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  1. 1- Go to eBay 2- type in binding, 3- Select...

    1- Go to eBay
    2- type in binding,
    3- Select lowest price to highest price
    4- pick that one.

    :)
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    I'm not sure why Trevor says that. It doesn't...

    I'm not sure why Trevor says that. It doesn't sound correct to me, but trevor can probably prove it mathematically.
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    It appears your ceiling is male ...

    It appears your ceiling is male ...
  4. (pre) Ordered :) - Thanks Graham. Even though...

    (pre) Ordered :) - Thanks Graham.

    Even though I know my way around building a uke, I try to buy and read all luthiery books on all instruments (ukes, acoustic and electric guitars, violins, etc)-...
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    ??? 135g ???? Do you mean 13.5 grams?????

    ???
    135g ????
    Do you mean 13.5 grams?????
  6. Pickup Jacks always require a 1/2" hole. For...

    Pickup Jacks always require a 1/2" hole.

    For the ribbon, use a 1/8" bit or slightly smaller- adjust to fit the ribbon width.
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    Nice- What do your (ebony) bridges weigh?

    Nice- What do your (ebony) bridges weigh?
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    A heavy, stiff neck (paired with good joinery) is...

    A heavy, stiff neck (paired with good joinery) is beneficial for sustain. But there is a practical limit to this.
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    I use a CF bridge plate so I have to use epoxy to...

    I use a CF bridge plate so I have to use epoxy to glue my 3 fan braces over the bridge plate as titebond and HHG don't stick to the CF.
    Id use titebond or HHG if i didn't use the CF bridge plate.
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    It is too difficult to describe how to radius the...

    It is too difficult to describe how to radius the sides to fit a 15' radiused back without using a radius dish.
    I used to do it and teach how to do it by hand but i can't describe it in words.
    As...
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    Nice video Allen- thanks, Is this the tape...

    Nice video Allen- thanks,
    Is this the tape dispenser?...
  12. Sopranos don't seem to need a bridge plate (aka...

    Sopranos don't seem to need a bridge plate (aka bridge plate).
    Mahogany would be fine for a bridge plate. Id make it .050"-.070" in thickness and longer and wider than the bridge (by say 1/8" all...
  13. Video- Assessing Rosewood to turn a 3 piece back into 2 piece back, visually

    A longer video showing me thinking through how best to get the straightest grain possible from a 3 piece back.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgPiEYJjNwo
  14. Oh nice!- How thick were all your layers? and...

    Oh nice!- How thick were all your layers? and materials?
  15. Very nice!

    Very nice!
  16. So- before bursting, i grain fill the rosette...

    So- before bursting, i grain fill the rosette with CA glue, sand the ca flat, then reseal teh rosette (and purfling) with more ca with a Q tip and thin ca. Be careful with the outside purfling as if...
  17. My video on sunbursting on youtube may help- i...

    My video on sunbursting on youtube may help- i cant remember if i do the front or only the back

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdb8TdJQyNMKE8R6AFOPVwA/search?query=sunburst
  18. I didn't. I want a soprano bridge to be a small...

    I didn't. I want a soprano bridge to be a small as possible.
  19. Soprano- 14 fret to the body with Stauffer headstock and fingerboard end

    Soprano- 14 fret to the body with Stauffer headstock and fingerboard end.

    Stauffer style headstock.
    Stauffer style fingerboard end.

    14 frets to body
    13 3/4" scale

    Top- Adirondack Spruce...
  20. I'm glad- one day i will compile them all and...

    I'm glad- one day i will compile them all and charge $2 ! :)
  21. VIDEO- Making a ukulele bridge in real time (Almost)

    In this video I make a Ukulele bridge in basically real time, minus walking back and forth to various machines, camera setup, and about 4 mins of sanding at the end.

    Steps are
    1- Marking out...
  22. Thicknessing with a planer is very dangerous...

    Thicknessing with a planer is very dangerous territory. It will work until it doesn't.....then you will have at best snipe, and at worst a catastrophic explosion of wood.
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    Bubinga is a great tonewood. Instruments made...

    Bubinga is a great tonewood.

    Instruments made from it tend to be harder to sell as most people don't know it as much as other great tonewoods. Same problem with Ovangkol .
  24. There are cheaper planes then the one i listed....

    There are cheaper planes then the one i listed.
    As you are only building 1 a year, If you already have a nice block plane, id just use that with something like a decent spirit level with sand paper...
  25. Hand thicknessing tops, backs, sides etc sounds...

    Hand thicknessing tops, backs, sides etc sounds fun, and it is the first time but then becomes ...something other then fun if you start building a lot.


    I would recommend this plane for the job...
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