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    You win! That's awesome!

    You win! That's awesome!
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    Building a $25 ebay kit can teach you a lot. You...

    Building a $25 ebay kit can teach you a lot. You still have to fit the neck angle right, glue the bridge down at the right spot, make clean/strong glue joints, level frets, set the action height, and...
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    I built one. It has an arched back. The braces...

    I built one. It has an arched back. The braces are preshaped to put the correct amount of arch in the bottom. Clamp at the ends of the braces.
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    Thanks! I learned a few things I'll use the next...

    Thanks! I learned a few things I'll use the next time I glue on a bridge.
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    Thanks for the links!

    Thanks for the links!
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    I did a search on Fun Build, but didn't find...

    I did a search on Fun Build, but didn't find anything. Was this an informal contest?
  7. Thread: Neck Fitting Jig

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    Great pics. I agree with using a strip...

    Great pics.

    I agree with using a strip narrower than the neck. Also- I don't insert my sandpaper much past the heel. If you do the heel can get sanded down too much.
  8. Thread: Neck Fitting Jig

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    Very nice! Those are some good improvements. ...

    Very nice!

    Those are some good improvements. I'm looking forward to seeing your results.
  9. Thread: Stewmac Concert

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    I drilled mine to 1/4" and used a good dowel rod...

    I drilled mine to 1/4" and used a good dowel rod instead of the undersized crap that Stewmac provided. The problem with using the centering plugs is that my holes were drilled at an angle. That...
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    These are beautiful. I really like how all that...

    These are beautiful. I really like how all that mahogany flows together. It goes to show that you don't need a lot of binding, purfling, and inlays to make a beautiful instrument.
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    I did some more planning. If I can get 8 slices...

    I did some more planning. If I can get 8 slices out of the 2" width then I can get enough wood for 4 ukes.

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    Thanks for the advice, guys. I'm leaning towards...

    Thanks for the advice, guys. I'm leaning towards using the 16.3" side of the board for the uke sides and making a whatever size uke that will give me.

    Then I can use the center flat sawn section...
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    Can I Use This Mahogany?

    I need some advice about identifying and how to best use this piece of mahogany (I think).

    About 20 years ago when I started building guitars an old guy gave me this piece of wood. He got it from...
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    I finished a cheap ebay kit. I removed the...

    I finished a cheap ebay kit. I removed the plywood top and replaced it with spruce. I was able to remove and replace the original binding. It just has a wiped on tung oil finish. I made a few...
  15. Thread: Neck Fitting Jig

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    You're welcome, Mike. If you do make one, please...

    You're welcome, Mike. If you do make one, please let me know how it works for you and if you make any improvements.
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    Wow! Nice instrument.

    Wow! Nice instrument.
  17. Thread: Stewmac Concert

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    I made a simple jig to drill the dowel holes....

    I made a simple jig to drill the dowel holes. It's a 1" block with a 1/4" piece on top with holes so that you can put it on the body or neck and then see your centerline. I use one side for the neck...
  18. Thread: Neck Fitting Jig

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    Good point. ...and replace the finishing nails on...

    Good point. ...and replace the finishing nails on the sides with some dowels or round-headed screws.
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  20. Thread: Neck Fitting Jig

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    Neck Fitting Jig

    I built a jig to make fitting the neck easier for me.

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    I took a piece of 3/4" x 12" x 30" and cut two 2" strips off each side and screwed it to the remaining piece. I joined it to the...
  21. Thread: Stewmac Soprano

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    I had this same problem. I took mine out of the...

    I had this same problem. I took mine out of the mold to glue on the back and top. The body is a little longer and not as wide, but I didn't think it mattered or would be noticeable on the finished...
  22. Thread: Stewmac Koa Tenor

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    That's going to be a beauty. :drool: Thanks...

    That's going to be a beauty. :drool:

    Thanks for posting the pics.
  23. Thread: Stewmac Concert

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    Nice work. The inlays look good.

    Nice work. The inlays look good.
  24. Thread: Stewmac Soprano

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    Thanks for posting the info about your finish....

    Thanks for posting the info about your finish. It's a real struggle for me and I like to see how others tackle the job.
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    I agree. I'd be interested in hearing about the...

    I agree. I'd be interested in hearing about the finish you used on the soprano.
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