brian mastro
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anyone else lousy at drilling?
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I just realized that all of the worse faults in my first build are from drilling actions.Free hand or with a press, I can screw it up.Maybe I am just ignorant or cocky on the (assumed) simplicity of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by brian mastro Oct 4, 2012.

rejoining cracked sides, that don't want to rejoin
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I have a mandolin that had it's neck pushed down hard which broke the heel block and the sides leading away from the neck on both sides. after removing the heel block and neck I tried rejoining the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by brian mastro Sep 30, 2012.

finishing Basswood with Danish Oil
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I googled a little but I didn't find anyone with my issue here ...I am currently applying Danish Oil to a Basswood body and it's just drinking it in, like after 8 coats it still looks grainy, unlike…Continue

Tags: basswood, oil, danish

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ned Knepp Sep 13, 2012.

Fake Resophonic Mandolins (and making them real)
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I bought a broken resophonic mandolin but realized it was not actually a reso, and a little reading showed me these were fairly common back in the 30s-40s. The heel block is cracked and the sides are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Frazier Dec 17, 2011.


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