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  1. There was a point in time that Baggs would send...

    There was a point in time that Baggs would send shortened leads, but that went off the back burner once the Five.O came about.

    Comment on coiling - the fasteners that Baggs supplies are designed...
  2. Brad, I agree with you. One of the issues...

    Brad, I agree with you. One of the issues initially was the battery, for me. Of course, now the Five.O is pretty much THE ukulele pickup as far as I’m concerned, and the battery becomes a...
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    Porter Cable 890 series. I keep this in the...

    Porter Cable 890 series. I keep this in the table, and use a DeWalt DWP611 outside, unless I need to use a 1/2" shaft, then the PC comes out.
  4. Actually, I use the tape just to cleanup. ...

    Actually, I use the tape just to cleanup. Registering is done as I always have - I drill two 7/16” holes at an angle on each end of the bridge slot, and stick a polyethylene (I think) dowel I get...
  5. I like the tape idea (stole that from you a...

    I like the tape idea (stole that from you a little while ago).
  6. Thread: X Bracing

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    I use an X brace for my Tiples. Yup, 10 steel...

    I use an X brace for my Tiples. Yup, 10 steel strings. If I used it on a 4 string, I’d scallop the crap out of it, like Dave did.
  7. Most of my maple comes from Northwest Timber...

    Most of my maple comes from Northwest Timber (nwtimber.com). Nice figured walnut as well.

    I usually don’t use “Red Heart” Maple for the neck, just the bodies because its not always easy to come...
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    Chuck, I’m guessing you saw my vid on what Allen...

    Chuck, I’m guessing you saw my vid on what Allen described. Different path, but same end result. Like Allen, I use this process for other processes based on my “centerline jigs” which also includes...
  9. You could do that. Gluing the joint, yes? I...

    You could do that. Gluing the joint, yes?

    I usually shape the heel and make sure that joint is where its supposed to be before I finish the neck (headstock and inlay is last). If the mortise &...
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    Shapton Ceramic Water Stones. Affected: Antique...

    Shapton Ceramic Water Stones. Affected:
    Antique Stanley #6 with Veritas blade sharpened with David Charlesworth's Ruler Trick, on a Rob Cosman Shooting board. Used for jointing plates, squaring...
  11. Hollis, I wouldn't use Worth as a reference for...

    Hollis, I wouldn't use Worth as a reference for anything. I think they're thin, and soft, and represents the instrument as such. Caveat -for MY instruments. KoAloha used them, but they're also...
  12. Do you use 541/2 J or R? Regardless, maybe try...

    Do you use 541/2 J or R?

    Regardless, maybe try the Cristal Trebles instead of the Alliance. I avoided them for years, not sure why. I always thought the 541 took a lot more to bring to pitch...
  13. First off, apologies to Mimmo for taking so long...

    First off, apologies to Mimmo for taking so long with this review. No excuses.

    2nd unfortunately, I may not be the best reviewer for SUGAR strings in particular, mainly because I don't care for...
  14. Thread: Wood Plane

    by Kekani
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    Most of the guys I know here do NOT use a hand...

    Most of the guys I know here do NOT use a hand plane. In fact, I just did a workshop before Covid19 hit, and it was on sharpening, with my plane and board as an example.

    There are arguments for a...
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    Chuck, here's a thread I remember from a few...

    Chuck, here's a thread I remember from a few years ago. May be a good read.

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?118054-Carbon-Fibre-rod-neck-reinforcement
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    There are many ways to do things, and I used to...

    There are many ways to do things, and I used to scarf at final thickness when I didn’t have a volute or a back strap. I tried to put the scarf joint at the bend so the joint “bends”. You asked not...
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    I work it at full thickness, including the scarf...

    I work it at full thickness, including the scarf joint, which is usually 3/4”+, depends if I laminate the neck heel or not (usually I do). This measurement, plus 3 x 1/16” heel laminations put the...
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    David Charlesworth ruler trick. Rob Cosman....

    David Charlesworth ruler trick.
    Rob Cosman.
    Take what works for you.

    Aaron Keim recommended Shapton Ceramics to me, which I use 1000 and 8000 iirc. I also have a 320, but haven't used it. And...
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    You're with 4 of 90. Add 12 more for those that...

    You're with 4 of 90. Add 12 more for those that like both (or have no preference).
    ...
  20. Thread: Gluing top on

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    I'd suggest taking off the top and regluing it -...

    I'd suggest taking off the top and regluing it - looks like you'll have issues with neck alignment.

    One of the impossible things to do is evaluate bracing, without knowing how the top is acting. ...
  21. Thread: Resaw blade

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    I learned from Rick Turner a while ago that wider...

    I learned from Rick Turner a while ago that wider blades don't mean better cuts. At .25 kerf, DAMN that's a lot of waste. That in and of itself would have me switch to a 1" blade.
  22. Thread: Resaw blade

    by Kekani
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    You're going to be hard pressed to find a 2"...

    You're going to be hard pressed to find a 2" blade that short. It's near impossible to get a 3" Stellite for a Hitachi cb75 (about 111") form Hitachi, and very improbable from anyone else. I...
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    Good and safe travels, Dennis!

    Good and safe travels, Dennis!
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    Just to be clear, from the comments above, we're...

    Just to be clear, from the comments above, we're talking about compensated Saddles, and not bridges.

    Unfortunately, we lost Paul earlier this year. Fortunately, his page is still up, and you...
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    I agree, and Shawn has a vid on the topic. ...

    I agree, and Shawn has a vid on the topic.

    http://youtu.be/Ldd6x4n9JgQ
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