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    You'll probably want thicker top, bottom and...

    You'll probably want thicker top, bottom and sides as well as braces because the string tension will jump from around 44# to 88# or so. How much I don't know, but others here probably have a good...
  2. Well at least the cubit went out of style...

    Well at least the cubit went out of style shortly after the ark ran aground.
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    April Fool's Day is next month ! Lol.

    April Fool's Day is next month ! Lol.
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    Pay more and get less? Maybe just a thin top on...

    Pay more and get less? Maybe just a thin top on a thicker body?

    A 1/16" ply top will give you a lot more flex and better sound. I've listened to some ukes built by Brad Donaldson and others in...
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    Try putting a thin strip of felt (Dollar store...

    Try putting a thin strip of felt (Dollar store craft aisle) around the perimeter of your body under the plate. Could be a 1/4" wide or so. On some resonator guitars they use felt under the resonator...
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    Martin probably carves the "applied" piece on a...

    Martin probably carves the "applied" piece on a CNC machine. As such the neck and neck block are probably done on a CNC as well. Thus the curve of the body and the curve of the mating part of the...
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    Will this analine stain fade in years yo come?

    Will this analine stain fade in years yo come?
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    -40c = -40f

    -40c = -40f
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    Ukealot: Try stuffing a pair of socks under the...

    Ukealot:
    Try stuffing a pair of socks under the skin in the bridge area. This will muffle a lot of the sound and your wife will be less disturbed by your learning the instrument. There's usually a...
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    Video appears to be private. Too bad,I enjoy...

    Video appears to be private. Too bad,I enjoy looking at and hearing your fine craftsmanship.
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    Clever lad you are.

    Clever lad you are.
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    Really Neat!

    Really Neat!
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    Obviously fot the ambidextrous.

    Obviously fot the ambidextrous.
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    I think the cork will compress and protect...

    I think the cork will compress and protect softwood like spruce tops from being marred or dented. I think $ stores may carry adhesive backed rolls too.
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    Brad; I've followed the Youthalele build threads...

    Brad;
    I've followed the Youthalele build threads across several years and am preparing to build a Tenor version. I've scaled up the body length and width to approx 12" high x 9" wide at back. Just...
  16. Thread: Wood Plane

    by morfrost
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    Jerry 41; A shooting board and a plane are the...

    Jerry 41;

    A shooting board and a plane are the items used by most builders to prepare soundboard and back pieces for joining. Try googling " shooting board" and " using a hand plane". There's...
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