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    Try to leave as little as possible eg: 3mm before...

    Try to leave as little as possible eg: 3mm before using the laminate trimmer...cos it can be a disaster going against the grain on the bouts..there is a standard way to run the trimmer around the uke...
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    I start with a saw....then spindle sander for the...

    I start with a saw....then spindle sander for the waist then flush trim router with a bearing and finish off by hand with a sanding block and 120G.
    Here is a video of the sawing. ...
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    Message from Italy

    Just received this eMail from a Guy living in Italy where the death total is the the highest and the lock down continues.:love:

    Kind Ken,

    The ukulele just turned 4 years old a couple of days...
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    This is the knife ..But! Stew Mac don’t have any...

    This is the knife ..But! Stew Mac don’t have any in stock..Yet! but they’ve got them on order :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_EZmWEGM0Y
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    I'd love to see him hammering in the frets with...

    I'd love to see him hammering in the frets with it :rolleyes:
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    It was another Freddie Cisneros luthier Guitarist...

    It was another Freddie Cisneros luthier Guitarist who let Dan know about that trick..I remember him saying so in the demo. issue #118 2010
    I use it a lot on ebony saddles but as they are only 1/16...
  7. Thread: Hows Business?

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    Well it sold in the first couple of hours with no...

    Well it sold in the first couple of hours with no problems.
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    I try and make the bridge from the same material...

    I try and make the bridge from the same material as the top with mahogany .. but with Koa I prefer rosewood or ebony.
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    Anyway I finished this one today...I’ll take some...

    Anyway I finished this one today...I’ll take some proper photo’s tomorrow and give it a try on eBay.
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    The Amazon guitar rib bender with the digital...

    The Amazon guitar rib bender with the digital readout on the front, looks like the one I repaired for Pete H ..it has a heavy transformer inside and it didn’t travel too Well in the post...cos the...
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    Here is an old video I made pre bending kerfed...

    Here is an old video I made pre bending kerfed linings. It’s made from a scrap steering column off an old golf buggy...very impressive:)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igefP_h7Nh8&t=9s
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    Nows the time to service the shop tools

    Just stripped down the bandsaw this morning...replaced a couple of bearings in the blade guides and greased all the sliding parts...This afternoon Ill start on the thickness sander and remove all...
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    If you have a gas propane torch you can heat it...

    If you have a gas propane torch you can heat it up to temperature in a couple of minutes on the electric iron while it is still switched on...it gets you off to a fast start ... I do it all the time...
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    I'm with you,Willy

    I'm with you,Willy
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    If it was one I’d made I would have either given it away, or saved the bridge and neck and made and fitted a new top .....it’s like when your car has had a prang and been resprayed..it’s somehow...
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    While self isolating I found that home deliveries...

    While self isolating I found that home deliveries were very difficult to book with delivery slots as far away as mid April...but luckily I manage to find a local supplier who managed to deliver some...
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    A cold spell with wintery showers and sleet...

    A cold spell with wintery showers and sleet forcast for Sunday.."Neer cast a clout till May is out" and all that stuff :) ...It has been a nice week of sunshine tho.
  18. Thread: Corona Ukes

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    Its made from two planks and some PVC tubing and...

    Its made from two planks and some PVC tubing and it holds 6 sets of bent sides ..it is supposed to prevent spring back while storing the sides after they come off the Fox Bender.
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    There I think I did it...thanks Printer :)...

    There I think I did it...thanks Printer :)
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-manchester-52008753/coronavirus-surge-in-guitar-and-ukelele-sales-as-people-try-to-fill-their-time
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    Coming along nicely...No disasters so far :) ...

    Coming along nicely...No disasters so far :)

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49693453773_3e20025576_k.jpgF313A71E-7677-409A-BDA5-17CAB79CB02E by Ken Timms, on Flickr
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    Not for the faint hearted

    While we are in lockdown I thought It would be a good idea to record various stages of manufacture...just in case :rolleyes:
    Video sawing off the edges prior to trim routing....
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    Yes! I got the same message when I tried to post...

    Yes! I got the same message when I tried to post a link...anyway I’ll be listing some more sopranos on eBay soon as I’ve been spending more time in the workshop lately self isolating...so I’ll see...
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    Hiya Howard wheers da bin lately?

    Hiya Howard wheers da bin lately?
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    Just found this in a BBC article.......Are many...

    Just found this in a BBC article.......Are many of us turning to music - and not just listening to it - to help us cope during the coronavirus outbreak?
    Marvel Guitars in Timperley, Greater...
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    I had a look on eBay at hand made ukuleles....I...

    I had a look on eBay at hand made ukuleles....I went to “completed items” and 25 out of the first 32 listings were marked up as sold...so the market is not yet dead..and a ukulele is a great way to...
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