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    Tenor Bender and Mould up for grabs UK

    As i'm winding down my uke building activeties, I have decided to get rid of some of my gear that I no longer need Mainly A foxy type bender that I put together some years ago from odds and ends...
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    None of these dust collectors are perfect....When...

    None of these dust collectors are perfect....When I worked in a factory that manufactured components for Nuclear Submarines...we had a "sealed clean room" for specialised welding..there were very...
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    I used to do it that way, but not any...

    I used to do it that way, but not any more...Using Pi = 3.142 I calculate the length of each individual strip and I have a setup gauge to cut them to length with a 45 degree mitre at the ends, and I...
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    Old style Martin Rosette

    On my latest batch of my soprano rip off's..I managed to get the rosette dimensions as close to the original 1950's Martins as possible and without any joins hardly showing but they are there :)...
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    After all that work..resawing, marking out,...

    After all that work..resawing, marking out, splicing and gluing, rasping, sanding, Finnishing ...Yes burn it :) and make another.
  6. Thread: Brrrrrrrr!

    by Timbuck
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    Brrrrrrrr!

    Frost on the workshop roof this morning...Temperature down to 3 degrees C inside...space heater blasting full on...Not! a good way to start working :(
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    I'll be interested in this project ... are you...

    I'll be interested in this project ... are you going to build it with an internal mould and Spanish heel ?.
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    Another 10-20 thickness sander broke down (same...

    Another 10-20 thickness sander broke down (same fault) and the chap who bought a repair kit from me gave me this nice feedback today. :)

    Thank you so much for making your Jet drum sander repair...
  9. Thread: Neck angle?

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    I go for no angle ...but if it's an arch top I...

    I go for no angle ...but if it's an arch top I suppose an angle is needed.
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    No I didn't crack them....Mr Moore gave me set of...

    No I didn't crack them....Mr Moore gave me set of koa enough to make one soprano but the front and back book matched pieces were about 6.5 mm thick and I managed to resaw them down the centre with a...
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    Yeh! you got me there :) ..I believe the front...

    Yeh! you got me there :) ..I believe the front and back is from Chuck and the sides from Mr Howlett.
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    Problem Soprano finally completed

    I had lots of struggle with this one...I had to scrap the neck due to a bad twist deveoping in it after it was glued up :( So I had to steam it out and replace it...All went well in the end and now...
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    Latest batch of Cuban

    Having a good time with this latest batch of cuban Mahogany sides ...unlike the the previous lot these were all very easy to bend ..I supose it's all down to grain run out in the end :)
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    Today I was driving up the road and I noticed a...

    Today I was driving up the road and I noticed a stainless steel kitchen pedal bin put out side a house for the scrap men to collect....I used one of these several years ago to make some slats for my...
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    Too late there is a bid on it ..the BIN has now...

    Too late there is a bid on it ..the BIN has now gone.
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    Oh shit...I think I've got an eyelash missing :(

    Oh shit...I think I've got an eyelash missing :(
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    Its now fixed and not a ding in sight :)...

    Its now fixed and not a ding in sight :)
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48941007308_a316b97098_k.jpgIMG_4595 by Ken Timms...
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    one step forward two steps back

    I just put the strings on another soprano and gave it it's final set up..This one I was proud of looked good and sounded good :) I took a lot of care with this one to get everything right...Then I...
  19. Thread: Is it just me?

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    Is it just me?

    I fitted & glued a bridge to a soprano today and when I removed the clamp it looked slanting :(..But when I carefully measured it, it was spot on:)
    I put it down to the grain lines in the top...
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    Yes Bob..I've seen that before ..my brother in...

    Yes Bob..I've seen that before ..my brother in law has it on his garage, I agree it's far superior to the felt and bitumen method.
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    I went on the workshop roof today to look for...

    I went on the workshop roof today to look for where the rain was getting in...To my dismay the roof felt was in a bad way with some rotten boards underneath..and it really needed to be replaced. So I...
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    Humidity in the shed

    We have had a lot of wet weather lately in the UK, and the leak in the workshop roof is getting worse. I intend to get it fixed but I keep putting it off. today after a night of heavy showers I went...
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    Now you make case to fit it in :)

    Now you make case to fit it in :)
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    Very interesting thread...Nice looking...

    Very interesting thread...Nice looking instrument, Is it going to be sprayed translucent red ?...My only criticism is that S.G. stands for Solid Guitar..so this has to be a S.U. model :)
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    Thats very interesting! I didnt know that!... And...

    Thats very interesting! I didnt know that!... And while I was browsing Youtube looking for more info: on double edged blades, I came up with this "Backtooth blade" designed for cutting...
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