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  1. I level sand first with 1000 Mirka papers with a...

    I level sand first with 1000 Mirka papers with a hard rubber block followed by 1000 then 2000 Abralon, wet, with a RO sander. I stopped using the Menzerna sticks for the reason you mentioned and now...
  2. Iíve been hesitant to jump into this conversation...

    Iíve been hesitant to jump into this conversation but the last two comments compelled me to do so and itís enlightening for me as builder to know what the ukulele community thinks.

    70sSan0 paints...
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    You know, I'm glad this came up. It's been...

    You know, I'm glad this came up. It's been bugging me for a while.
    if this forum were restricted to only questions that were never asked before and there is nothing new to share, then shut it...
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    Actually I take a propane torch to one of those...

    Actually I take a propane torch to one of those curved StewMac fret slot cleaning blades. Works a charm. If you are doing inlays in a fret board, a trick I learned from Grit Larkin is to fill the...
  5. More and more, builders are becoming programmers.

    More and more, builders are becoming programmers.
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    I neglected to mention, I do a lot of my work...

    I neglected to mention, I do a lot of my work lying on my back.
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    Here’s One of the circle cutters I use and like. ...

    Here’s One of the circle cutters I use and like. By Micro Fence. (Except I use it right side up!) ��
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    I couldn't get used to the swivels in my KC saws...

    I couldn't get used to the swivels in my KC saws nor could I see the advantage of them so I super glued them stationary! ;)
  9. I often us that same type of scraper Allen, only...

    I often us that same type of scraper Allen, only I roll a burr onto one edge of the razor blade, marking that side with a felt pen.
  10. Mine's got the pinch rollers on either side of...

    Mine's got the pinch rollers on either side of the drum and yes, I "ruined" the casting in order to accommodate my headstocks. I just ground out a small area, about 3" X 1/2" toward one end of the...
  11. Ken, I sand mine the same way as you showed on...

    Ken, I sand mine the same way as you showed on your video but without the sled. I simply ground away some of the metal housing on my 16/32 to allow for it.
  12. I don't think there's much to worry about. The...

    I don't think there's much to worry about. The top is probably pretty thin, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Depressions like these next to the bridge will sometimes show up due to improper...
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    You are correct Damon! Walls are over rated...

    You are correct Damon! Walls are over rated anyway. 😜
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    It's not much but it's paid for.

    It's not much but it's paid for.
  15. I agree with Joel's recommendation and it's a...

    I agree with Joel's recommendation and it's a fairly simple fix. I'd also suggest using GluBoost Fill 'n Finsish for this repair. Sparingly wick in their thin ca and then hit it with their...
  16. Not without including a coat or two of shellac...

    Not without including a coat or two of shellac before the nitro. Otherwise you're likely to run into adhesion problems.
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    That eliminates many possible materials including...

    That eliminates many possible materials including composite stone. How about blood wood?
  18. Tops, backs and sides. Do a Google search for...

    Tops, backs and sides. Do a Google search for Jeffery, he's quite well known.
  19. Jeffery Yong, the guitar builder has used...

    Jeffery Yong, the guitar builder has used monkeypod with with very good success. I saw some sets being offered by StewMac lately so it must be gaining in popularity.
  20. The Tree mahogany, Pale Moon Ebony, Ulu...

    The Tree mahogany, Pale Moon Ebony, Ulu (Breadfruit)
  21. UU won't let me post a link here because they see...

    UU won't let me post a link here because they see it as spam. Let's try this. Copy this link into a Google search. It's a listing for one of drill man's products:

    1.40mm (.0551") DIAMOND CUT...
  22. I pay about $3 each on eBay

    I pay about $3 each on eBay
  23. Drillman1 is on eBay, I just checked. The forum...

    Drillman1 is on eBay, I just checked. The forum won't let me post a link though because they think it's spam. Hey, I'm from Hawaii and I know Spam. you'd think they'd know as well.
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    I don't have any personal experience with this...

    I don't have any personal experience with this but someone I trust says to use plain old Elmers household white glue, not Titebond, to mix with the sawdust for a better match.
  25. I haven't ordered for a while but I used to buy...

    I haven't ordered for a while but I used to buy them from "drillman1" on eBay. They are quality and a fraction of the cost of what StewMac gets.
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