear carvers still use them.
    Yes, 10krpm small angle grinders with...
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    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    Two sided instrument? Need to import this to mandolins. Two tunings, two genres, no neck bowing.
  23. Re: got a live one here folks, and he is coming in hot

    Can the ‘carved’ relief at the scroll be created by press, or would this perhaps just be filler? Same question with laminate.
  24. Re: Kentucky KM250 endpin - pressed or glued in?

    Re. Alignment. I know the Allen is expensive, but ‘fill and drill’ isn’t what I would call simple DIY. A wood taper only works if pretty accurate, so pehaps consider filing the tailpiece to match...
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    Re: Mystery corrosion - anyone know why?

    A dilemma, especially for those wanting cases to maintain humidity, so why not a combo humidifier and chemical off-gas absorber. Bernie?
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