Mark Pollock
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Cat urine smell
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Okay, here is a fun topic. My friend has a situation where a cat peed all over his mandolin. It's not a valuable mando, so no great loss, but it would be good to clean it and remove the smell. Any…Continue

Tags: remove, smell, urine, cat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Kolb Sep 25, 2019.

Interesting table project
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I'm not sure what we might use this for, but it looks useful in some way...…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by nathan clark Dec 11, 2014.

White glue for top cracks and cleats?
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So, I am a hide glue adherent. (See what I did there?)My buddy who has roughly 50 years of experience repairing instruments strongly suggested using white glue for top cracks and cleats, because it…Continue

Tags: cleats, hide, cracks, glue, white

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ned Knepp May 7, 2014.

Another use for that old guitar - a dollhouse!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Kolb Mar 28, 2014.


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At 9:14am on July 27, 2010, FRANK said…
thanks Mark but what about using it for a top wood i haven't seen any like this that I can re call ?hey if your interested in a set I have 100 billets I can cut you a set or send what ever you want even a set for a uke
At 3:55pm on July 27, 2010, FRANK said…
hey mark i am in Modesto ca if you need use of a planer or sander
At 12:50pm on June 29, 2011, charley erck said…
Hey, Mark, are you related to Ambrose Pollock , Carmel? An old friend and steel player .Havent seen him in decades!
At 10:09pm on August 22, 2011, charley erck said…
Belatedly, thank you for your response. Enjoy your contributions to the forum!, C
At 9:45pm on March 20, 2013, harrison phipps said…
Are you in Davis? I invite you to my shop to get to meet you at your convenience. Cell number is 304-1886, 601 villanova dr.
At 5:41am on August 18, 2013, Ian Barker said…

Hi Mark, just wanted to get some advice about my Epiphone FT570 based on your experience with the FT550.  Heel design looks the same, so I reckon the joints are the same, 4 dowels and a bolt.  How did you go about heating the neck joint (without toasting the MOTS inlay?)  How did you re-assemble it, did you use the same dowels?

Thanks in advance!

At 6:44am on August 18, 2013, Ian Barker said…

Aaargh! That wasn't what I wanted to hear, but thanks anyway.  I've done  a saw-off reset on my Yamaki and was hoping the bolt meant it was designed to come apart (like Taylor).  No such luck!  Thanks again.

At 10:33pm on August 18, 2013, Ian Barker said…

Yes, I was surprised that the bolt is so close to the FB, it's the wrong place to provide support.  My idea now is to remove the strap button, and drill a pilot hole all the way through the neck block. .  Then simply cut off the heel, seems no point in trying to steam it - unless the heel is recessed into the neck block???  On reassembly, replace the strap button screw with a suitable bolt (M5 maybe, with a head that can fit into the button), going all the way through, with nut and washer under the neck block.  Does that sound like a plan?

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