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    In my experience, it isn't the nature of fiber...

    In my experience, it isn't the nature of fiber purfling to be inconsistent in itself.

    The times I have seen it it was the result of a manufacturing error.

    Sometimes I think I have some, but...
  2. So, like an arch top guitar with a tail piece. ...

    So, like an arch top guitar with a tail piece.
    You could do that, but you have to make the top thicker, with 1 or 2 decent braces.

    The answer is similar to my previous one- essential it is time....
  3. I use a string through bridge for the reasons you...

    I use a string through bridge for the reasons you say-
    They are better in every way (technically) - The worst place to put all the tension on a bridge is right at the back. Sure there isn't much...
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    VIDEO- How to set a neck

    2 Hour in depth lesson on how to set a neck.
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    https://youtu.be/KtcrSnzhj0U
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    Redwood burl veneer 127104 BRW veneer 127105...

    Redwood burl veneer
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    BRW veneer
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    A pickgaurd i like- looks like my wife gardening :)
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  6. VIDEO- Gluing Fretboard Veneers for Purfling

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    https://youtu.be/lQARkfPiAwU
  7. 127018 All wood is strong(er) along the grain....

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    All wood is strong(er) along the grain. I don't bother to flex test in that direction.

    Across the grain is pretty much all you should be worried about when buying wood.

    All wood will...
  8. By stiff, i usually mean across the grain

    By stiff, i usually mean across the grain
  9. Redwood can be very floppy/non stiff. I don't...

    Redwood can be very floppy/non stiff.

    I don't care if it's old or new, as long as its stiff.
  10. VIDEO- making, locating & installing cleats Martin on a top crack.

    Video on making, locating & installing cleats Martin on a top crack.


    https://youtu.be/QZ18GoCM6Vs
  11. VIDEO- Routing the Top Bevel Ledge

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    https://youtu.be/FGvm0LR-XO4
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    I cut the 5 degree cheek/heel cuts on teh table...

    I cut the 5 degree cheek/heel cuts on teh table saw, then do the rest on the bandsaw and by hand. i'm doing a video on neck fitting which goes into it all.

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    Getting necks ready for orders. 126763 126764

    Getting necks ready for orders.

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  14. VIDEO- HOw to make a scarf joint neck

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    In PART 1 I show how to make a scarf joint neck for guitar or uke.
    In PART 2 I show how best to Glue and clamp a scarf joint along with some...
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    thin ca glue, then thick ca glue

    thin ca glue, then thick ca glue
  16. It's a slab sawn wood crack. Why quarter sawn...

    It's a slab sawn wood crack.

    Why quarter sawn wood is better...although quarter sawn still cracks.

    You could try dust but it always dries darker.

    The crack probably needs some CA to be...
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    205,000 views!- it sure pays to be "Zanny" on...

    205,000 views!- it sure pays to be "Zanny" on youtube.
  18. VIDEO- Glue hardness test 2020

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    Glues tested are

    1- HOT Hide GLue 192 gram strength
    2- Titebond Original (aka red cap)
    3- COLD hide glue- Titebond brand.
    4- Titebond III...
  19. it all depends on how quarter sawn it is, and...

    it all depends on how quarter sawn it is, and still then it can be too floppy to make a good top/.
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    See my video I just posted. ...

    See my video I just posted.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nlU78S7AhQ&t=
  21. VIDEO- Tricks to insert neck inserts for ukulele necks

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    https://youtu.be/1nlU78S7AhQ
  22. I use these magnets all the time- they are...

    I use these magnets all the time- they are expensive but I don't mind paying good $$$ for tools I use all the time.
    I also recommend the brace jack:
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    For a hard to reach back brace (or any...
  23. VIDEO- Making and Designing end grafts

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    IN this video, i make in real time the middle ebony square, framing it with Black/White/Black purfling.
    I also talk about designing an end...
  24. It stopped before the x brace but went under a...

    It stopped before the x brace but went under a finger brace, which was totally unglued. I glued the top crack first then the finger brace (from memory?!?!). You could do it either way.
  25. Hot Hide Glue (HHG) is usually the go to for...

    Hot Hide Glue (HHG) is usually the go to for cracks.

    Never use ca glue on soft woods as it stains.

    You could use ca on a mahogany or koa top but you can get a darker line.

    This is 1972-73...
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