Thanks, Frank. Gather from reading around the edges that you're recovering from a quad bypass? Heal well, and thanks for taking the time. Missed you at the GAL, saw Alex there and talked about Tru Oil and finishes w him.
You may notice that I also posted in the forum -- I asked you first, and then, reading others posts on your page, concluded that you could easily still be recovering from surgery, so I posted in the forum as well. Thanks again.
I haven't visited Frets for some considerable time and two nights ago recommended it to a friend. I thought I'd check it out again myself and find it has all changed! I became a member hoping I would be able to read all those wonderful gems of luthier advice which were in list form and easy to navigate. Do they still exist and can I view them?
Is the rotary planer you referred to as the "chucker" happen to be the Craftsman carbide tipped rotary planer for radial arm saws ( model # 9 29513) ? I have had one for many years and never had a problem with it. I did modify the cutter to make it safer, more precise, and repeatable. Are you familiar with this tool?
I hope you are doing well.
Thank You for making my daily life more interesting.
You make an excellent point of the disparities in tension when alternate tuning is used. I also figure that the first four strings are the ones that get pulled the most, and perhaps it can even out the tension with the bass E,A.
I'll check in at Gryphon to see if I can get the guitar tweeked (re-set-up)while I shop, and or do lunch in your neighborhood. The B string is off a bit off.
Hi Frank, Just joined frets.net yesterday. Would you have any info on a gibson A series mandolin circa 1904 No 3267 as this mandolin may have passed through your hands possibly as a repair job. I would like to know if any work has been done to this mandolin and its approx value as it has been offered to me for sale.
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