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    I started on building cigar boxes, and I built a...

    I started on building cigar boxes, and I built a bunch before I had acquired the tools to make "actual" instruments.

    In my experience the biggest factor affecting the sound wasn't the thickness...
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    Just received my order today (Less than a week...

    Just received my order today (Less than a week shipping from Vermont to Michigan, not bad) And i'm really pleased with both the price and quality of the wood. Where else can an amateur luthier...
  3. This is one of the reasons I tend not to use...

    This is one of the reasons I tend not to use kerfed lining that has such a large/sharp angled portion like that (nothing against people that do use them). If you used titebond glue, you can try and...
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    125328 Here's where i'm at on the uke, ...

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    Here's where i'm at on the uke, although it took some work to do and fix, I'm very happy with the finish. I've struggled to find a finish I enjoy doing, but I think this'll be my go to...
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    I was french polishing with a pad, 2lb cut, wood...

    I was french polishing with a pad, 2lb cut, wood was sanded to 220. Alain Lambert was right, I was rubbing too quickly and had too much alcohol/shellac. I lightly sanded the spot dry with 600 grit...
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    Should I just sand down the dull spot and then...

    Should I just sand down the dull spot and then brush on shellac to match the thickness before going back to french polishing?
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    Dull spot while french polishing?

    So I started french polishing a ukulele the other day. This is my first attempt at actually french polishing something, and everything was going well until I noticed a large dull spot on the top. ...
  8. I use Seagur brand fishing line; A-30lb, E-50lb,...

    I use Seagur brand fishing line; A-30lb, E-50lb, C-60lb and G-40lb
  9. I'm a really big fan of using oak for...

    I'm a really big fan of using oak for instruments, and that is some really pretty looking wood. What size uke is this? I've always thought an x-brace is way too heavy for anything smaller than a...
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    Thanks, I really enjoy using non-traditional...

    Thanks, I really enjoy using non-traditional woods. As far as oak goes it worked really well, it's easy to work while and it doesn't feel particularly heavy. The white pine is incredibly light, so...
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    Uke #7, White pine and Red Oak

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    Here's my latest ukulele, #7. The top is white pine, and the back and sides are red oak. The neck is mahogany and the bridge/fretboard are walnut.

    This isn't the loudest ukulele I've...
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    Interesting/Unique Favilla (On Reverb)

    https://reverb.com/item/26955552-favilla-ukulele-1920-natural-rare

    Anyone see anything like this before? Looks very similar to the shape of many of Joseph Bohmanns guitars. Kinda tempted to build...
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    Harp Ukulele Build / Poplar for Ukuleles

    Long time lurker here, thought I'd stick my foot in the water since my builds have started getting serious this year. I've been trying to make my builds more professional and cleaner looking (inside...
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