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    Ukulele building tip of the day. Remove...

    Ukulele building tip of the day.

    Remove masking tape before gluing fretboard over it.
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    There are plenty of other options like ...

    There are plenty of other options like

    http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?122452-The-Pete-Howlett-Safe-T-Sander-project

    Mine like that is in wood

    Or I see a lot of guitar...
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    I always more or less mount my nut in a rebate at...

    I always more or less mount my nut in a rebate at the end of my fretboard. Feel free to cut all the way through but dont usually guess where it is going to be and just cut slots for the frets as...
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    In theory it doesn't matter how far the in is...

    In theory it doesn't matter how far the in is from the blade location or which side except for the boring practical consideration of the fretboard falling off the template. My manual version has a...
  5. Even if you aren't building feel free to pop on...

    Even if you aren't building feel free to pop on here and make a nuisance of yourself. We promise at least to tolerate you an hopefully make you welcome and feel loved even if you are a kiwi.
    Peace...
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    108982108983108984 And the Ukulelephant is now a...

    108982108983108984
    And the Ukulelephant is now a thing. I was initially upset because the headstock veneer darkened too much when I put the tung oil on so I planed it back and added the pine layer...
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    To expand the range more comprehensively Any...

    To expand the range more comprehensively
    Any roundish plastic from coathangers to lollipop sticks to chopsticks to knitting needles.
    Thin round wood including bbq skewers home made and store bought...
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    African or European?

    African or European?
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    A plug cutter is designed for making plugs to...

    A plug cutter is designed for making plugs to fill set diameters. Two types straight and tapered. Straight is probably best for set diameter fret dots. The tapered ones are designed for deeper holes...
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    108873108874 A bandsawn bowl back teddy bear uke...

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    A bandsawn bowl back teddy bear uke with a contrast recycled fence paling layer. I even went to the Royal Australian Mint to print off a brand shiny new birth year dollar coin because...
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    Binding. I'm sure that's why it was invented.

    Binding. I'm sure that's why it was invented.
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    I can't make comparisons but I do use a guitar...

    I can't make comparisons but I do use a guitar fretboard together with a cut down version of this jig. https://westfarthingwoodworks.com/guitar-fretboard-slotting-jig/
    The capo principal means if...
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    A very rough plan.108728

    A very rough plan.108728
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    9.4274 inches is 239.45596 millimetres. For those...

    9.4274 inches is 239.45596 millimetres. For those working in wood, 239 and a half is close enough.
    ,
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    Arbortech make a range of grinder attachments...

    Arbortech make a range of grinder attachments that make short work of turning wood into sawdust. I use my mini turbo quite a bit.
    A 40grit flapwheel is dustier but does the job.
    I find my $2 y...
  16. I really love your work and am thinking of trying...

    I really love your work and am thinking of trying something like this myself.
    Previously I have just used the hollowing out a solid block of wood and my own invention band sawn bowl uke techniques ...
  17. Measure twice. That doesn't seem right?

    A few weeks ago I bought two pairs of 4 to a plate mandolin machine heads from China off Ebay to make a Tahitian uke or two. Measured my first set and a bit odd the posts were 1/4 inch and 1inch...
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    A propper Tahitian for a change. 108141 Not...

    A propper Tahitian for a change. 108141

    Not quite 2 by 4 challenge. Body from 75by 35 rather than 95 by 45. Fretboard karri face plate blackbutt. Soundboard leftovers from the 2 by 4 challenge....
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    The other fitting issue with tuners is the sise...

    The other fitting issue with tuners is the sise of the back plate. If you have back plates that are one inch long and you put your holes 25 mm apart they will almost perfectly not quite fit just...
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    Simple answer yes. On open back tuners post...

    Simple answer yes.
    On open back tuners post diameter is usually to fit either a 6mm or 1/4 inch hole.
    Post length varies but will generally be made to fit a 1/2 inch thick headstock.
    Sealed...
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    This site also has a version strangely only one...

    This site also has a version strangely only one variant in the file. Other models have a few different year and adaptations in the file.
    Printing off pdfs at a set pct reduction is pretty easy. ...
  22. Fantastic, pronounced propperly in the Australian...

    Fantastic, pronounced propperly in the Australian way, fan bloody tastic. You allways seem to find a new way to take my breath away with the beauty of your work.
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    There are other options. I repacked the battery...

    There are other options. I repacked the battery pack on my 14.4volt ryobi and chanded from NiCad to NiMH.You can even get them pre packed in the right layout for many drills. I just bought the right...
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    I will be intrigued by your results. There is an...

    I will be intrigued by your results. There is an old saying that fishing gear is made to catch fishermen, not fish. How that applies to ukulele strings I am not sure because it is really hard to...
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    My fretting jig is like this one...

    My fretting jig is like this one
    https://westfarthingwoodworks.com/guitar-fretboard-slotting-jig/
    I use a guitar fretboard to duplicate from which has 26frets. Start 6or 10frets down and get a ...
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