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  1. Happy to hear that! Thanks!

    Happy to hear that!

    Thanks!
  2. 128344 Thanks! The gap is most pronounced...

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    Thanks!

    The gap is most pronounced in the vicinity of the 12th to 13th fret and is a good 2 mm.

    I guess as regards the second question, either I come in lower than 7 mm for the...
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    If it ain't broke, ... Makes total sense! ...

    If it ain't broke, ... Makes total sense! Despite the fact that I am up to my eyeballs in researching the how-to's of this stuff, I very much prefer nailing things down and getting on with the...
  4. To shim or not to shim -fretboard height tenor uke

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    I'm really addressing two issue at this point:

    1) You may have seen from another thread that I have slotted my ebony fretboard and now find a pretty determined bow in it. I'm...
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    I'm interested in knowing why you like this...

    I'm interested in knowing why you like this particular sandpaper so much, Bob. I'm still sorting things our on all this.

    Thanks!

    Chuck Barnett
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    Some more great advice! :-) :-)

    Some more great advice! :-) :-)
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    Thank you, Chuck! Hopefully I will remember to...

    Thank you, Chuck!

    Hopefully I will remember to put in some practice on anything new that I try. It's one of my many tricks two stretching a project that would take a normal builder 30 minutes into...
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    Good ideas,, Bob! I have learned a lot in...

    Good ideas,, Bob!

    I have learned a lot in this first effort, and mostly from the wisdom you all have shared with me. Thank you!!

    I've been tied up on other things for a few days and so...
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    One more question: Not sure I would characterize...

    One more question: Not sure I would characterize what I did as "overcompensating..." simply because I didn't realize that would be much of a problem or that there was any way to address the problem...
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    Thanks for the info-packed response! Still...

    Thanks for the info-packed response! Still learning, so I now have some questions:

    1. The fretboard doesn't really need to be flat?? Do some folks attach fretboard and neck to the body and then...
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    What do you mean by radiused neck blocks? ...

    What do you mean by radiused neck blocks? fretboard radiusing blocks?
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    In my first build I found the opposite problem: a...

    In my first build I found the opposite problem: a gap at the neck end of the fretboard extension. So I stuck coarse sandpaper to the heel surface of the body and carefully slid the neck heel back and...
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    I've got about 6 to 7 mm from the bottom of a...

    I've got about 6 to 7 mm from the bottom of a straight edge to where the bridge would undergird the saddle.
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    Thanks for spotting that! 128208

    Thanks for spotting that!

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    Thanks, for your help! There is no Gap at that...

    Thanks, for your help!

    There is no Gap at that spot. It's quite tight. If you can make sense of the photo, the heel of the neck is at the left with a straight edge extending over the ukulele. If...
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    Fitting fretboard to body

    I am building a bolt-on tenor uke. When I set the fretboard onto the bolted on neck I'm seeing a 0.007" (feeler gauge) gap between the underside of the fretboard and the top, just north of the...
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    Thanks, Sequoia! Good stuff. I'm seeing where...

    Thanks, Sequoia! Good stuff. I'm seeing where people use epoxy and some sort of dye. One gentleman that I am communicating with suggested I cut the pockets for the individual pieces to match the...
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    Thank you! I watched a video on using a CNC to...

    Thank you! I watched a video on using a CNC to cut shell and I think it was a sheet of phenolic material that the shell was glued onto. Didn't realize that you can dissolve CA glue with acetone...
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    Thank you, Pete, for some excellent tips! At this...

    Thank you, Pete, for some excellent tips! At this point I am going to try to manually create the pockets. I may experiment with shell at some point using a CNC machine. The consistency of doing...
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    I see where some people use a dab of CA glue to...

    I see where some people use a dab of CA glue to put the inlay in place to mark out around it. I also read that that's risky because you can break inlays into pieces trying to get them off the wood. I...
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    128095 I like the idea! Where do you find...

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    I like the idea! Where do you find these scalpels?

    In this practice run, I used a thin strip of double stick tape to try and get the letters lined up accurately and then tried my best...
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    That is an excellent idea! I was doing a lot of...

    That is an excellent idea! I was doing a lot of blowing of sawdust as I practiced today. I will try that!
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    New at inlay, with questions...

    I'm working on my first inlay project (mother of pearl), practicing on East Indian Rosewood and planning to do the actual peghead veneer in W. African Ebony. Didn't choose to try the shell cutting...
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    Great work!!

    Great work!!
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    Beautiful look! Cocobolo? How thick is the...

    Beautiful look! Cocobolo? How thick is the veneer? You've got it rounding to meet the neck -did you bend it?
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