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    Get well the Timbucks!

    Get well the Timbucks!
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    Genius! Max

    Genius!
    Max
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    You've got a rocking chair AND and swing? sounds...

    You've got a rocking chair AND and swing? sounds like a veritable playground
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    I have now finished the biscuit tin concert I...

    I have now finished the biscuit tin concert I have been working on. It cam out OK, although of course a tin is not really the best soundboard in the world. For that reason, I have braced the bridge...
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    A hero of mine from the industrial revolution, one David Kirkaldy pioneered a similar approach. This is above the door to his Testing & Experimenting Works.

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  6. Engineers have used woodworking joints before, so...

    Engineers have used woodworking joints before, so you are in good company.

    "Before 1775 the only way to cross the Severn Gorge was by ferry. Abraham Darby III, an ironmaster working at...
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    Seems to be, I had just wiped the fretboard off...

    Seems to be, I had just wiped the fretboard off with a damp cloth when I took this so there's still some moisture present. I sanded the excess last night and they all look fine now.
    Thanks for...
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    And then noticed that fret 8 had not seated...

    And then noticed that fret 8 had not seated properly and had to be removed and reset. Grrr! Blast these pesky eyes!
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    115162 Installed the tuners and cut some fret...

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    Installed the tuners and cut some fret slots for the biscuit tin uke I am working on.

    Max
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    that is a lovely thing Jon

    that is a lovely thing Jon
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    Thanks that is what I was thinking. My tin is a...

    Thanks that is what I was thinking. My tin is a little bit smaller than yours
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    looks great captain, could you post a sound clip?...

    looks great captain, could you post a sound clip? I am 3/4 through a cookie tin uke and contemplating making it electric or acoustic. hearing yours might help me chose.
    Max
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    you must have built it that way subconsciously!

    you must have built it that way subconsciously!
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    That split saddle makes it look a bit like Terry...

    That split saddle makes it look a bit like Terry Thomas

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    Very interesting though
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    i found a very technical way of downloading each...

    i found a very technical way of downloading each of my individual photos as they have removed the download album feature. It involved installing the ubuntu linux shell on windows 10 and running some...
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    apologies. I usually use photobucket but they...

    apologies. I usually use photobucket but they have gone all funny so I am moving away from them (not an easy task I might add!). I used the "upload" feature here and this is what it does to your...
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    Started to make a biscuit tin concert from a...

    Started to make a biscuit tin concert from a Waitrose tin and some reclaimed cherry from my Mother-in-Laws kitchen. I might give it a pickup too as I doubt the tin will have much volume.

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    I'd have thought you'd've knocked one of those up...

    I'd have thought you'd've knocked one of those up on the milling machine Ken. Still, they are cheap

    (edit: ordered one!)
    Max
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    i will be sure to "post" a recording John

    i will be sure to "post" a recording John
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    cool thanks. I have an old brass letter box which...

    cool thanks. I have an old brass letter box which is slowly being repurposed.
    Max
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    Finally got round to putting the fretboard on my...

    Finally got round to putting the fretboard on my first baritone attempt. I need to figure out what to do for the nut and the saddle now. How would people feel about brass?
    Max
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    Doesn't Mrs T know who wears the trousers? Oh...

    Doesn't Mrs T know who wears the trousers? Oh yes, it seems she does!
    Lovely figuring there Ken.
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    Thought that was the name of your next Album Ken!

    Thought that was the name of your next Album Ken!
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    I reckon you could make a tailpiece Jerry. I have...

    I reckon you could make a tailpiece Jerry. I have had a go at a couple and used the end of the stiffening through rod as the attachment point, that way you can always bin the thing and start again...
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    Marching band of the Coldstream Guards I'll...

    Marching band of the Coldstream Guards

    I'll get my coat
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