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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:00 pm 
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Thanks Hans. That information is very helpful. I can see how adding the black creates a three color burst effect.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:38 am 
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Hope it helps, Richard.
Here's a couple of photos I found, the first, my booth at one of the last IBMA festivals I went to.

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Next is a photo, maybe 10-12 years ago of Frank Wakefield at our house for his 70th birthday party with one of my F5C's.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:56 am 
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Hans,

That is very helpful. Thank you. I still haven't started the finish but I just bought an Iwata airbrush so I'm ready to go.

One more quick question. How long do you wait between coats of color?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:52 pm 
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I found I could apply another "coat" as soon as the coat was dry. Had to wait longer with water as a solvent, with alcohol, it was much quicker, but not healthy for me. With water, a heat gun would help evaporate the moisture in the wood.
Don't use aniline dye as it fades with sun and time.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:27 am 
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Can't see the images is it just me?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:08 am 
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Sorry John, trouble at the posting site. Had to switch all the codes from .org to .cc. Will take a while...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:24 pm 
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Really appreciate the effort

Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:39 pm 
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No problem, John...
Here's a mandolin I haven't seen in 17 years. Looks well cared for.

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Just wrote to tell me it still sounds great and to have it appraised for insurance.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:59 am 
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First name: Mark
Last Name: McLean
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State: New South Wales
Zip/Postal Code: 2145
Country: Australia
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Must be nice to see one of your children after all of these years. All grown up and so well mannered.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:26 pm 
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Because the finish I used was so fragile, I was used to seeing them more beat up than this guy's above. So long as they were still in one piece, they were good with me. Folks used to be embarrassed to show them to me. My feeling was they couldn't be more beat up than Bill Monroe's...

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Like Bill, he never was swayed by another instrument in 17 years. That's attachment. Still, it is refreshing to see someone that knows how to take care of an instrument in this "thow-away age"...

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