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Electric Mandolin

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by I_build_my_own, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Sure do this to the foreigners. I googled it. :mad:
     

  2. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Dang, just missed it!
     

  3. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    LOL, picking on them ferriners , Herb, ya outta be ashamed of yer self. You should be a good host, and give Helmut your best gunny sack, and turn him loose in yer favorite snipe-huntin woods, to make amends! A nice spirited snipe hunt would be just the thing to bring out the inner jaeger in Helmut!

    Thanks, everyone for the great new shop suggestions! I was able, with my neighbors help, to pull the thing up and off the tractor just enough to extricate ole Johnny Popper out from under the mess, and without killing any of us in the bargain. He has a nasty dent on the top cowl, and his smokestack now sits a somewhat jaunty angle, but no other damage I can see. I'll probably start him up tomorrow to position him outta the way while I demolish shed debris. We tied ropes around the temporary support beams, so when men and machines were safely out, we pulled out the props, and down she came.

    Ratty, I'm sure Mrs. S couldn't have helped but love her shed, after all, it had a 1989 Safari Van with the privacy window tint option, (now unfortunately missing in one side position) AND as a special bonus, the 1953 Model B John Deere, in tasteful green and yellow, barely broken in! What girl wouldn't be thrilled with that?o_O
     
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  4. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Rick, have you been hanging out on Farmers Only.com?
     
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  5. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Sorry Helmut , don't put too much weight on the henway :D

    You are of course right Rick , gotta love that southern hospitality ! I have a slightly used burlap bag that should be perfect , and the willow switches have had the bark whittled off and are seasoned perfectly , so snipe hunting it is , snipe season just opened too . Nothing like a nice moon lit snipe hunt followed up by a few JeagerMeister's . Its been nearly 50 years since one of my Dad's buddies took me on my first snipe hunt (minus the JaegerMeister's) and the memory still makes me ,, ahhhhh ,,, ummm ,,, er , smile .
     

  6. Reckless Rat

    Reckless Rat Tele-Meister

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    Feb 26, 2014
    UK
    ...fine appliances, too.

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    :p
     

  7. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Are making Blutwurst??? Ewwww
     
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  8. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    IMG_7575.JPG Now for a mandolin that is not supposed to look like a mandolin, only a guitar style TOM bridge will do justice. Still plenty of work left - have to bring this down to final height and get some radius on both ends. This prototype is Bolivian Rosewood. This is so hard it I might even get away without making one out if brass. The saddles came out of a donor 12 string bridge.
     
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  9. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    IMG_7576.JPG Need shorter screws. :D 10.67mm string spacing - saddle center to saddle center with a 12' radius - well not sure if this can be called a radius with just the 4 saddles of which the 2 on the outside are lowered.
     
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  10. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    That bridge is outstanding!
     

  11. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Looking really good Helmut!!
     

  12. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    Totally kicking ash Helmut! Nice work man.
     
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  13. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    You have four discreet data points there Helmut. That is sufficient to calculate a curve from..... carry on.
     

  14. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    It is not ash - it is Bolivian rosewood :D
     

  15. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Thanks folks. It takes longer to draw a plan without errors than milling it. I need to look into a CAD program - drawing from hand and using a pocket calculator is painful.:)
     
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  16. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    That's exactly what I was thinking.
     
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  17. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    That's actually quite clever.
     

  18. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    The bridge is still missing a henway however.
     
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  19. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Working on it Rob!!!
     
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  20. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    It's OK, he can use some snipe-grease instead.
     
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