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    I'll agree the CNC end takes a lot of work, for me at least. The software I'm using is rather primitive, requiring a fair bit of testing...
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    I've lagged a bit on the kiku project, letting some other non-musical woodcraft projects divert my attention, but it's inching toward...
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    As a hobbyist, I've used a cheap desktop CNC to do a few things like cut peghead routing templates, wood inlay pieces, and bridges. It...
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    tonyturley replied to the thread Parallel builds.
    A newly bent tenor ukulele side cooling in the building form, with its mate next to it and the nearly finished kiku in the background.
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    One of the projects I've been working on this week is a portable Moxon vise for my shop. All of the wood came from scraps I've had in...
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    I'll be spending much of this gloomy Friday cleaning my little basement shop. I've been working on several concurrent projects, and the...
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    tonyturley replied to the thread I've got the TAS again.
    Yep, I have a Delta scroll saw gathering dust under my workbench. My small Craftsman bench top bandsaw does fine for small stuff like...
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    This little guy arrived in my mailbox today, to be used in shaving the many tiny tone bars in the two kasha ukes I'm building. My Ibex...
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    tonyturley replied to the thread Parallel builds.
    Rough cutting the peghead and Black Walnut overlays on the tenor ukulele neck.
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    tonyturley replied to the thread Parallel builds.
    Didn't think of that. First time working with American Chestnut for me. This wood is over 100 years old, so I'm not sure how much tannin...
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    tonyturley replied to the thread Parallel builds.
    Actual router, even a laminate trimmer, has a stronger motor and better bearings. And I can use bits with either 1/8" or 1/4" shafts in...
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    tonyturley replied to the thread Parallel builds.
    Using a DIY mini-sled and a palm router to flatten the back of the second of two ukulele pegheads. I also used the platform and a...
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    She calls all my ukes "little guitars". She doesn't seem interested in learning the name "ukulele". Another reason I don't think she's...
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    Not all of my woodcraft is about ukuleles. I spent a fair bit of time this afternoon flattening the back of a Black Walnut bowl blank...
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    My 6 yo granddaughter has asked me to build her a "little guitar" like mine that is small enough for her. I have talked with my wife...