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    tonyturley: My book learnin' learned me that archtop guitars are prized by jazz musicians for the clarity and distinction of individual notes. There isn't a lot of sustain, i.e., the ringing between...
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    Should have patented it, Timbuck!

    https://www.woodpeck.com/equal-space-divider.html
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    And if you have a cnc router you can tell it to...

    And if you have a cnc router you can tell it to cut the slots at exactly that decimal point, which, unless you have a very expensive precision machine used to mill surgical parts and the like, is...
  4. That's what my next design is going to do, flat...

    That's what my next design is going to do, flat where the neck meets the body.
  5. Elderly Instruments would be another good choice....

    Elderly Instruments would be another good choice. https://www.elderly.com/
  6. Consider there are two types of restoration, the...

    Consider there are two types of restoration, the one that makes it a player again, and the one that preserves its historical value, hopefully while making it a player again! Putting shellac or...
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    Well, not later, like hours later, but if you've...

    Well, not later, like hours later, but if you've ever split wood on a stump, as opposed to on a concrete block/pad, you'd know exactly what he means. The concrete block absorbs the energy from your...
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    Thanks Pete! Still trying to perfect that, your...

    Thanks Pete! Still trying to perfect that, your video helps.
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    You'll burn the house down with a 500 watt...

    You'll burn the house down with a 500 watt halogen. You can bend most wood on an aluminum pipe with a 100 watt incandescent bulb. Harder woods are a challenge. I wouldn't go over 200. I used a 150...
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    Most likely your brain's been compensating for an...

    Most likely your brain's been compensating for an error in your sight for a long time. Now that the error is gone, it's overcorrecting. Odds are it will eventually stop. If it's been months...
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    I read that Los Ebanos got its name from the...

    I read that Los Ebanos got its name from the Texas ebony tree that anchors the last hand pulled river ferry crossing the Rio Grande. Found it on the internet, so it must be true. :)
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    Hi Dirk, I got the wood from Lloyd Stahl of Texas...

    Hi Dirk, I got the wood from Lloyd Stahl of Texas Wood Crafts http://texaswoodcrafts.net/Texas%20Ebony/ Take a look at some of the sample pics he has there and tell me what you think. Lloyd's been...
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    Thanks guys--I appreciate all of the comments.

    Thanks guys--I appreciate all of the comments.
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    It looks wildly out of balance in relation to...

    It looks wildly out of balance in relation to other ukes, but I'm banking on starting a new thing here. People are gonna love it. I tell ya. Also, thanks, John. Texas ebony is a tough shrub like...
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    Ukulele Abomination!

    It's my, I don't know, 8th ukulele build? I wanted to keep this simple, but give it a longer neck. Ended up with a 19" scale length--that's the abomination part. Uke is Engelmann spruce soundboard...
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    Very cool, Ken! The computer that drove mine...

    Very cool, Ken! The computer that drove mine died, and I'm having trouble getting the new one to communicate with the machine. Frustrating.
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    I remember Ken posting here that he'd had to...

    I remember Ken posting here that he'd had to clean out his band saw, 'cause it smelled fishy after cutting some frozen salmon on it. Pete Howlett chimed in with, "You're kidding, right?"
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    Take 3 months off and become a luthier

    https://www.workaway.info/353769978697-en.html

    If I didn't have a 12 year old to look after, I'd try to make it happen. Then I'd bug Chuck Moore all the time. :)
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    Average humidity, perhaps? I've heard 45% is...

    Average humidity, perhaps? I've heard 45% is good and is what I shoot for, though it goes as high as 55% in the summer and down to 40% in the winter.
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    Like the ones in the image below? ...

    Like the ones in the image below?
    https://thewalruswaspauldotnet.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/lada-edmund-jr.jpg
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    I use a Rigid ROS directly after drum sanding. ...

    I use a Rigid ROS directly after drum sanding. The ROS with 150 removes the long deep scratches from the drum sander in just a few minutes, which takes much longer when I do it by hand. Just don't...
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    Brad recently indicated he can't find his...

    Brad recently indicated he can't find his original plan sketches anymore, so I thought I'd share the link here: https://imgur.com/a/Xwm86
  23. I'd like a peek inside that soundhole to look at...

    I'd like a peek inside that soundhole to look at your bracing as it relates to the company name on the vertical back brace. Or whatever that's called. Keeps the two halves of the back from...
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    Is the kerfed lining in there a series of...

    Is the kerfed lining in there a series of individual blocks, each mounted individually, or a strip cut "special" to have thinner blocks at the waist? I'm assuming the raised ones over the braces...
  25. Now I need to build a reverse Fox bender... I...

    Now I need to build a reverse Fox bender... I should apply for a copyright on the form for it now.
    http://i.imgur.com/LH6Ldf6.png
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