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  1. Thread: The Cost

    by Pete Howlett
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    Tell that tom my son - there are very few...

    Tell that tom my son - there are very few benefits now to having a limited company.
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    Very nicely built. Classical guitar maker?

    Very nicely built. Classical guitar maker?
  3. Thread: The Cost

    by Pete Howlett
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    The Cost

    For the self employed in the UK we pay forward our taxes and rarely get rebates. The next 12 instruments I build will pay my tax bill, settle loans and cover the necessary purchase of materials and...
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    Strange.... if you are acquainted with the work...

    Strange.... if you are acquainted with the work of Son House you'll see what I am referencing.
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    Robbie has a great on-line course. However,...

    Robbie has a great on-line course. However, everything you need to know can be found free on YouTube.
  6. I can report that using the .050" shim gives...

    I can report that using the .050" shim gives almost the same result as depressing the 2nd fret and using paper as a feeler gauge. So I will continue to use the shim method - it makes sense.
  7. Along with banjos and resonators ukulele players...

    Along with banjos and resonators ukulele players love to 'mess' with their instruments and I have had a few returned that have been 'messed'. My nuts cannot easily be replaced by a anyone because ...
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    I guess the question then, "Is Luthierie a...

    I guess the question then, "Is Luthierie a profession?"

    My PD consultant has me down in his notes as a 'master ukulele maker'.

    When I registered my father's death I gave his profession as...
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    Tom Ziegenspeck is a luthier, he has a...

    Tom Ziegenspeck is a luthier, he has a certificate and masters to prove it. You'll have to google him, forum won't accept his http.
  10. Not sure what y'all are trying to say. It's not...

    Not sure what y'all are trying to say. It's not about a rule of thumb - my 50 thou shim is a starting point and a good one at that. Obsession about action has in my opinion migrated into the ukulele...
  11. It's not my practice and since I have never tried...

    It's not my practice and since I have never tried it I just cannot comment. I'll try it tomorrow and return and report.
  12. Were it all so simple eh? .050" = 1.2mm. The...

    Were it all so simple eh?
    .050" = 1.2mm. The Stewmac fretwire I use is 0.040" or 1.02mm. All correct there because the shim and bar method is a 'guide' and a system I developed for my #UFS enabling...
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    Excellent solution. Bravo!

    Excellent solution. Bravo!
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    All the best Dennis.

    All the best Dennis.
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    Thanks everyone. My YouTube channel will be...

    Thanks everyone. My YouTube channel will be edited content so no bumbling about the workshop. It's not like my fly-on-the-bench broadcasts I do on FaceBook and I will do what I stated I will do which...
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    New YouTube channel

    After nearly 7 years of no real content on YouTube I have decided to add content again.

    Unlike before where I had 134 videos showing the various stages of construction, completed works demos and...
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    There will be something to replace it!

    There will be something to replace it!
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    EORI Number UK

    If you send more than 3 parcels/packages from UK to US you will have to get an EORI number for the customs forms.
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    Computer Numeric Control....

    Computer Numeric Control....
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    Rare workshop 2nd FS 850 or $1400 Now Sold

    Hi folks. We were getting this instrument ready for shipping to our UK store when we discovered this 'workshop ding' last image (follow link - image too small to upload!). It is hardly noticeable,...
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    Ukulele Boxes FS: 12/$16

    This is what my CNC does when I am engaged in doing other things - whimsical 'pick' box in English oak, alder, korina or yew with a burl chestnut lid. 2" x 3" approx. Oil finish. Christmas stocking...
  22. Thread: V Brace

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    V Brace

    My answer....122697
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    Graphtech ukulele tuner review

    I wrote to the company asking for a sample tuner. They kindly sent me a set promptly and FOC. This was my reply to them. They don't work for me but I would recommend them to anyone thinking of...
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    Will post video tomorrow.
  25. FS New Ditson style concert: 1150/$1450

    When I run a build course I do a parallel build and this is the result. It's mildly figured koa with a matt cellulose finish and my signature 'Georgian Mahogany' stained neck and planetary tuners....
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