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    I have two of the Stew-Mac benders, the first one...

    I have two of the Stew-Mac benders, the first one for 38 years now and still going strong. They are not controlled by a rheostat, but by a thermostat that cycles the power on and off ( you can hear...
  2. Thread: spotty wood

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    Hey Kev, a couple things to try; a bleach...

    Hey Kev, a couple things to try; a bleach solution may make the spots disappear or at least fade. Try some different concentrations on some scraps to see what happens. Also, sometimes these things...
  3. I have used those woods together and in different...

    I have used those woods together and in different combinations many times. They are excellent tonewoods and myrtle can be quite striking in appearance. POC is also one of the most stable woods with...
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    My two cents, with covid 19, we have enough...

    My two cents, with covid 19, we have enough restrictions, loosen up!
    Brad
  5. The short answer is, for me, is yes. As it...

    The short answer is, for me, is yes. As it happens, the body resonance of my Martin style sopranos is usually close to middle C, the same frequency as the C string. On a couple of occasions, the...
  6. The concept of tap tuning has been around for...

    The concept of tap tuning has been around for some time now, the most famous examples are the Lloyd Loar mandolins and arch top guitars made by Gibson during the mid 1920s. Roger Siminoff is a...
  7. Thread: Gluing top on

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    Hey Chuck, I very much appreciate your efforts to...

    Hey Chuck, I very much appreciate your efforts to learn as much as you can, so I will share what it has taken me 38 years and 420 or so instruments to learn. You get good at building ukulele by...
  8. FS: New Hoe Waa (canoe paddle) Concert by Brad Donaldson

    This is #3 of my Hoe Waa series with a center sound hole and a side sound port. All solid wood construction, body is koa with walnut splines on the top and back. Neck is H. mahogany, fretboard and...
  9. Aloha Chuck, I would not bother to redo anything...

    Aloha Chuck, I would not bother to redo anything at this time, you are doing good for the second ukulele. The kerfing looks a bit oversized for a ukulele, making them a bit smaller would help. ...
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    Absolutely Shelley, feel free to email me at any...

    Absolutely Shelley, feel free to email me at any time.
    Brad
  11. I would think it would be a yellow aliphatic...

    I would think it would be a yellow aliphatic resin glue (Titebond equivalent). And John is absolutely correct, do not take the advice of violin repair people. Violins are put together with hot hide...
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    I strung it up today and really like how it...

    I strung it up today and really like how it sounds. Will let the finish cure for a while and then take the strings and tuners off for final touch up and rub out.
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    The body is done, here are some pics. How’s it...

    The body is done, here are some pics. How’s it looking so far?

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/iNJU2x2W63Nxi7fp8
    Brad
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    https://photos.app.goo.gl/hTkPGZLks9Lv7BVf8 ...

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/hTkPGZLks9Lv7BVf8

    Here are some pics
    Brad
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    Thanks Jim, and for those who were not around for...

    Thanks Jim, and for those who were not around for the first Fun Build, Ken Timms posted a link to a YouTube video of it and a link to the aborted second one on the What’s Happening in Your Shed...
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    New 10th Anniversary Fun Build

    Ten years ago I was finishing the final assembly of the first Fun Build ukulele. The concept was conceived by Vic Jones of Blue Frog Ukuleles. Basically several uke builders from around the world...
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    Aloha Titch, sounds to me like you would be a...

    Aloha Titch, sounds to me like you would be a perfect person to lead the next Fun Build. I have started a new solo Fun Build some days ago to finish what I started almost 10 years ago. When I am...
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    Thanks very much for posting those Ken, I have...

    Thanks very much for posting those Ken, I have been trying to remember who made what and the video answered that. Unfortunately, the thread posted was about the second fun build that I was not able...
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    Hey Ken, the fun build, that brings back...

    Hey Ken, the fun build, that brings back memories. I am trying to remember who was involved and of those, who is still building. So far for those still around I have Ken, Vic, Sven and me. Two of...
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    Thank you Pete, our friend Bob Gleason is coming...

    Thank you Pete, our friend Bob Gleason is coming over here for the Kauai Ukulele Builders group meeting at the end of the month and wants me give a presentation on these. And Taylordb it would be...
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    OK, here are the pics showing the basic steps in...

    OK, here are the pics showing the basic steps in making a finger plane blade. The Sawzall blades shown are 7” long and 3/4” deep. The blade dimensions are 1 1/2” X 5/8”. I use a Dremel tool with a...
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    As about one half of the instruments I have built...

    As about one half of the instruments I have built have been carved top and backs, convex soled finger planes are a necessary tool for graduating the thickness and the smaller ones do work very well...
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    I have several of the Ibex planes from Stew-Mac...

    I have several of the Ibex planes from Stew-Mac and find the 30-36 mm body, 10-12 mm blade width to be most useful. I will add that finger planes are pretty easy to make, both in flat and curved...
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    The distance from the nut to the center of the...

    The distance from the nut to the center of the 12th fret is 1/2 of the scale length. The distance from the center of the 12th fret to the center of the saddle should be 1/2 of the scale length, plus...
  25. There are a couple of threads about becoming a...

    There are a couple of threads about becoming a luthier going now, so I will throw out a few of my ideas. First of all, there has been no mention of the GAL, (Guild of American Luthiers). They are a...
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