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    I visit Frank Ford's site often as it's a...

    I visit Frank Ford's site often as it's a treasure trove of solutions, ideas and common sense, something that is uncommon these days. He's helped me a few times when I was stuck with a problem
    And,...
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    That is a neat trick! Thank you

    That is a neat trick! Thank you
  3. Thread: Resonator uke

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    Mostly I am a dobro player and I've had some...

    Mostly I am a dobro player and I've had some experience with the Chinese cones that came in my first dobros. When I changed them out for a well made cone it made all the difference in the tone. Much,...
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    I looked at the new "format" and it's not going...

    I looked at the new "format" and it's not going to work for me. I've really enjoyed the Luthier's Lounge and I rarely look at the rest of UU but when they close this format it's over for me. I've...
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    double post somehow

    double post somehow
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    That's pretty funny! I could ride a unicycle...

    That's pretty funny!
    I could ride a unicycle about 50 years ago but not with a flamethrower on my back while spraying Lysol
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    ".... and I still haven't figured out how to play...

    ".... and I still haven't figured out how to play a uke while riding my bike. I'm not the most coordinated, so both hands firmly on the grips. "

    Oh, I can do that but I'm tired of the hospital...
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    I haven't been able to ride my bicycle in over a...

    I haven't been able to ride my bicycle in over a week. I'm not much on cold weather riding and below 60 deg Fahrenheit is too cold or me. It won't warm up here til Sunday. I have been able to do some...
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    I've been putting on PHD strings I get from Jason...

    I've been putting on PHD strings I get from Jason Arimoto at U-Space in Los Angeles. Fairly high tension strings and sound great
  10. Thread: Silver Wattle

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    I was kinda thinkin the same thing!

    I was kinda thinkin the same thing!
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    If I remember correctly, something that is always...

    If I remember correctly, something that is always iffy, Ken Timms did this some time ago and had posted his results here. But, I may not remember correctly
    :rolleyes:
  12. Thread: USA tourism

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    U Space is a very cool place. A lot of ukes in a...

    U Space is a very cool place. A lot of ukes in a small place and very, very knowledgeable folks. Jason is an excellent player and teacher. The shop is easy walking distance from the train station...
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    Check out Dr. David Hurd's website ukuleles.com...

    Check out Dr. David Hurd's website
    ukuleles.com
    He has a whole section on his site about compliance testing and it has been a great help to me. There is lots of other very useful information on his...
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    I would be pretty durn scared the side would...

    I would be pretty durn scared the side would break at the sound port when bending the side
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    I can't see them either

    I can't see them either
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    You guys that can do inlay like that just amaze...

    You guys that can do inlay like that just amaze me!! Beauty
  17. And how did you bend that stuff. Looks fabulous!

    And how did you bend that stuff. Looks fabulous!
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    I believe I saw the spring loaded bars in...

    I believe I saw the spring loaded bars in something Chuck Moore put up once. I just don't remember how he did his. I'm going to use some kind of hollow tube with the dowel as the moving part but I...
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    the next ones I make are gonna be spring loaded.

    the next ones I make are gonna be spring loaded.
  20. Wow, That's very interesting and clever. I would...

    Wow, That's very interesting and clever. I would liked to have seen his whole set up.
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    Ditto to what Miguel said. I always figured them...

    Ditto to what Miguel said. I always figured them for being stand up kinda people and I doubt they would deliberately try to scam you.
  22. Thread: Glueing braces

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    I must admit I've often wanted to try CA glue to...

    I must admit I've often wanted to try CA glue to glue braces but I have good results with hide glue and am too chicken to screw up a good instrument for experimentation. Maybe on one I'm building for...
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    Maybe nothing earth shattering but I sure love...

    Maybe nothing earth shattering but I sure love your tape dispenser!! That is very cool especially if one can change the length of the tape when it comes out.
    I just looked on Amazon and ordered one....
  24. Thread: Not Happy

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    I was an hour from meeting the customer and...

    I was an hour from meeting the customer and delivering this uke when I caught an edge with the buffing wheel which promptly smashed the back of the uke against the buffing stand. I was going to smash...
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    Bubinga will sure load up the belt on a drum...

    Bubinga will sure load up the belt on a drum sander fast but makes a nice instrument.
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