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    Of course, you can also just use water t wipe...

    Of course, you can also just use water t wipe away ca dust- it just takes longer to evaporate....especially on raw wood. I won't use water on raw wood unless you are raising the grain on purpose.
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    HI, The cotton swab looking stuff was actually...

    HI,
    The cotton swab looking stuff was actually Bounty kitchen towel - some towel kicks off the ca glue way quicker (don't use viva)- bounty seems good.

    I no longer grain fill with CA glue as the...
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    Denatured alcohol

    Denatured alcohol
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    A better solution is to: 1- Hand sand the back...

    A better solution is to:
    1- Hand sand the back with 220 or 320.
    2- Leave the dust in the pores and,
    3- Flood it all with thin ca glue.

    At this stage, you can either sand the ca flat and pore...
  5. I have always tapper the end block "top and back"...

    I have always tapper the end block "top and back" to be the same thickness as the linings- just seems like a sensible idea.

    The head block extension (which is quite long as this is a 12 fret...
  6. VIDEO- Making Solid Linings PARTS 1 & 2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-NONpuzmJs


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vt__HPGgQc
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    When I go through immigration, I say i'm a...

    When I go through immigration, I say i'm a luthier.

    I think a luthier is one who is willing to explain to everyone not a luthier (eg- those that work at immigration) what a luthier is. :)
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    The first 3 pics are of a flamenco guitar I build...

    The first 3 pics are of a flamenco guitar I build which came out at 1162 grams (2.5 pounds).
    The bridge of padauk (1" x 6.5") was only 11 grams which makes for a super responsive instrument.
    Not...
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    Hi Pete, I always welcome your videos which I...

    Hi Pete,
    I always welcome your videos which I find very watchable, enjoyable, and educational.

    Cheers mate.
    Beau
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    I use molds so I can dial in the neck angle...

    I use molds so I can dial in the neck angle up/down/left/right.

    I also use bolt on necks which makes (nitro) finishing easier.

    Using molds/separate neck (regardless of attachment system) means...
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    I use .080", but mostly cuz i always do bound...

    I use .080", but mostly cuz i always do bound fretboards and the .053" nickel/silver bends way to much.

    On sopranos I use evo gold .053".
  12. I bought it off Ken Timms who doesn't make em...

    I bought it off Ken Timms who doesn't make em anymore unfortunately.
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    Yes for the brad point bit- I have a dedicated...

    Yes for the brad point bit- I have a dedicated 2mm bit just for side dots.

    If you have crumbly wood (sometimes koa can be like that), wipe ca glue on the area where the dot will be drilled.
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    I would define a crack and seam separation as...

    I would define a crack and seam separation as effectively the same thing, although they technically are not the same.

    I'd rather fix a crack then a seam separation as a crack doesn't have...
  15. I'm not sure (I mean, I doubt) if weight was the...

    I'm not sure (I mean, I doubt) if weight was the original thought behind the tapering...but maybe it was a consideration.
    By original, i mean the Lyre > then oud, > which are the ancestors of the...
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    I invite people to get a piece of spruce and...

    I invite people to get a piece of spruce and finish one side only (be it a quick wipe of shellac or spraying nitro etc) ....and see how the wood reacts.

    In short, apart from slowing down the...
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    I do it as sealing the inside slows down the...

    I do it as sealing the inside slows down the absorption and release of humidity, which minimises cracks.
  18. VIDEO- Mixing concentrated dyes for sunbursting

    https://youtu.be/-uZAeqHEI0U
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    I would never use curly redwood without...

    I would never use curly redwood without laminating it with spruce or cedar.

    When I do this the top comes out about the same thickness (around .080") with no loss of tone- the spruce probably makes...
  20. Nothing to worry bout- just: widen the notch to...

    Nothing to worry bout- just:
    widen the notch to fit brace then use a clothes iron to heat the area up until the glue softens and closes the gap. Hole the back in place with tape as usual until glue...
  21. Whatever works for what you have on hand. As...

    Whatever works for what you have on hand.

    As Jo said, scarf joints are stronger but it isn't a thing to worry about on a uke, only a steel string guitar.

    Scarf joint and a stacked heel is...
  22. VIDEO- Back strip replacement PARTS 1 & 2

    Back strip replacement Parts 1 and 2.
    In this video, i replace a back strip I originally did about 7 years ago, which i no longer like.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaU1uHdKwgM&t=7s

    ...
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    Ziricote uke sets for sale

    I’m selling these 3 sets of Ziricote. Each set has very nice spider web/ cloud figure.
    $100 each

    #1- Tenor uke. SOLD
    #2- Tenor uke SOLD
    #3- Baritone uke.

    Set #1 is a guitar back which is...
  24. I'm a little confused as French Polish is just...

    I'm a little confused as French Polish is just shellac.
    Do you mean the shellac was more roughly wiped on rather then padded on over many layers which would make it more a french polish?

    To my...
  25. VIDEO- How to Apply Cardinal Grain Filler

    How to apply Cardinal Grain Filler

    The video starts with a short description of mixing the Cardinal 5:1 ratio sealer/filler. The sealer needs to be used before and after grain filler is applied....
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