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    Hi Ken. I bought my 10-20 secondhand and have no...

    Hi Ken. I bought my 10-20 secondhand and have no problem to date. As a safeguard against future failure, I've just this morning bought one of your repair kits listed on Ebay. If Jet want £150 +...
  2. I can only repeat what I said earlier-it's good...

    I can only repeat what I said earlier-it's good to see someone trying this and once again it looks well executed.

    I'm eager to know what you think of it when its done. It doesn't matter to me...
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    So you made that without kneading any dough!

    So you made that without kneading any dough!
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    Beau I'm not sure whether you were being...

    Beau

    I'm not sure whether you were being serious in saying you are the inventor of tip No 1, but my little story tells you when and how I learned this tip.

    As a boy of 13 or 14 (I am now 68) I...
  5. [QUOTE=klr;2233186] "One concern I have is...

    [QUOTE=klr;2233186]

    "One concern I have is that the flexing might loosen the joints over time so I'm going to have to think about how to handle that".

    That was/is my concern. When...
  6. Well its great to see that you have followed my...

    Well its great to see that you have followed my lead though you may regret it later!

    I've just checked your posts to date and I see you are very new to uke making. You mentioned making mandolins...
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    Here's the info John: ...

    Here's the info John:

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?121544-Just-another-tenor-uke
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  8. A floating bridge tenor with segmented soundboard

    This is the third in a series about using a floating bridge on a uke. In the first post I asked why we donít see ukes with a floating bridge:
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  9. [QUOTE=Jerryc41;2230968] Since you answered...

    Since you answered 'yes' to both questions then there's no way the fretboard should sit where you have put it. That would put the bridge too low on the soundboard not in the centre. I therefore am...
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    I used to think along similar lines but thought a...

    I used to think along similar lines but thought a removable back was the way to go. In my case it was just bracing designs and not soundboard thickness that interested me. My solution was first to...
  11. [QUOTE=Jerryc41;2230934]Thanks, but I still don't...

    [QUOTE=Jerryc41;2230934]Thanks, but I still don't understand. On your second uke - with the round hole - the distance from the saddle to the 12th fret is much greater than the distance from the nut...
  12. The distance from the 12th fret to the point of...

    The distance from the 12th fret to the point of contact on the bridge saddle is always the same as the distance form the nut to the 12th fret (plus a little for compensation). It doesnt matter what...
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    bazuku: It's always good to know that there...

    bazuku:

    It's always good to know that there are forum members who are interested in alternative builds.

    I make ukes purely as a hobby: I have a house full of instruments which I play rather...
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    Thanks for that Brad. The sides are 45mm deep...

    Thanks for that Brad. The sides are 45mm deep and I think all the other dimensions were roughly as you have stated. The soundboard was of lime not spruce so that may be a factor. I cant remember...
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    Thanks for your response. I have made 2 banjo...

    Thanks for your response. I have made 2 banjo ukes and it is important that the rim is stiff for the reason you state especially if the instrument is open backed. For that reason banjo ukes often...
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    Thanks for your 2 responses. Your ladder bracing...

    Thanks for your 2 responses. Your ladder bracing is sort of what I would have expected since I have a couple of ladder braced parlour guitars not of my making and both with pinned bridges. I also...
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    Thanks for your response Brad. You dont say how...

    Thanks for your response Brad. You dont say how many braces you used or where they were positioned. However since you say it didnt work out well I dont suppose it matters.

    Before I joined the...
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    [QUOTE=sequoia;2229355] - The bridge patch...

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    - The bridge patch looks rather large. Is this necessary to distribute the downward forces?

    - The saddle appears to be made of wood. Why not a bone saddle?

    - The...
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    A flat topped tenor with a floating bridge

    On 19th May I asked why we all build ukes with the strings tied to the bridge.

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?145302-Why-do-we-tie-the-strings-to-the-bridge-on-a-ukulele
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  20. Brad, thanks for your responses. I was vaguely...

    Brad, thanks for your responses. I was vaguely aware of the Tahitian uke but your last post prompted me to take a look at some build videos on Youtube and to hear the instrument being played. I...
  21. I think you have raised some interesting points...

    I think you have raised some interesting points here, especially confirming the different tonal response. Can you explain why instruments with the strings attached at the tail have a floating...
  22. I have made an archtop uke, a couple of banjo...

    I have made an archtop uke, a couple of banjo ukes, and about 40 other assorted ukes. It may be that I will build a tenor uke with strings that are not fastened at the bridge. I was simply...
  23. Beau, you misunderstand what I am saying. I am...

    Beau, you misunderstand what I am saying. I am asking why we don't attach the strings to the end of the box and then run them over the saddle/bridge so that the soundboard only takes the downward...
  24. Thanks for that! This is the sort of answer I am...

    Thanks for that! This is the sort of answer I am seeking. Can anyone expand on this?
  25. [QUOTE=kohanmike;2227563]I've did string through...

    [QUOTE=kohanmike;2227563]I've did string through once with the idea that it doesn't put as much pressure on the bridge and that it might even put more downforce on the saddle. I did a tailpiece only...
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