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    How about some before and after pics? Have you...

    How about some before and after pics? Have you tried letting the bone soak longer, i.e.: a week or so?
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    I tried to dye my nuts once.......had blue balls...

    I tried to dye my nuts once.......had blue balls for a month.



    Sorry, I just had to.
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    I totally agree with Chuck. I've been doing more...

    I totally agree with Chuck. I've been doing more wood turnings and jewelry/music boxes rather than ukes lately to sell at craft fairs. (I can turn out more product and sell 'em faster.) I make what...
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    Ditto to Kev's post!

    Ditto to Kev's post!
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    Terrific info! I've always had trouble finding...

    Terrific info! I've always had trouble finding 62" blades for my Harbor Freight bandsaw (I know, I know) except for some fairly expensive ones. This will help my budget a lot!
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    Very nice. Thank you for sharing.

    Very nice. Thank you for sharing.
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    I don't know what I'm going to do. I can't match...

    I don't know what I'm going to do. I can't match the wood (it's a spalted waterfall bubinga) Maybe I will make this the soundboard and use a solid piece of bubinga for the back. Would that look...
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    Like Red Cliff says, always spray some shellac on...

    Like Red Cliff says, always spray some shellac on the board to prevent staining. Now that we've locked the barn door after the horse got loose, yeah make a new top. Hold onto this one and keep it...
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    Thank you all for your input. From what you say,...

    Thank you all for your input. From what you say, I'll probably go with the cedar top. The color is not that different from the bubinga, which I'll probably use for one of my CBG's. Curious as to...
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    Cool Jake Video!

    Don't know when he did this, but if you haven't seen it, enjoy !

    https://www.facebook.com/WindyCityLIVE/videos/1281553231861156/
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    Beginning Build with Spalted Bubinga

    Hi all! I've had a lovely back and side set of Spalted Waterfall Bubinga for a Tenor build in my shop for years and decided it was time to do something with it. I have a few questions and would...
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    The fourth uke I built was Curly Chocolate Mango...

    The fourth uke I built was Curly Chocolate Mango (sounds like a yogurt flavor) for the back, sides, top and headplate and I was extremely happy with the results. It has a Mahogany neck, wenge...
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    Be careful! That's how Chuck Moore got started!...

    Be careful! That's how Chuck Moore got started! :D
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    I thought about that, as I use "0" frets in a lot...

    I thought about that, as I use "0" frets in a lot of my builds, and I'm making a whole new fretboard anyway, but I really wanted to use a conventional nut on this one.
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    Child's Guitar Conversion

    My neighbor found an old child's 6 string guitar at a yard sale for $1. It's pretty beat up, but solid. I thought I'd try converting it into a six string uke.

    I've stripped the hardware, finish,...
  16. Any ukulele is beyond my talents or ability. ...

    Any ukulele is beyond my talents or ability. http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons/emoticon-south-park-006.gif
  17. Pete, Your work was always an inspiration to me,...

    Pete,
    Your work was always an inspiration to me, now even more so. Prayers are with you!
  18. It is a shame what happened. Unfortunately, most...

    It is a shame what happened. Unfortunately, most companies will only accept liability up to the cost of the product, a pittance when you take into account the cost of materials and labor involved.
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    ....Pushing all my wood working tools, machines,...

    ....Pushing all my wood working tools, machines, and supplies to the walls so I can cram my new SUV into the garage in preparation for Tropical Storm Bill. Won't be making any sawdust for a few...
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    Chuck, I would love to see a video of how you do...

    Chuck, I would love to see a video of how you do this. Shaping the neck with chisels and files has always been very difficult for me.
  21. Harbor Freight has a hand saw that is perfect for...

    Harbor Freight has a hand saw that is perfect for cutting fret slots and at $8.99 is very reasonable:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-flush-cut-saw-39273.html

    Welcome to the world of...
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    I was manning my store "Blues Alley" in Navasota,...

    I was manning my store "Blues Alley" in Navasota, TX yesterday. A woman I'd never seen came in with a bunch of flowers and a sympathy card and said, "These are for B.B." and left. One of the most...
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    Anyone who hears me play swears it's a tuba, an...

    Anyone who hears me play swears it's a tuba, an accordian, a bagpipe; anything but a ukulele. :biglaugh:
  24. Banjamandouke? Ukeabanjalin? Mandobanjauke? No! It's a Cumbus!

    A buddy loaned me this from his collection. It is a fretted eight string Turkish instrument known as a Cumbus.

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    From Wikipedia:

    The cümbüş is a Turkish stringed...
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    My prayers are with you Pete. Hope you can keep...

    My prayers are with you Pete. Hope you can keep at it as long as you want. Your videos and posts have given us all so much to make us better luthiers. I wish an internship was viable for me but...
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