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    What Pete said. With my low volume, it will...

    What Pete said. With my low volume, it will gently hold the sides. They're already bent, they're dry, and should fit well enough that little support is needed. Now if the sides are sopping wet,...
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    Funnnnn! That looked like you built it pretty...

    Funnnnn! That looked like you built it pretty fast too.
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    Very nice build. What is your finish? That's...

    Very nice build. What is your finish?

    That's interesting that you build first; play later. How did you come to the decision to build; did you play another stringed instrument? Regardless, that...
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    I didn't see Ken's mold; it's nice, and has some...

    I didn't see Ken's mold; it's nice, and has some features I'd like to use on my next mold build. The attachment shows another method, which utilizes shelving board from Menards I got for $4 per...
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    Really nice work, Ken.

    Really nice work, Ken.
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    That's as nice as anyone would want!

    That's as nice as anyone would want!
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    Good for you. Maybe you'll have better distance...

    Good for you. Maybe you'll have better distance viewing than you've had in years.
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    I just came up from my shop, trying to decide on...

    I just came up from my shop, trying to decide on which binding machine to build or purchase. Then I saw this video, and think how Ribbecke, Dooling, Fleishman, LMI and SM binding machines don't have...
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    Pretty to look at, and I'll bet it's voice is...

    Pretty to look at, and I'll bet it's voice is pretty too. You said you had concerns about bending it. But you got her done right proper.
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    Yes!!! One approach is playing mostly by ear at...

    Yes!!! One approach is playing mostly by ear at the start, as you've described. The other approach is firstly, learning all the notations, scales and modes. As fuzzbass and I've discussed, and as...
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    Both Outdoor and Córdoba ukuleles will do just...

    Both Outdoor and Córdoba ukuleles will do just fine. An Outdoor ukulele is slated for my fleet someday. My main uke is a concert flea, and I also enjoy my Tenor Cedar Mainland too. I live in the...
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    I have ground the cartilage out in my basal...

    I have ground the cartilage out in my basal joint, (osteoarthritis) and am on bone splinters and shards driving into flesh and nerve endings. Most of this was repetitive-motion related, and 50 years...
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    I also have both. New and lesser played ukuleles...

    I also have both. New and lesser played ukuleles have the strap tied at the headstock between tuners. However, I install heel buttons on my favorite ukuleles. I prefer playing with the heel...
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    Professionals in my league (LOL), like Jake...

    Professionals in my league (LOL), like Jake Shimabukuro, use a strap most of the time when on stage.
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    I'm a little late to this thread, but I'm on a vacation, and only have some pill bottles. Gonna give it a try. LOL
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    Man, that is a nice one. You've developed a...

    Man, that is a nice one. You've developed a signature style, from the headstock, soundhole, rosette, to bridge pins. Everything unique is well established, and a Barron real deal for whoever...
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    Bb is a really nice and movable chord. It is an...

    Bb is a really nice and movable chord. It is an F chord on the guitar, and one of my first learned in 1963. It lended to an easy barre chord on the guitar, and my band then, used to play I-V-IV...
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    That was a really good post on why a strap comes...

    That was a really good post on why a strap comes in handy. Mostly useful when standing. Too many ukulele folks are snarky against those who use straps, even to the point of offering to teach them...
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    Bob, I have always admired your work, and this...

    Bob, I have always admired your work, and this one, build #20, is a beaut. Posted on these pages , especially for us luthier wannabes, is great mentoring.
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    Do you normally play by ear, or are you more...

    Do you normally play by ear, or are you more formal? Like TAB and notation.

    I agree that knowing the notes doesn't always transfer into musicality. Music comes from inside. Modes, scales, and...
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    GC talked me into taking a really nice Taylor...

    GC talked me into taking a really nice Taylor nylon string guitar home, with the bring it back if not satisfied policy they had then. Well, I scratched it big time. I felt so bad that I immediately...
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    Have you tried memorizing the keyboard? As a...

    Have you tried memorizing the keyboard? As a newbie to ukuleles, that is my future task. I can't see how it would be possible to read sheet music in standard notation, without first, memorizing the...
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    Nice song. "All of Me" was made popular by Willy...

    Nice song. "All of Me" was made popular by Willy Nelson, and written by Seymore Simons and Gerald Marks

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1ZSZUSrXc8

    I've got the PDF for the chord...
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    Gotcha on that. I'm not sure who they are...

    Gotcha on that. I'm not sure who they are teaching to, and if that audience actually needs to be slowed down that much. My preference for learning new songs is in real time, with a clear shot to the...
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    Thanks sequoia, but the box is closed up. I glued...

    Thanks sequoia, but the box is closed up. I glued the back on a couple of days ago. Trying to make correction is difficult, because my machete is 3" wide and won't fit into the soundhole. LOL :) I...
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