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    Thanks. Never used SS II before, I'll have to...

    Thanks. Never used SS II before, I'll have to look into it.
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    Bending Bald Cypress??

    Does anyone have experience bending Bald Cypress? I have an interesting back and side set of Bald Cypress from a sunken log out of South Carolina.

    I've searched this and a few other forums and...
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    I have the original Safe-T-Planer and have only...

    I have the original Safe-T-Planer and have only used it a couple of times. There is another version out there that I have heard very good reviews of. It is called the Super Six Planer and it is...
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    It is definitely time consuming, but I found it...

    It is definitely time consuming, but I found it very pleasing...almost zen like. i think I had about 34 coats on this one. The trick is that each coat is extremely light (thin). I did about 2...
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    LOL, I left the strings a little long during...

    LOL, I left the strings a little long during setup thinking I might have to take them off and put them back on, so I wanted a little extra length. They are definitely getting cut! I made the ebony...
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    The harsh sound seems to be coming from the...

    The harsh sound seems to be coming from the saddle. I do have the action at the nut a little too low, but I think the problem is at the saddle...I will try that first and see what happens. Thanks!
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    Its a bolt on neck.

    Its a bolt on neck.
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    Deleted post.
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    Build No. 2 Completed (more photos)

    Some more pictures of my build #2
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    Build No. 2 Completed

    I have been lurking here for quite a few years, soaking up knowledge and SLOWLY building. Finally got the courage up to show off my latest build, which is number 2 to date. A tenor uke (high G)...
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    I purchased that DVD and have referenced it many...

    I purchased that DVD and have referenced it many times. Would have loved to have you do more but I understand that it has to be profitable in order for you to spend your time on it.
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    Here are the plans and instructions that Brad...

    Here are the plans and instructions that Brad shared for making finger planes:
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    Brad I still have the plans and instructions that...

    Brad I still have the plans and instructions that you so graciously shared back in 2009 (I think). I'm not sure if your design has changed or not, but I can post what you shared if that would help...
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    And if in your practice you place the heating...

    And if in your practice you place the heating blanket down first, I would reduce the size of the form by the thickness of the heating blanket + the wood being bent.
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    For my 1st uke, I used the Hana Lima plans but...

    For my 1st uke, I used the Hana Lima plans but modified them to use a bolt on neck.
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    Pre-ordered a copy on Amazon for delivery in US. ...

    Pre-ordered a copy on Amazon for delivery in US. So looking forward to it!
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    Amen Chuck....well said.

    Amen Chuck....well said.
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    I've suffered from this for years. Just learned...

    I've suffered from this for years. Just learned to live with it. The worse is at night when trying to go to sleep....if I don't have some kind of background noise I go crazy.
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    Thanks so much everyone. Renaissance wax was on...

    Thanks so much everyone. Renaissance wax was on my radar, but someone had recommended tung oil so I just wanted to check.
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    Finish of choice for bridge?

    I am curious as to what is the go to finish for your bridges?

    I follow this forum fairly close and do not recall this being discussed previously...so apologies in advance if it has.
    Thanks so...
  21. Thread: Binding jig?

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    The Ultimate Binding Jig from Ensor Guitars is...

    The Ultimate Binding Jig from Ensor Guitars is one that doesn't seem to get much exposure here. Takes a little bit of time to feel comfortable using, but it is fantastic. The setup for bindings and...
  22. Thread: Go Bar Clanp

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    I get mine from a kite supplier.......

    I get mine from a kite supplier.... goodwinds.com.
    I buy 0.187" dia. x 48" long fiberglass rods and cut them in half. They also sell vinyl end caps.
    My last purchase was in 2015 and I got 12 rods...
  23. Thread: Finger planes

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    I have 3 of those and actually love them.

    I have 3 of those and actually love them.
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    Beau is there anything supporting the free end of...

    Beau is there anything supporting the free end of the last 3 frets? Can't tell from the pictures. I can't imagine that last fret being able to support any real amount of pressure if it wasn't...
  25. Very nice video....thanks for posting it!

    Very nice video....thanks for posting it!
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