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  1. Thread: Black Micarta

    by Timbuck
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    Black Micarta

    Bob told me in another thread he makes his nuts from Black Micarta ??..I didnt know what this was so I did a quick search and found this video.
    Time for some DIY I think...
  2. So "great minds think alike.. or fools rarely...

    So "great minds think alike.. or fools rarely differ" its got to be one or the other :)
  3. Thread: New Starter

    by Timbuck
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    New Starter

    I have decided to start a new apprentice..he is an odd little fellow but he seems keen to learn.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51182498182_ac4a763e4a_k.jpgA545A3F8-5B9F-4BB7-9346-06E8553486CF...
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    You can use a four point one to check centres...

    You can use a four point one to check centres just use 3 legs and forget about the end one,:D
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    Then when you buy another , dont play it, just...

    Then when you buy another , dont play it, just put it in a glass case and hang it on the wall. :rolleyes:
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    Yes I believe the Anahu shape was based on two...

    Yes I believe the Anahu shape was based on two perfect circular shapes... so im told, :)
  7. As my nuts and saddles are mostly made with Ebony...

    As my nuts and saddles are mostly made with Ebony and they are all more or less the same soprano size and profile , I make them in long lengths and then cut them off to size and i only have to shape...
  8. Bob! in the past Ive held small items like nuts...

    Bob! in the past Ive held small items like nuts and saddles in a vice like that one and run them through the thickness sander to level them ..it works great.
  9. Sorry about that ..I must have got mixed up with...

    Sorry about that ..I must have got mixed up with another tool with with a similar name :) .....133974
  10. You cannot go wrong with clamps ... these are my...

    You cannot go wrong with clamps ... these are my favourite ones made by Kleg ..they clamp all sizes automatically without having to adjust.
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    I’ll sort out my inbox later today..Meanwhile I...

    I’ll sort out my inbox later today..Meanwhile I have made a video of how I make the steel strips that form part of the gauge I have also included the video I made a couple of years ago of the...
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    yep ! I got it ...it will take a few days before...

    yep ! I got it ...it will take a few days before I can start ..I have to dig out the jigs and tooling and set up the fly press .
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    String spacing gauge

    While having a tidy up session in the workshop I discovered that I had a few spare parts left over to make a few more of these ..I recon I can make up another dozen or so of the 4 pointer type so if...
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    Hi again Matt...maybe this little device I...

    Hi again Matt...maybe this little device I imagined up would help you get the fret wire the right way up when you hammer it in at one end. I made it from some brass shim, but a tin can would do just...
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    I have had that as well...I tried folding a piece...

    I have had that as well...I tried folding a piece of tape around the wire end with the tab in line with the tang so I could line it up straight before the hammer tap...it worked a bit but not ideal.
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    You don’t have to just rely on the torque wrench...

    You don’t have to just rely on the torque wrench clicking when it reaches goal..you can stop before it clicks if you think it is tight enough and you can add more pressure after the click if you...
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    Rosewood fretboard source

    Ive been getting these Guitar fretboard blanks from Amazon 3 at a time ... AAA quality Rosewood.
    and with careful resawing I can get 4 ukulele boards out of each one. Works out at 2.40 UKP per...
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    You just start off with light pressure then...

    You just start off with light pressure then increase the torque setting until it seats them nice ... (Mine is set at 46 Newton Meters or 34 Foot Lbs) then lock it in place for good. Simple.:cheers:
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    Bending with heat usually means it will stay...

    Bending with heat usually means it will stay bent..as same as bending the sides on a hot iron..Also there are loads of furniture products out there that are heat bent....so hopefully all will be well.
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    Hi Matt ..I always run the point of a scriber in...

    Hi Matt ..I always run the point of a scriber in the slots opening em out a bit .. and I find tapping the frets in just at one end with a plastic hammer with the fretboard on a flat steel block...
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    Thats a great invention...love it :)

    Thats a great invention...love it :)
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    I cant get anything on that link Pete. :(

    I cant get anything on that link Pete. :(
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    Warped and twisted neck blank video

    I roughed out a batch of neck blanks last year and most of then turned out ok after storage...but a few decided to stress relieve themselves over the months and ended up a bit twisted..this is the...
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    Those chords are more or less what I play only I...

    Those chords are more or less what I play only I like to add a G in the phrase "riding in the TT races".. like D7 //// G / G6/
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    Soprano Martin style waist bends at 1 inch radius...

    Soprano Martin style waist bends at 1 inch radius sometimes crack or leave gaps in mahogany linings, usually at each side of the waist bends...pre bending I find, gives a nice snug fit, but not...
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