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  1. Thread: Veneer Glue?

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    FWIW, some specific veneer glues are aliphatic...

    FWIW, some specific veneer glues are aliphatic resin glues like Titebond, so lots of people are using that type of glue for veneer. I've used original Titebond on cherry and curly maple veneer with...
  2. Thread: Wood Plane

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    I agree with this. For pieces the size of...

    I agree with this. For pieces the size of ukulele top or back, a No. 5 is a good size. It could even be done by a No. 4, if that's what's available to do the job. Stanley made literally millions...
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    I've always found that cherry planed well. The...

    I've always found that cherry planed well. The No. 5 should be fine for that. I haven't actually worked with pear or ash, but I don't think they make the list of "notoriously hard to plane woods."
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    If you prefer to thickness with a hand plane...

    If you prefer to thickness with a hand plane that's fine. (Except to the extent that some woods don't like to be planed with a standard blade angle (45 degrees).) With practice and a suitable gauge,...
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    You don't need to make the slot at an angle. ...

    You don't need to make the slot at an angle. That suggestion was to help the original poster use an oversize CF rod. Make your slot at a constant depth that's slightly deeper than your CF rod.
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    That comes out to about 6 mm, i believe. If this...

    That comes out to about 6 mm, i believe. If this is correct, and you can find a 6 mm router bit, route a recess into the face of your neck a bit over 6 mm and glue it in with epoxy (other glues...
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    Can't think of a downside as long as you have an...

    Can't think of a downside as long as you have an accurate way to make the mortise in the neck (which apparently you do, since it worked out). I assume you have a jig to make the mortise. But I'm...
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    Interesting. Just so I understand, goes the...

    Interesting. Just so I understand, goes the steam mainly emit from the holes down the center of the bending form?
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    Wow, that looks great. I may have questions for...

    Wow, that looks great. I may have questions for you somewhere down the line. Now, back to our regularly-scheduled thread.... ;)
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    Your instruments are really beautiful. After...

    Your instruments are really beautiful. After seeing this, I searched for information on lute construction and went down that rabbit hole a bit. Constructing the bowl looks really interesting. Now...
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    This makes some sense. I would use an online...

    This makes some sense. I would use an online fret calculator and iteratively try different scales lengths to see if the distances to frets actually match a different scale length. If so, the uke...
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    Hmm. Looks like enough CF for 4 ukes, and 4 mm...

    Hmm. Looks like enough CF for 4 ukes, and 4 mm router bits are available. 7 mm is just a little over 1/4". You found that was thick enough that there is no detectable deflection when you try to...
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    What are the dimensions of that carbon fiber bar,...

    What are the dimensions of that carbon fiber bar, and where did you get it?
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    In my response above, I talked about warping, but...

    In my response above, I talked about warping, but the same is true of cracking. There are plenty of, say, drawer fronts, that are as wide as a uke top but have never cracked over hundreds of years...
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    From what I've read about furniture making, the...

    From what I've read about furniture making, the idea of finishing the inside of pieces (as well as the backs of pieces that would be against a wall) is a fairly new idea. Say within the last few...
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    Looks great. Thanks for sharing....

    Looks great. Thanks for sharing....
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    Assuming the back strip was the same thickness as...

    Assuming the back strip was the same thickness as the back, then the reinforced section would be twice as thick as the rest of the back, meaning the reinforced section would be twice as strong as the...
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    I don't understand that recommendation. It seems...

    I don't understand that recommendation. It seems to me that the grain of the strip of wood should really run the same direction as the grain of the back pieces. Otherwise you have differential...
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    I don't think there is an issue with unclamping...

    I don't think there is an issue with unclamping after an hour or so, but you shouldn't do anything that would stress the joint for 24 hours. If it's a case where the parts on whatever you're...
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    I think you really want a working iron instead of...

    I think you really want a working iron instead of a heat gun to do the repair. Lack of steam is a good thing. If you decided to remove the back (which probably isn't necessary) the heat gun could...
  21. Thread: Brace wood?

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    I'm not trying to be argumentative, but the...

    I'm not trying to be argumentative, but the engineer in me says that the stiffness to weight ratio, compared with poplar, is 4.2% greater for Port Orford cedar and 8.7% for sitka spruce. That's...
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    If you don't get your order, you can definitely...

    If you don't get your order, you can definitely contest the charge through your credit card. I've done it before.
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    I have the Grizzly 2 hp dust collector with a...

    I have the Grizzly 2 hp dust collector with a single felt bag on top and clear plastic waste bag on the bottom. Mine might have come with a 5 micron bag (IIRC), but now the web site says it comes...
  24. If I were in your place, I would think about...

    If I were in your place, I would think about whether you'll be going back to making stuff in the future, and the cost to reacquire the tools that you're selling now. Personally, I expect to have...
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    In case you're interested, there's an interesting...

    In case you're interested, there's an interesting current thread on the banjo hangout forum (specifically the building, setup, and repair subforum) from a pro banjo maker who just made some of what...
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