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    This jig keeps everything flat during glue-up....

    This jig keeps everything flat during glue-up. I've had to make all new ones since changing to a radiused fretboard. After I attach a hinged headstock caul, they'll also be used for final neck...
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    Same here. I tried overdrive for a few weeks and...

    Same here. I tried overdrive for a few weeks and ended back in 1st gear, where I belong I suppose. Fused vertebrae, degenerative disc disease, all the lower lumbar discs herniated, sciatica, nerve...
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    I've been using a combination of 3M green tape...

    I've been using a combination of 3M green tape and rubber pallet/crate bands where the binding wants to be stubborn. I also use Titebond. Binding is always nerve racking for me, but I'm getting...
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    Zinsser Bulls Eye Seal Coat Shellac is 100% wax...

    Zinsser Bulls Eye Seal Coat Shellac is 100% wax free. Like hot sauce, I put it on everything.
  5. Thanks Gerard. I've been to that site but only...

    Thanks Gerard. I've been to that site but only fairly recently when another UU member, Brad, posted his Ditson build. Was not well known to me haha. Can't understand how I missed it all this time. I...
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    I'll definitely be getting this. The freebie...

    I'll definitely be getting this. The freebie chapter is informative and easy to read, not meandering like some books.
  7. Love every aspect of it, especially the moustache...

    Love every aspect of it, especially the moustache bridge.
  8. Looks great Gerardg! I can't believe this uke...

    Looks great Gerardg!

    I can't believe this uke exists. I thought I'd gleaned everything ukulele on the internet, but somehow I missed the Diston. I actually resized a Dreadnought plan a while back...
  9. Bosch Coltified Fretboard Radius Jig

    Built this jig yesterday. The black plastic base on the Colt protrudes a bit so I routed channels in the radius thingies and it slides in and out . I'll replace the part that slides in after the...
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    Here's a tenor back and side set made from...

    Here's a tenor back and side set made from aromatic eastern red cedar. Very pretty but not the same as that gorgeous cedar top on Pete's uke.

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    Yard sale find I picked up yesterday. Tested it...

    Yard sale find I picked up yesterday. Tested it today and it works smoothly, and sooooo quiet compared to my electric. I was wanting a Dynabrade for a long time but this DA runs comparably. I asked...
  12. The ukulele will look and sound very similar to...

    The ukulele will look and sound very similar to this one, with the addition of bound headstock with MOP Blue Frog Logo.

    https://youtu.be/QSTgLbL4Vpg
  13. Handmade Blue Frog Soprano #41 - Solid Black Walnut and Spruce- Special discount

    Solid black walnut back and sides
    Sitka spruce top
    Mahogany neck - modern C shape
    Bolted neck joint
    Cherry binding in body, fretboard, and headstock
    Ebony fretboard
    Ebony headstock veneer with...
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    On your mark. Get set... Scarf. 119775 119774...

    On your mark. Get set... Scarf.

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    Seaguar fishing line. A lot of people swear by...

    Seaguar fishing line. A lot of people swear by it. I've heard it on one of my friends' ukes and it sounded great. You can search Youtube for Seaguar ukulele strings for more info.
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    Thank you!
  17. Hmmm... long necks are coming. Don't get rid of...

    Hmmm... long necks are coming. Don't get rid of that Flea, eh?
  18. It is indeed sapwood. I love stripes lol. Walnut...

    It is indeed sapwood. I love stripes lol. Walnut grew on my grandparents' farm too. But what I wish I had is a giant Osage orange that the new owners evidently had cut and taken away. Here's a...
  19. Thanks y'all! New information as requested....

    Thanks y'all!

    New information as requested. String action across the 12th fret is right at 1.75mm, with a slight fall-away after the 12th fret. On my sopranos I radius the whole top and scrape /...
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    The rest of the stuff on the bench at the moment....

    The rest of the stuff on the bench at the moment.

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  21. One more photo. Modern C shaped neck. 119440

    One more photo. Modern C shaped neck.

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    More photos.
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  23. Sound sample. Sorry 'bout the sloppy playing. ...

    Sound sample. Sorry 'bout the sloppy playing.

    https://youtu.be/A0dhnjf3x-k
  24. Handmade Blue Frog Soprano - Solid Black Walnut body with Sitka Spruce Top

    SOLD!

    Soprano #39 is back up for sale after the owner decided to trade up for one with inlay.

    $400 includes shipping within the lower 48.

    Solid black walnut back and sides with cherry...
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    Black walnut, sitka spruce, maple neck pineapple...

    Black walnut, sitka spruce, maple neck pineapple sopraninos.

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