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  1. After more than 5 yrs on this forum its still a...

    After more than 5 yrs on this forum its still a mystery to me why some posts result in many replies and some get more or less ignored. Sometimes its the same old questions, or something that...
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    Thanks for posting-its interesting to see/hear...

    Thanks for posting-its interesting to see/hear this arrangement featuring the timple.

    I meet a few friends on Friday evenings to sing and play songs on our ukes. We've just started to play this...
  3. Thread: Twin Tenors

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    Looking good! Its always interesting to see...

    Looking good! Its always interesting to see others experimenting or building something a little different.

    I have yet to try the V bracing but it does seem to me that there's more low end to...
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    There are different opinions on many building...

    There are different opinions on many building issues.

    Some reckon stiff sides, solid linings, strong neck attachment, and a stiff neck all help in ensuring the string energy generated excites...
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    I'm all for trying something a little different....

    I'm all for trying something a little different. It looks well made and I like the look- so if it sounds good, that's great. Not sure how many instruments you have previously made but looks like you...
  6. I am not a pro just a hobby maker, but here's my...

    I am not a pro just a hobby maker, but here's my take:

    The back strip is there for reinforcement and the grain direction of the strip is across the joint and not along it. It is possible to leave...
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    Deleted-I misunderstood the question: its about...

    Deleted-I misunderstood the question: its about bowling lanes not maple timber!!
  8. Did you consider fitting a Stauffer style bridge...

    Did you consider fitting a Stauffer style bridge too? I'm thinking about a simple one, without too many whirls, just to complete the look!
  9. I'm sure the Nielsen is a very fine plane and...

    I'm sure the Nielsen is a very fine plane and would do the job well. However you may not want to spend so much money.

    As a hobby maker, I have in the main used the tools I already had. I always...
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    Thanks for posting: it looks good for your 7th...

    Thanks for posting: it looks good for your 7th instrument!

    We are occasionally asked whether oak can be used for a uke as not many ever try it. Likewise pine is well down the list of soundboard...
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    English version labelled UHU Plastic, German...

    English version labelled UHU Plastic, German version UHU Hartkunststoff (translation of plastic).
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    Hi Mike. If you don't like the superglue method...

    Hi Mike. If you don't like the superglue method then the adhesive recommended by Tom Ziegenspeck when he gave a talk on binding with plastic at MUMF is UHU Plastic adhesive. I couldn't find it in...
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    Limewood is a light and soft hardwood. It was...

    Limewood is a light and soft hardwood. It was used in the past to carve into church statues and puppets because of its fine grain and softness.

    It has been used for stringed instrument soundboards...
  14. I liked the tenor you made with the lily...

    I liked the tenor you made with the lily decoration but I think this one is even prettier. Somehow that little detail of one petal extending into the soundhole seems to add something to it! I've...
  15. Thanks for posting this link: I, for one, found...

    Thanks for posting this link: I, for one, found this interesting. Your friend certainly makes some nice looking instruments. I greatly admire his generosity in giving away his instruments or...
  16. Great idea! I think that's what's called "lateral...

    Great idea! I think that's what's called "lateral thinking".
  17. As always it's a beautiful instrument and despite...

    As always it's a beautiful instrument and despite its lack of logo clearly identifiable as one of yours. I have many lilies in my garden so I appreciate the inlay work; I assume this is a commission...
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    Thanks for your reply. Its a great looking...

    Thanks for your reply. Its a great looking guitar and I see it has a bevel so that's what I am seeing on the uke-the kerfed lining is replaced by a solid section where it is to be bevelled.

    It's...
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    It's always interesting to see how others are...

    It's always interesting to see how others are building. I read posts on this forum and some guitar sites so I am aware that there are huge variations in the way people set about building. On this...
  20. Jet 10-20 plus drum sander abrasive paper

    What sanding material do owners of the Jet 10-20 drum sander use?

    A Google search shows only suppliers in the USA of precut sheets. Is there a UK supplier of these or do UK owners simply buy a...
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    As we say in the UK... 'It takes all sorts'. ...

    As we say in the UK... 'It takes all sorts'.

    It's a ukulele site and this forum is called 'Ukulele Building/Luthiers Lounge'. Jo (Dusepo) is one of the few female ( a 'she' not a 'he') luthiers...
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    I'm always in favour of eating ones hat! But...

    I'm always in favour of eating ones hat! But seriously, I hadn't heard of the Taylor V bracing system until you mentioned it a few weeks ago, so it's interesting to hear of its successful use on a...
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    Frets are positioned correctly on this one-it...

    Frets are positioned correctly on this one-it must be just a photographic effect. Glad you are interested John. My intention in posting is, as always, to encourage others to have a go!
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    The fretboard on this guitar was worn at the...

    The fretboard on this guitar was worn at the frets 1 to 3. The easiest way to rectify this is by filling using CA adhesive and fine sawdust of the appropriate colour. This is then scraped level...
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    Reply to Moddy: I have used 2 different Ammoon...

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    I have used 2 different Ammoon kits to experiment with spruce soundboards and bracing patterns. The laminate mahogany kit is easier to deal with since theres no binding. The...
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