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by Brent Bischoff
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Birthday Contest
Topic: Jim McConkey's Flood Mandolin Twins
Replies: 68
Views: 70950

Re: Jim McConkey's Flood Mandolin Twins

Jim, I apologize, I didn't mean to point out a goof :oops: ;) . I know all about major goofs from my mando build. One good thing came out of it, I learned how to reset one of these neck joints! Pinning from the top should work. I look forward to seeing the finished results.
by Brent Bischoff
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Birthday Contest
Topic: Jim McConkey's Flood Mandolin Twins
Replies: 68
Views: 70950

Re: Jim McConkey's Flood Mandolin Twins

Jim, I really like how these mandolins are turning out. I used the same neck joint for my mandolin build. a question for you, with the backs already glued on, how did you pin the joint?
by Brent Bischoff
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: one-string slide-guitar with whammy bar stick
Replies: 17
Views: 10689

Re: one-string slide-guitar with whammy bar stick

It looks to be a Vietnamese instrument called a "Dan Bau" I found several you tube videos of it but couldn't figure out how to post a link to them. One looked to be the same gentleman in the videos you posted.
by Brent Bischoff
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: First Build, A mandolin
Replies: 13
Views: 8683

Re: First Build, A mandolin

Jim,

The final thickness was at .120" for the top.
by Brent Bischoff
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: First Build, A mandolin
Replies: 13
Views: 8683

Re: First Build, A mandolin

Jim,

Thanks, its good to be back. I don't recall what the final thickness was, I will have to look at my notes tonight when I get home from work. I would like to try an octave mandolin myself someday.
by Brent Bischoff
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: First Build, A mandolin
Replies: 13
Views: 8683

Re: First Build, A mandolin

Chris, Thank you. The drawings I used came from a Instructables article called Army-Navy Mandolin on the cheap. Between that article and quite a bit of research I was able to pull it off, however if I were to do another one like this, I would probably buy the plans that are for sale on the "Crystal ...
by Brent Bischoff
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: First Build, A mandolin
Replies: 13
Views: 8683

Re: First Build, A mandolin

Ready for finish
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During finishing
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And one more of it finished.
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Brent
by Brent Bischoff
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: First Build, A mandolin
Replies: 13
Views: 8683

Re: First Build, A mandolin

Mike, I am afraid I have been bitten by the bug!! I just completed my second instrument, a lap dulcimer. The slope is definitely slippery! Brian, Definitely hearing it for the first time was a quite a feeling! This is what I started with IMG_0049 (2).jpg Top braced, glued and clamped to the rim IMG_...
by Brent Bischoff
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: First Build, A mandolin
Replies: 13
Views: 8683

Re: First Build, A mandolin

one more. I apologize for the quality of the pictures, they are off of my phone.

Brent
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by Brent Bischoff
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: First Build, A mandolin
Replies: 13
Views: 8683

Re: First Build, A mandolin

here is a picture, will try to get more loaded later.

Brent
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by Brent Bischoff
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: First Build, A mandolin
Replies: 13
Views: 8683

First Build, A mandolin

Hello, my name is Brent and I just rejoined this form, was a member a long time ago, anyway I thought I would share my recent build. After years of wanting to build an instrument, I finally accomplished the task. This is a mandolin that I built from scratch using some drawings I found online and a l...
by Brent Bischoff
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself here!
Topic: Introduction and Hello from Idaho
Replies: 4
Views: 6731

Re: Introduction and Hello from Idaho

Stephen, thanks for welcome.
I have seen your Facebook page before, you build very fine looking guitars. I'm located in Blackfoot. In fact, I was just out your way last month steelhead fishing. I definitely will give you a shout next time I'm out that way.
Brent
by Brent Bischoff
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself here!
Topic: Introduction and Hello from Idaho
Replies: 4
Views: 6731

Re: Introduction and Hello from Idaho

Thanks for the welcome Mark. I look forward to participating on the forum.

Brent
by Brent Bischoff
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself here!
Topic: Introduction and Hello from Idaho
Replies: 4
Views: 6731

Introduction and Hello from Idaho

Hello all, my name is Brent Bischoff. I was a member of this fine forum back in 1999- 2000. After a few moves and quite a few years I have found my way back. I have wanted to try building an instrument for many years and finally did. I have built, a mandolin and a dulcimer from scratch so far and am...