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    Graphtech ukulele tuner review

    I wrote to the company asking for a sample tuner. They kindly sent me a set promptly and FOC. This was my reply to them. They don't work for me but I would recommend them to anyone thinking of...
  2. Will post video tomorrow.

    Will post video tomorrow.
  3. FS New Ditson style concert: 1150/$1450

    When I run a build course I do a parallel build and this is the result. It's mildly figured koa with a matt cellulose finish and my signature 'Georgian Mahogany' stained neck and planetary tuners....
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    Obituary by Juha Vaananan My heart was broken...

    Obituary by Juha Vaananan

    My heart was broken when I found out that my dear friend Claus Mo has left us last Thursday at the age of 66 years old. Claus was a German player builder, who, along with...
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    Thanks for your support over the years Rick;...

    Thanks for your support over the years Rick; couldn't have been easy. And hey folks, there is now a vacancy....
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    Claus Mohri has died

    One of the finest German ukulele makers died last Thursday. MY thoughts are with Claus's family...
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    I'm always amazed

    Whenever I meet with ukelelists I am always amazed, either at someones playing (witnessed Abe Legrimas Jnr IRL this past weekend) or in this case, a truly unqiue builder who simply does not conform...
  8. One day ukulele building and related masterclasses in the UK: 250

    I am enrolling students now in the following:

    ONE DAY MASTERCLASSES
    I am looking at the feasibility of running one Saturday a month master classes focusing on a single luthier skill. These will...
  9. Now what about mitring those end graft purflins...

    Now what about mitring those end graft purflins...
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    You cold not do better than with Juha!

    You cold not do better than with Juha!
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    Try Juha Lottenon

    Try Juha Lottenon
  12. Thread: Vita Uke

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    I'm not aiming at a reproduction like Ken's...

    I'm not aiming at a reproduction like Ken's Martin copies so vectorising an image copied from the internet I have arrived at something that closely resembles the picture posted by RPA. The length is...
  13. Thread: Vita Uke

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    The publicity in a 1930's ad shows a range of...

    The publicity in a 1930's ad shows a range of these instruments but I have only ever seen the sopranos... and yes, those measurements come within my 'range'. It was the scale length that was...
  14. Thread: Vita Uke

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    Brilliant RPA - I thought my proportions were a...

    Brilliant RPA - I thought my proportions were a little out. Now for the re-draw and programme.
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    And me too - last handful of blinged instruments...

    And me too - last handful of blinged instruments to do this year. Found other ways of doing it.
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    21 days in the custody of UPS

    I did all of the right things and hey presto, a really expensive ukulele spends 21 days in the custody of UPS. Taking bets that it is still in the condition it left the office,. Anyone offer odds?
  17. Thread: Vita Uke

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    Thanks.Look forward to confirmation. I can't see...

    Thanks.Look forward to confirmation. I can't see the point of radiuses fretboards for ukulele. I always radius my fronts. The original fronts have probably 'pulled' into a curve. Anyway, we are...
  18. Thread: Vita Uke

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    Vita Uke

    Has anyone the body dimensions and scale length of the Harmony soprano Vita Uke? In a workshop clean-up, I lhave mislaid my templates.
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    Yes, let's get on with making now the pity party...

    Yes, let's get on with making now the pity party is over. Honestly man, I'm glad I just have three things of health concern - you are an income generator for the medical profession LD!
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    Yikes! I was advised surgery over 20 years ago...

    Yikes! I was advised surgery over 20 years ago for Carpel Tunnel 'symptoms'. Didn't go ahead and it sorted itself when I discovered that it was a wonky C7 disc in my spine. I have very dry hands...
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    This was the biggest mistake of my career. The...

    This was the biggest mistake of my career. The story is too long to tell. Looks like excporting is over for me.
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    Off centre bridges still a possibility though......

    Off centre bridges still a possibility though... My latest focus is off-set elliptical soundholes. Different set of challenges
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    CNC precision routing

    Working on my first soprano in years...120862
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    5,7 and 10 on my fingerboards :)

    5,7 and 10 on my fingerboards :)
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    Just watched a YouTube vid of a kid making HDPE...

    Just watched a YouTube vid of a kid making HDPE sheets out of milk bottle and soda bottle tops. His mum is a star - he melts the stuff in the household's domestic oven!
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