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    Fanx Pete. I really admire your skills and your...

    Fanx Pete. I really admire your skills and your dedication, and lately your ability to adapt to your new condition and limitations. You have helped me so much the last ten years, since UkeTalk, and...
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    I’ll shut up really soon. I promise. But four...

    I’ll shut up really soon. I promise. But four reels in the right guages of the expensive Seaguar blue label leader would be 85 bucks (and there are cheaper leaders). 25 yards of strings in total....
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    Lol indeed - you mean you had the info you needed...

    Lol indeed - you mean you had the info you needed from the start? And 2 bucks a set is more than I would pay if I cut them off my Seaguar reels.

    Bear in mind that you asked in a luthier's forum, I...
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    Yes, I suppose nylon would do for the intended...

    Yes, I suppose nylon would do for the intended purpose. Can’t argue with a price like that.
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    Yeah, buy Seaguar (blue or red) or Extreme...

    Yeah, buy Seaguar (blue or red) or Extreme fishing line leaders. Reels of 20 or 50 yards. Try the break strengths 40-80-60-30 for g-c-e-a. You will need to part with a good sum for those four reels...
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    I could maybe send some Viking work ethos!...

    I could maybe send some Viking work ethos! Where’s dat pigeon...
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    Ken, I do the back of my headstocks with a wee...

    Ken, I do the back of my headstocks with a wee handplane. Easy peasy.
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    That’d be masurbjörk in Swedish. I have one still...

    That’d be masurbjörk in Swedish. I have one still growing in my aunt’s garden. She wants it cut down but I wait for it to get bigger.
  9. Thread: Question.

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    A brand new Argapa isn’t always either.

    A brand new Argapa isn’t always either.
  10. Ha ha, I’m intrigued. In everything I do I ask...

    Ha ha, I’m intrigued. In everything I do I ask myself (when no-one can hear), how hard can it be. Then I do it. If I were hellbent on raising fret height I buy buy tiny brass tubes from a hobby...
  11. Thread: Neck Woes

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    Or try the kind of joint I looked into a couple...

    Or try the kind of joint I looked into a couple of months back, there’s a thread about it here.
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    No need to place the veneer joint exactly over...

    No need to place the veneer joint exactly over the joint in the mahogany. A difference there would make a stronger back. But glueing mahogany that is already sanded to thickness, I think that sounds...
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    Orange you glad we’re finally making fruit and...

    Orange you glad we’re finally making fruit and veg puns..?
  14. Thread: Rbee ukes

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    Mine ranges from 1.5 to 1.7 depending on species...

    Mine ranges from 1.5 to 1.7 depending on species and characteristics. I’ve done thiner and thicker too but those numbers I feel comfortable with.
  15. Thread: Rbee ukes

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    I think this gentleman does it very similar to my...

    I think this gentleman does it very similar to my method.

    https://youtu.be/kWKcXtksWkU

    And I had a couple of posts apparently.
    ...
  16. Thread: Rbee ukes

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    When I bend on my bending machine, with a heating...

    When I bend on my bending machine, with a heating blanket, I rinse the sides quickly under the tap. Then I fold them into envelopes of aluminium foil, maybe twice around and then roll the ends shut....
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    I built a six string, tuned gCcEeA. Or was it...

    I built a six string, tuned gCcEeA. Or was it gCcEEA. I can highly recommend that. Less faffing about but with a surprisingly wonderful sound.
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    Don’t call me, a Swede, a swede.

    Don’t call me, a Swede, a swede.
  19. Thread: Rbee ukes

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    Don’t soak it for so long. Just spray it as you...

    Don’t soak it for so long. Just spray it as you bend it if it’s needed. Don’t know what vids you’ve seen but look for others.
  20. Thread: Bowed fretboard?

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    Deffo close enough, and you’ll cut off the right...

    Deffo close enough, and you’ll cut off the right end. I had the same concerns as Sequoia but all’s good now.
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    Very interesting. My wife looked on my screen...

    Very interesting. My wife looked on my screen when you went out to turn the vacuum off, only saw a board resting on the bench and my intense staring at it. She asked, what do you think will happen?
  22. Thread: bending sides

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    Anything cooked in a steambox will need a shave...

    Anything cooked in a steambox will need a shave and a haircut afterwards. Cook something curly and it will buckle. Good for building boats but remember the scale of your work here.
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    Sometimes I start with thin ca glue that soaks...

    Sometimes I start with thin ca glue that soaks right in, then follow immediately with medium glue. The thin helps the medium wick into the crack.
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    I think actually I would, if I could.

    I think actually I would, if I could.
  25. Thread: New tenor design

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    Crikey mate, that works! I admire not only your...

    Crikey mate, that works! I admire not only your building skills but also your determination, perseverance, and your abilitiy to use new tech.

    Sending you a Viking hug.
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