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    Brad, thanks for sharing this with us. An archtop...

    Brad, thanks for sharing this with us. An archtop build is in my future but I have to get orders finished first. I really like the idea of the pineapple shape to start with so that's probably where...
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    Let the glue kind of firm up then take a straw...

    Let the glue kind of firm up then take a straw and cut an angle across the end. Then use that angled cut to scrape out the squeeze out.
    Works great
  3. I bought this "Jack the Gripper" to tighten the...

    I bought this "Jack the Gripper" to tighten the nuts on phone jacks. Works amazing but I rarely use it. When you need it tho

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    Thank You!

    Thank You!
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    Your brush on the shellac made me think of a...

    Your brush on the shellac made me think of a Stansell video I saw that showed how he brushed on and finished a guitar. Beautiful results. I am going to try shooting some on first.
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    Jupiter, I ordered the Brite Tone and the sanding...

    Jupiter, I ordered the Brite Tone and the sanding sealer from LMI today. Now for the testing. It gives me hope that this will do the trick but I do have other stuff coming to try too.

    Mando, I've...
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    I saw something when I was looking for the...

    I saw something when I was looking for the reasons California banned this stuff and I found something that said that denatured alcohol was not banned in other parts of the state. I'm going from...
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    I'm going to give the CrystaLac Brite Tone...

    I'm going to give the CrystaLac Brite Tone another try. I see it can be shot on and that is attractive to me. I don't remember exactly why I didn't like it. LMI has it so I'm gonna order up tomorrow....
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    Thanks Allen. I have spent much of the day on the...

    Thanks Allen. I have spent much of the day on the internet trying to research this stuff. I have found a few things that might work and I ordered up a few today. It'll take testing and probably a...
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    Allen, are you using waterbase polyurethane? The...

    Allen, are you using waterbase polyurethane? The catalyzed part kind of scares me and I worry about cleaning my guns properly and ruining them. I am going to fool around with all these ideas. The...
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    I've not tried spraying shellac but I will sure...

    I've not tried spraying shellac but I will sure give it a go. I'm building an experimental uke for myself and I'll try it on that one. It seems that when I spray lacquer even with all the safety...
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    Lacquer Problems

    Uke Friends,
    I've been using lacquer since I started building and I'm somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 ukes. I settled on Cardinal but tried most all the others. I did some French polish but I...
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    For a mandolin it does have petty good sustain. I...

    For a mandolin it does have petty good sustain. I quit playing it when I lost the end of my index finger, fretting hand.
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    This thread got me thinking about some ironwood I...

    This thread got me thinking about some ironwood I have here. I probably haven't seen it in 30 years or more. somebody gave it to me I used it on the first instrument I ever build which was an F5. I...
  15. It seems to me that as we learn and become better...

    It seems to me that as we learn and become better builders much of the learning process is learning how to deal with our mistakes
    :uhoh:
  16. Ya man! Good job

    Ya man! Good job
  17. What size is the uke? I've used the herringbone...

    What size is the uke? I've used the herringbone purfling for this very reason. It comes in various widths. The size needed to cover that might look kinda funny on a smaller uke.
    Mine was a tenor and...
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    I have really enjoyed this thread and subject...

    I have really enjoyed this thread and subject matter. I was pretty much already convinced that I would never try the Kasha idea but the V bracing has has me interested. The problem for me is that I...
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    I've been wanting to build a telecaster and I...

    I've been wanting to build a telecaster and I have a source now to help. Course, that's after I clear my bench and build myself the lap steel I've been wanting to build for over 6 months. Thanks for...
  20. I've been wanti9ng to build a Ditson for a long...

    I've been wanti9ng to build a Ditson for a long time. I have it in line for when I get free time
    Free time, what's that
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    I use a sawzall often for this small kind of...

    I use a sawzall often for this small kind of stuff.
    Actually it's a Ryobi sawzall copy and is battery powered
  22. I thought it was Photoshop too!

    I thought it was Photoshop too!
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    I use a triangular file with the edges ground...

    I use a triangular file with the edges ground off. Like dwizum said, any file will leave marks if used improperly
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    Welcome to the rabbit hole :cheers:

    Welcome to the rabbit hole
    :cheers:
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    I got my WEN yesterday and it's amazing what you...

    I got my WEN yesterday and it's amazing what you get for $20.00. Smokin deal. About to use it now
    Thanks for the heads up Beau
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