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    Could it be the nut slot is a little wide,...

    Could it be the nut slot is a little wide, allowing it to roll or rub, and dissipating energy that way?
  2. Thread: Typo Errors

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    Unless he meant 'arse'.

    Unless he meant 'arse'.
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    Ironically, it will never finish.

    Ironically, it will never finish.
  4. Thread: Koa Question

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    I was watching one of those "house-hunting" shows...

    I was watching one of those "house-hunting" shows over my wife's shoulder.
    One of the candidate houses on Oahu was a 1200 square foot house.
    They mentioned in passing that the hardwood floors were...
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    You *can*, but that looks like a nice molded,...

    You *can*, but that looks like a nice molded, strain relieved plug. Why not just get the IEC socket that matches it and wire it into your speed controller?
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    I think it's taken some time to get over the Tiny...

    I think it's taken some time to get over the Tiny Tim phenomena.

    The good thing I see is that the public perception of the ukulele seems to be moving away from that of a novelty, and toward being...
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    Those strings seem awfully close to the frets.

    Those strings seem awfully close to the frets.
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    You might try looking for pultruded fiberglass...

    You might try looking for pultruded fiberglass batten material, and see if you can find something that will suit you. There are usually soft endcaps made for them so they don't damage the sail pocket.
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    You might try lubricating the nut. Pop the C...

    You might try lubricating the nut. Pop the C string out of the nut slot and mark the inside of the nut slot with a pencil.
    The graphite from the pencil will allow the string to slide through the...
  10. I wonder if they aren't a guitar fretboard cut...

    I wonder if they aren't a guitar fretboard cut down to the nearest fret.
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    Tune until the string breaks or the bridge comes...

    Tune until the string breaks or the bridge comes off, then back off a quarter turn.
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    The thing about weight is it's easy to add, but...

    The thing about weight is it's easy to add, but much harder to take away.
  13. Thread: Vacuum Clamping

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    https://www.mcmaster.com/rubber-sheets

    https://www.mcmaster.com/rubber-sheets
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    Can't speak to Silver Tip specifically, but most...

    Can't speak to Silver Tip specifically, but most epoxies thin out with higher temperatures. They also cure faster.
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    Recursive Murphy's Law: Nothing is as simple as...

    Recursive Murphy's Law: Nothing is as simple as it first appears, even if you take Murphy's law into account.
  16. Thread: Router speeds?

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    A tachometer measures rpm. There's inexpensive...

    A tachometer measures rpm. There's inexpensive ones ~$25 for model airplanes that look at reflective tape on the propeller, then tell you what the rpm of the prop is.

    There are also applications...
  17. Thread: Router speeds?

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    Have you considered a model airplane tachometer...

    Have you considered a model airplane tachometer or a model airplane tachometer application for your smartphone?
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    It doesn't look anything like a rock, but for...

    It doesn't look anything like a rock, but for some reason, "jewel-like" popped into my head looking at the grain, particularly on the lower bout. Beautiful.
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    It changes the tension of the open string....

    It changes the tension of the open string. Shortening the string length at the nut lowers the tension to bring the string in tune. If a fretted note was previously sharp, lowering the tension should...
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    I would think the stiffness of the neck and...

    I would think the stiffness of the neck and fretboard would affect the sound. The more the string moves anything but the soundboard, the less energy there is to move the soundboard.
    Whether there's...
  21. That wood gives it plenty of bling even if it...

    That wood gives it plenty of bling even if it were done in the plainest style imaginable.
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    Don't think of nut compensation as changing the...

    Don't think of nut compensation as changing the length. Think of it as changing the tension required to make the open string in tune. The nut may be "out of the game" on a fretted note, but the...
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    https://www.mcmaster.com/#brad-point-drill-bits/=1...

    https://www.mcmaster.com/#brad-point-drill-bits/=1d83u5a

    The 5/32" is a little under 4.5 mm.
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    It isn't the diameter that's critical, it's the...

    It isn't the diameter that's critical, it's the mass per unit length. Honestly, I don't know why string manufacturers don't specify them in grams per meter.
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    Sure, why not? Replace the tuning machines,...

    Sure, why not? Replace the tuning machines, change to a bone nut.
    If the headstock is a little discolored, then you've got a story to tell.
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