Thank you for your interest and joining the intermediate builders group. I havent been around a lot lately as I have been quite busy! I recently finished a mandolin building seminar, a class on tap tuning and voicing for acoustic instruments and have been studying some new areas on home recording studios, producing and engineering, among other things. Hope to slow down and do another build blog for this site soon, perhaps before winter is over even!
Anyway, I wanted to welcome you and let you know this tip:
Clicking on the "send message to all members" button with questions doesnt really work too well, because the forum software dosent really provide any direct route to respond.
We certainly invite and welcome all questions however! If the question is general or you dont know where to ask, go to the home page, scroll down to the general forum, and at the bottom you will find the button to "start a new discussion"- Ask away! Otherwise more specific questions can be asked if you can find a specific specialty group. Groups are searchable too! Go to groups, or click on "show all groups", and look for the search bar. It doesnt show up real well (at least on my screen) but its there. Type in a keyword (like "banjo") and hit enter.
Let me know if theres anything I can do, I may not be quick, but I'll be back!