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  1. Thread: Is it just me?

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    Well it depends on where and how you measure it...

    Well it depends on where and how you measure it which is not necessarily so easy. I measure off the sides of the neck at the 10th fret to the respective sides of the bridge. Now if the neck is not...
  2. Hey, I though the shrink wrap idea was great....

    Hey, I though the shrink wrap idea was great. Whatever works... I was using some of that shrink bandage stuff the other day and thought it could make excellent clamping material for all sorts of...
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    I am neither an acoustic engineer nor a...

    I am neither an acoustic engineer nor a physicist, but I like to think about these things.



    Good point and damping must be taken into account. I think you could look at damping as energy...
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    That is what I do. If you mess it up (you won't),...

    That is what I do. If you mess it up (you won't), simply throw on scrap heap and go again. When you get it right, glue down and go... Can put some contrasting thin strips of veneer underneath for...
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    Well think about it: The sound that comes out is...

    Well think about it: The sound that comes out is a function of the energy that is put into the system (plucking a string). If the sound lasts longer (sustain) than the energy is released slower over...
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    Love the rabbit running inlay around the sound...

    Love the rabbit running inlay around the sound hole. What about one running rabbit on the peghead? Would tie the theme together...
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    Yup... A learning experience alright. We learn...

    Yup... A learning experience alright. We learn through failure oddly enough. One tip I would pass along: Before using CA to glue binding, put a couple coats of dilute shellac on the top and sides....
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    I don't mean to start a squabble here or a...

    I don't mean to start a squabble here or a sustained (ha!) discussion, but just would like to point out a persistent fallacy: Volume and sustain are mutually exclusive acoustic events. In other words...
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    Sounds like marketing malarkey to me.

    Sounds like marketing malarkey to me.
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    I like the lines... not sure what it reminds me...

    I like the lines... not sure what it reminds me of. Definitely unique. Glad it sounds good. Nice work.
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    Just curious: How did you arrive at the 2.8...

    Just curious: How did you arrive at the 2.8 degree angle offset?
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    I Meant to do it That Way

    In the spirit of Ken's thread he started a couple of weeks ago, I came across this picture of an uke I built years ago that didn't... quite...work...out. I called it goofy uke and put it into the...
  13. Thread: Glueing braces

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    Good one bazuku... As a matter of fact,...

    Good one bazuku... As a matter of fact, Queenslanders are known for their clean living ways and long life. Especially around Cairns.
  14. Thread: Glueing braces

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    Yes to the Titebond :shaka: and nope to the...

    Yes to the Titebond :shaka: and nope to the epoxy. Epoxy might have its uses in building, but personally I have never used it... I know a pro builder that swears that fish glue gives the best...
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    Getting the fretboard off isn't to difficult but...

    Getting the fretboard off isn't to difficult but getting the neck off without damaging the sides isn't so easy. Unless you want to get into a boy scout project, my advice would be to toss the uke in...
  16. I think you must mean 0.066. Oh those pesky...

    I think you must mean 0.066. Oh those pesky zeros... I don't build sopranos so can't comment on approximate top thickness, but it all depends on how stiff your top is. As to making a bridge plate;...
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    Sorry to hear about the tenor uke. Must have been...

    Sorry to hear about the tenor uke. Must have been painful. The tenor guitar is an interesting looking instrument and it looks like it turned out well... You are going to love working with California...
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    Not really. The green stayed pretty green after...

    Not really. The green stayed pretty green after shellac finishing... I sold that uke years ago and wonder if the green turned to brown. Who knows.
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    I think the jig thing is over engineered. It is...

    I think the jig thing is over engineered. It is nice and probably good for someone kicking out lots of ukes in a manufacturing situation but if you are just doing a one-off you don't need that sort...
  20. Thread: Not Happy

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    Wot? They don't have any bleedin' volcanos in the...

    Wot? They don't have any bleedin' volcanos in the UK? Well blimey! Bugger that!

    Burn it Ken... Burn it. 121462
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    The way I see it, there are several things that...

    The way I see it, there are several things that are problematic with your ideas. Some thoughts below:

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    Ohana sopranissimo above

    1) The whole purpose of the sopranissimo is to be a...
  22. Thread: Not Happy

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    I also vote for a sacrifice to the Hawaiian...

    I also vote for a sacrifice to the Hawaiian goddess Pele! Into the volcano! Send pictures!

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    Thank you. I would have been up tossing and...

    Thank you. I would have been up tossing and turning trying to figure that one out... Good luck on the kit build. Lots of fun. Don't know if you saw my thread earlier on building one of these kits.
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    This does beg the question: How does a fretboard...

    This does beg the question: How does a fretboard end up outside in a bush? Odd.
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    I would bookmatch first and then thin if you have...

    I would bookmatch first and then thin if you have enough room. Thinning with a planer can be problematic. You can end up with a lot of match wood. Good luck and send pix of results.
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