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      Yes, Kamaka did many years ago and have happily kept many repair people busy since then. It doesn’t do well in humid conditions.
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      hoji replied to the thread Gluing top to sides with Fish Glue.
      I did once a few years ago. The thought was I would be able to remove the top, make adjustments to bracing etc, reattach, repeat. The...
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      Grover #9s will work down to 1/4 inch thick. You will have to file the screws short so they don't poke through the top though.
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      hoji replied to the thread ukulele necks with integral frets.
      This book https://www.amazon.com/Ukulele-Illustrated-Workshop-Manual/dp/0980476291 shows how to make an "old island style" uke. I made...
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      hoji replied to the thread Body size on 3D printed ukulele.
      I would bet the lack of sound is due more to the extra weight than the air volume. Also could be the degree of elasticity in the...
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      hoji replied to the thread Laminating sides.
      I had to do the same, on the last Bubinga bodied uke I made, for the same reason. The stuff I have is heartwood and refuses to bend...
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      hoji reacted to John Colter's post in the thread Violin style friction tuners with Like Like.
      My head hurts! I've only built one uke (a soprano) with tapered wooden pegs but it turned out just fine. I know it looks a bit (or a...
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      hoji replied to the thread Violin style friction tuners.
      I'm guessing it's all due to the "pull" of the string. Straight on, the pull is equal top to bottom, but since the peg is tapered, the...
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      hoji replied to the thread Violin style friction tuners.
      I hear ya...it does look a little funky. I'm going to try this on on new soprano uke that is something of an experiment itself...
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      hoji replied to the thread Violin style friction tuners.
      Good question... I don't think so, at least not over time but maybe a little at first. I'm thinking there will still be enough...
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      hoji replied to the thread Violin style friction tuners.
      I did a little experiment, and I think my hypothesis is correct. I set up a dummy headstock and neck, and made multiple peg holes of...
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      hoji replied to the thread Back braces let in to linings.
      I do on the lower back brace, for one specific reason - to lock the back into position while gluing. I used to do the upper, below the...
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      hoji reacted to Coast_Ukulele's post in the thread Fret Ruler Templates with Like Like.
      im a fan of this fret tool. it will actually let you enter in a lot of variables and save it all in various formats. if you use a laser...
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      hoji reacted to Island Jim's post in the thread What's happening in your shed? with Like Like.
      Here is two new tenors I finished lately. They are both lattice braced strung low g. One is all African Mahogany with a Rosewood...
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      hoji reacted to tonyturley's post in the thread Violin style friction tuners with Like Like.
      This is an old thread, but I decided to post here rather than start a new one with a similar title. Here's a proof of concept model of a...
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