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  1. Love the way you carved out the neck ...Reminded...

    Love the way you carved out the neck ...Reminded me of the first bass guitar neck I made back in 1966, I made a load of saw cuts along the back just as you did and then I commenced to knock off the...
  2. Her's a pic of an Ebony compensated tenor bridge...

    Her's a pic of an Ebony compensated tenor bridge I made 8 years ago I made this one the hard way on the Milling machine....but later i made a batch on the CNC machine...It turned out to be very good...
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    I recon it's maple 3 ply at about 2.5mm...

    I recon it's maple 3 ply at about 2.5mm thick..like the plywood supplied for model making.
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    Thus converting a drill press into a lathe :)

    Thus converting a drill press into a lathe :)
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    Before he went over to Violin bass Paul MacCartny...

    Before he went over to Violin bass Paul MacCartny played an Egmond/Rosetti Solid 7 (the one on the left) he fitted bass strings to it just the same as I did to my Hofner colorama guitar... Short...
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    Side bending ..No problem here

    Early film from the Egmond Factory.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xo5jds#tab_embed
    Spray Booth ? whats a spray booth ? and whats a respirator.??
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    That time of year again

    The temperature here in the North UK has increased up to 4 C so due to this modest heatwave:rolleyes:.. I was intending to start in the workshop this morning tidying up and servicing the machinary...
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    To do that your nut will have to be 1 3/4"...

    To do that your nut will have to be 1 3/4" wide..I'd just measure 1/8" from the nut end for the D & E strings and space them equally, as your fingertips rest on the centre line of the strings not the...
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    Finaly completed it.... almost as good as the...

    Finaly completed it.... almost as good as the real one.;)

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4683/24694779767_3c6de81735.jpgPICT0086 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
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    I've dismantled these things in the past just to...

    I've dismantled these things in the past just to get a free leadscrew and nut...I use one on my drill press table.
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4645/39492329991_55cf9dd3bf.jpgjack by Ken Timms, on...
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    Just buy a length of M 12 threaded bar and a...

    Just buy a length of M 12 threaded bar and a nut,and anything will do for a handle "like the lid of a round plastic jar" can be fitted on top with a couple more of nuts to hold it in place. Just my...
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    It only matters if you are a totally honest...

    It only matters if you are a totally honest guy....when I was in industry as an engineering QA inspector officer ..one of the golden rules was "never volunteer information" .
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    Mrs T has just shown me another brilliant use for...

    Mrs T has just shown me another brilliant use for the six pointer..By using it to pierce the membrane film on a ready meal ready to microwave.:D
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    You'll have to wait a while David...I cant mail...

    You'll have to wait a while David...I cant mail it until Tuesday co's all the postal services are closed on New Years day...I hope you have a happy and prosperous 2018.
    Ken

    EDIT and that goes...
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    Whats in a name ?

    Just sold a six point string spacing gauge to a Guitar builder in Spain.
    His name is Francisco Jose Rodríguez Torrón with a name like that I imagined an old guy with a long moustache and specs,...
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    The one I'm going to restore is a bit beaten up...

    The one I'm going to restore is a bit beaten up ..But when it's done I'm hoping it will be something like this one But without the tremelo unit cos thats not original....
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    Just to set up for machining I made a "Mock up"...

    Just to set up for machining I made a "Mock up" out of hardwood ... I worked out a way to do the radius part using a jig on the spindle sander and disc sander and bandsaw..It should work on brass...
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    The problem I've seen on some old vintage island...

    The problem I've seen on some old vintage island ukes that I've repaired is that the tops and backs shrink across the grain (especially on old dehydrated Koa) and the spruce braces push on the sides ...
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    Making an old design bridge

    As a side line while waiting for warmer weather to arrive I'm attempting making a few all metal guitar bridges...I'm due to start restoring a vintage 1959 Hofner guitar next year and it's fitted...
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    Just to let you know i'm trying to replace all my...

    Just to let you know i'm trying to replace all my pic's that Photobucket kindly removed and I started with this thread first..Let me know if you can see it again on page 1 :)
  21. With the elongated headstock..Will it fit a...

    With the elongated headstock..Will it fit a standard case ?..a few builders have made that mistake with new designs :wallbash:
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    The only end graft I do is a 1mm thin black line...

    The only end graft I do is a 1mm thin black line , but only if I'm not satisfied with the butt joint, approx: 1 in 20 get this rectification ..Martin ukes used to do the same. ;)...But! I really like...
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    Jobs gone pearshaped:(...uke was left overnight...

    Jobs gone pearshaped:(...uke was left overnight in a warm dry room and the crack has pulled apart again:wallbash:
    Looks like a new top is required...It's built with hide glue so it wont be too...
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    Some builders fit a reinforcement patch under the...

    Some builders fit a reinforcement patch under the soundhole, but I think that kills the zing in the top...:2cents:
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    The Guy who owned this uke was lucky co's I had...

    The Guy who owned this uke was lucky co's I had another identical one left over from the batch of six that I made...So seeing as it was Christmas and I was in a generous mood (pissed) and the fact...
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