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    I like the use of peg tuners. I don't see many...

    I like the use of peg tuners. I don't see many tenors with them. Are they planetary or friction?

    Andy...
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    For those in the UK I have found the book for...

    For those in the UK I have found the book for sale for 15.99 at Blackwells.co.uk if anyone is interested. Just ordered as delivery was quoted as a couple of days... Which is far less than UK Amazon.
  3. Thread: Vita Uke

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    Ages ago I was planning to build a vita uke and...

    Ages ago I was planning to build a vita uke and searched for dimensions. I found a site that had it all but struggling to find it again.
    However I think it was 14 inch scale with 21 1/2" long x 7...
  4. Thread: cutting inlays

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    Or perhaps just a different type of...

    Or perhaps just a different type of craftsmanship. :)
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    The back looks like the highly figured acacia you...

    The back looks like the highly figured acacia you sometimes see marketed as koa from the far east.

    The top looks like either ceder or chestnut

    But I'm guessing :)
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    Chances are you'll get to see what it was when...

    Chances are you'll get to see what it was when the bloke splits it all up and sticks it on e bay to make a profit
    :)
  7. That falls into the "seemed like a good idea at...

    That falls into the "seemed like a good idea at the time" category.
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    If surform and rasp did the job for you then good...

    If surform and rasp did the job for you then good on you. Some people use spokeshaves and chisels, some use the lathe, some belt sanders. Others use potato peelers. If you get the result and have fun...
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    Nice of it to fall on a weekend this year.......

    Nice of it to fall on a weekend this year.... Autumn starts Thursday I believe.
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    If it is you only uke then don't risk it. If you...

    If it is you only uke then don't risk it. If you are the kind of person who has many (UAS) then get out the palette knife and blow torch and give it your best shot. If it goes to ukelele heaven then...
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    Massive factory... Massive order.... Small profit...

    Massive factory... Massive order.... Small profit margin. The magic of economies of scale. Move on... It will only depress you
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    Daniel... I think you might just be my hero....

    Daniel... I think you might just be my hero.
    Well done! :)
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    Very classy. I can barely see the join line at...

    Very classy.
    I can barely see the join line at the bottom as you've matched the sides very well indeed.
    Is it the angle of the photo or is the bridge thinner and saddle poking out more than you...
  14. Thread: A good read....

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    Looks like you stepped on the land mine this time...

    Looks like you stepped on the land mine this time round Sequoia. However being an English man and having visited Scotland and spent 4 years in Wales many years ago I have been called a lot worse than...
  15. Thread: In the future...

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    The last two posts were very well put. But please...

    The last two posts were very well put. But please keep quiet about local woods.... I rather all the trees in a far off tropical island were all used up instead of in my back yard
    :)
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    "I said nukes... Not ukes!"

    "I said nukes... Not ukes!"
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    Warming the can a little also helps

    Warming the can a little also helps
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    I thought it interesting that he splashed a...

    I thought it interesting that he splashed a liberal helping of CA glue all around the sound hole area before routing the rosette. So much for being careful using CA on spruce tops.
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    The sun is over the yard arm so I'd recommend a...

    The sun is over the yard arm so I'd recommend a glass of wine / beer.
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    A popcorn post is one of those posts where you...

    A popcorn post is one of those posts where you can sit back with some popcorn and watch people have opposite views and usually it gets argumentative.
    This one luckily hasn't turned nasty. I've seen...
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    This is definitely a popcorn post...

    This is definitely a popcorn post...
  22. Thread: Tuition

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    Keep doing what you're doing and all will be fine

    Keep doing what you're doing and all will be fine
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    I tend to stay clear a facebook for reasons I...

    I tend to stay clear a facebook for reasons I can't logically argue. However I regularly check into your club page as it does not require me to have a Facebook account to view... Which is great....
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    Gotoh UPT are an option if you want the friction...

    Gotoh UPT are an option if you want the friction tuner look but the geared function. You pay for it though as they are not cheap...
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    Those who like to tell their partners that they...

    Those who like to tell their partners that they really need to buy a new expensive saw and various other tools should not show them the thread.
    Can you imagine trying to justify the expense when...
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