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    I totally know the feeling. Then the thought...

    I totally know the feeling. Then the thought comes into your head, well maybe it isn't as bad as it looks and then you realize, yes, it is very bad.

    Here is a story of how these things can lead to...
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    Good thing now I know because my cat was getting...

    Good thing now I know because my cat was getting really pissed off.
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    Another good recovery... It actually looks like...

    Another good recovery... It actually looks like you meant to do it that way.
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    1) The fretboard does not have to be flat, it is...

    1) The fretboard does not have to be flat, it is the neck bed that has to be perfectly flat. Sometimes I get a slight bow to my fretboards after fretting because the fret tangs force the wood apart....
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    Well I make my neck blocks on big drill press...

    Well I make my neck blocks on big drill press with a spindle sander using a radius template underneath the block. As I pushed the block against the spindle there was play in the bearings which put...
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    No, the block that goes inside the body which...

    No, the block that goes inside the body which must be radiused to fit the curve of the sides and the curve of the neck heel. It glues to the seam of the sides and to the top and the back. It goes...
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    If it makes you feel any better, I've had this...

    If it makes you feel any better, I've had this same problem and it ain't good. I finally traced it back to faulty radiused neck blocks which were slightly out of square due to worn bearings in my...
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    Invalid attachment. No photo. Try again...

    Invalid attachment. No photo. Try again...
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    It is a certificate that the wood doesn't carry...

    It is a certificate that the wood doesn't carry disease causing organisms or insects:

    Phytosanitary certification is used to attest that consignments meet phytosanitary (regarding plants) import...
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    Ouch! I can totally see how that could happen....

    Ouch! I can totally see how that could happen. Bad things can happen fast with routers as we all know. Would love to see the "after" picture of the fix.
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    Tip :old:: For removing fretboards, put a hot...

    Tip :old:: For removing fretboards, put a hot clothes iron on the frets over the place you are removing and set the heat setting to immolate. The heat from the iron is transmitted through the metal...
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    Yeah, I do my finishing with the neck on and it...

    Yeah, I do my finishing with the neck on and it is challenging. Not ideal, but I do it that way because I've always done it that way which is not a good excuse I know... Firstly, you don't want to do...
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    Looks pretty darn good... Yes, the rare Lowe's...

    Looks pretty darn good... Yes, the rare Lowe's Poplar. Not on the CITES list.
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    Good advice.... Here is a typical "Tahitian...

    Good advice.... Here is a typical "Tahitian style" uke 8-string style. 4-string styles are more ukulele like. I've never seen nor built one.

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  15. Thread: Newbie Advice

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    When you say a four-stringed Tahitian-ish style...

    When you say a four-stringed Tahitian-ish style do you mean a more or less solid body? As I understand it, the style uses a solid body with a cavity and a wooden "resonator". When you say pick-up do...
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    I got out my dreadnought guitar the other day to...

    I got out my dreadnought guitar the other day to do some guitar playing and after playing the uke for so long it felt like I was holding a small pony in my lap. A very uncomfortable feeling. Now I'm...
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    Yup, that is probably the easiest way to fix it....

    Yup, that is probably the easiest way to fix it. Popping off fretboards is very doable with a hot separation knife and a bit of patience. Throw the old fretboard onto the trash heap of history and...
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    The greatest invention since sliced bread.

    The greatest invention since sliced bread.
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    How about this:...

    How about this:...
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    That's the ticket...

    That's the ticket...
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    Okay, okay... Then there was Goofy Uke. The top...

    Okay, okay... Then there was Goofy Uke. The top slid when I glued it down and put the soundhole off center. I was going to keep it as a private player but just couldn't stand to look at it. It went...
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    My Worst Oopsie

    With the revival of the old Vegan Uke thread, I was going through some old pictures of the build and came across what has to be my worst nightmare oopsie which I had long forgotten. I was trimming...
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    Totally. Being able to see what you are doing is...

    Totally. Being able to see what you are doing is 90% of the job.
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    This is an old thread and the uke is long gone,...

    This is an old thread and the uke is long gone, but I will post some finished pictures. It turned out to be a pretty uke that sounded great and it is totally vegan. Used crushed turquoise for the...
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    Nope. Not me... Did you ascertain whether it was...

    Nope. Not me... Did you ascertain whether it was polishing compound or glue? It could very well be an amateur glue job like Duane said that went bad and if so, yes, not a cheap fix at all. Not at all.
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