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    Hi again Matt...maybe this little device I...

    Hi again Matt...maybe this little device I imagined up would help you get the fret wire the right way up when you hammer it in at one end. I made it from some brass shim, but a tin can would do just...
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    I have had that as well...I tried folding a piece...

    I have had that as well...I tried folding a piece of tape around the wire end with the tab in line with the tang so I could line it up straight before the hammer tap...it worked a bit but not ideal.
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    You don’t have to just rely on the torque wrench...

    You don’t have to just rely on the torque wrench clicking when it reaches goal..you can stop before it clicks if you think it is tight enough and you can add more pressure after the click if you...
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    Rosewood fretboard source

    Ive been getting these Guitar fretboard blanks from Amazon 3 at a time ... AAA quality Rosewood.
    and with careful resawing I can get 4 ukulele boards out of each one. Works out at 2.40 UKP per...
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    You just start off with light pressure then...

    You just start off with light pressure then increase the torque setting until it seats them nice ... (Mine is set at 46 Newton Meters or 34 Foot Lbs) then lock it in place for good. Simple.:cheers:
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    Bending with heat usually means it will stay...

    Bending with heat usually means it will stay bent..as same as bending the sides on a hot iron..Also there are loads of furniture products out there that are heat bent....so hopefully all will be well.
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    Hi Matt ..I always run the point of a scriber in...

    Hi Matt ..I always run the point of a scriber in the slots opening em out a bit .. and I find tapping the frets in just at one end with a plastic hammer with the fretboard on a flat steel block...
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    Thats a great invention...love it :)

    Thats a great invention...love it :)
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    I cant get anything on that link Pete. :(

    I cant get anything on that link Pete. :(
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    Warped and twisted neck blank video

    I roughed out a batch of neck blanks last year and most of then turned out ok after storage...but a few decided to stress relieve themselves over the months and ended up a bit twisted..this is the...
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    Those chords are more or less what I play only I...

    Those chords are more or less what I play only I like to add a G in the phrase "riding in the TT races".. like D7 //// G / G6/
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    Soprano Martin style waist bends at 1 inch radius...

    Soprano Martin style waist bends at 1 inch radius sometimes crack or leave gaps in mahogany linings, usually at each side of the waist bends...pre bending I find, gives a nice snug fit, but not...
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    I have been pre bending linings for years...

    I have been pre bending linings for years ..Video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igefP_h7Nh8
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    You don’t need an expensive Dremel...you can buy...

    You don’t need an expensive Dremel...you can buy small inexpensive electric motors that are almost the same as the ones Dremel uses.
  15. Thread: Wasps

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    Yes! they do get bad press...but youve got to...

    Yes! they do get bad press...but youve got to love their little innocent faces .. especially when they sting you.:(
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  16. Ive baked all sorts of light coloured woods in...

    Ive baked all sorts of light coloured woods in the oven (DIY Torrification) just wrap it in ali foil and put it in at 200 + degrees C for a couple of hours, they all come out darker than they went...
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    Another discovery with CA accelerator..it kills...

    Another discovery with CA accelerator..it kills dandelions and other weeds growing on the crazy paving..they turn black and shrivel up within 24 hours of application. :)
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    Wasps

    We have had a week of fine sunny weather here in the UK ..very welcome.
    But! The downside is the wasps that keep getting into the workshop..I suppose attracted by the smell of sawdust..I caught a...
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    Yes ! Titch ... They can insult me, despise...

    Yes ! Titch ... They can insult me, despise me, or hate me .. just as long as they don’t ignore me...not my quote but I like it.
  20. I was shaping a headstock yesterday...and a small...

    I was shaping a headstock yesterday...and a small lump of wood came away from the edge ...I spent 10 minutes on my knees searching for the piece amongst all the stuff on the workshop floor and...
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    I'm only having a bit of fun...I have been called...

    I'm only having a bit of fun...I have been called lots of different things in my lifetime...I was once refered to as a "Cult" .:)
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    Here is an odd ball one from me ..a mahogany uke...

    Here is an odd ball one from me ..a mahogany uke with a spruce top ? It should look pretty if I put some black bindings on it....
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    I suppose you could take a standard 6 TPI blade...

    I suppose you could take a standard 6 TPI blade and remove the tip of every other tooth with a small grinder to creat a DIY fastcut. :rolleyes:
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    True story folks ..a 12 LB frozen salmon, I cut...

    True story folks ..a 12 LB frozen salmon, I cut it into steaks on the bandsaw using a 6 TPI blade, It worked great...But even after id cleaned the bandsaw as good as I could, (salmon scales...
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    Hi Dibblet...I enjoyed that , lots of good info...

    Hi Dibblet...I enjoyed that , lots of good info there...I met Tim Hunkin at a festival in Stockton about 25 years ago where i was working...and we had a long chat... He's a brilliant guy.:cheers:
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