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  1. That's awesome. Reminds me of Roger Dean's album...

    That's awesome. Reminds me of Roger Dean's album cover artwork.
  2. I have a G9126 Nut width = 1.90" / 48.3mm...

    I have a G9126
    Nut width = 1.90" / 48.3mm
    String spacing @ nut = 1.56" / 39.5mm
    String spacing @ bridge = 2.36" / 60.0mm
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    Wow, that is a beautiful instrument. Thanks for...

    Wow, that is a beautiful instrument. Thanks for sharing the video.

    It inspired me to try slack key ( open G) tuning on a parlor acoustic. I’m having fun with it. Thanks for the inspiration! I...
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    Here is an interesting read about curly vs...

    Here is an interesting read about curly vs quilted maple, in the context of electric guitars, specifically Les Pauls:
    https://www.lespaulforum.com/slubarticle/maple/figure.html
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    That’s amazing and beautiful. Thank for sharing...

    That’s amazing and beautiful. Thank for sharing the pics.
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    Frets installed:...

    Frets installed:...
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    The last 8 months have been tough for me. I had...

    The last 8 months have been tough for me. I had two major surgeries, both with difficult recovery. I've had lots of pain, and must follow the restrictions on lifting, twisting, & bending.

    So...
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    Zinzer spray shellac. The label says it is 100%...

    Zinzer spray shellac. The label says it is 100% dewaxed. I just tried lacquer thinner on a rag and the green nitro wipes off easily.
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    My Stewmac Baritone kit does not want to...

    My Stewmac Baritone kit does not want to cooperate. To make a long story short, I messed up the original build. Neck angle was way off. I sawed the neck off and am rebuilding it as a bolt-on neck. To...
  10. Thread: First Build

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    That's a handsome looking uke! Very nice. ...

    That's a handsome looking uke! Very nice.

    Makes me eager to get back to work on my Stewmac tenor and concert builds which have been on hold while I recover from back surgery.

    And I agree with...
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    San Diego area. I’m in the hospital now. Had back...

    San Diego area. I’m in the hospital now. Had back surgery yesterday, go home today to start healing. Strong pain meds make it difficult to type.

    It’s eerily quiet here. Nurses are calling this...
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    I made some mistakes. This biggest mistake was...

    I made some mistakes.

    This biggest mistake was using the wide strip of sandpaper, as shown in my previous posts. I think it's much better to use a strip narrower than the width of the neck, so you...
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    Sand until all marks are gone...

    Sand until all marks are gone...
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    No video, but I have some pictures of the...

    No video, but I have some pictures of the process. Here are the steps I followed.

    Draw centerline on neck and body
    Position body in jig, align the centers. Move the jig's tail stop into...
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    Thanks for the jig idea, klr. It was fun to...

    Thanks for the jig idea, klr.

    It was fun to build. I added hold down clamps to hold the neck in alignment when adjusting the fence.
    ...
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    Thanks! I was overthinking this and the solution...

    Thanks! I was overthinking this and the solution was so simple.


    Yep those Stewmac dowel pins are lousy. I just drilled the neck holes to 1/4" and found some fluted 1/4" x 1.25" dowel pins that...
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    I think we can still get Klean Strip VM&P Naptha...

    I think we can still get Klean Strip VM&P Naptha from Amazon shipped here. I bought some about 2 months ago and it arrived quickly.
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    Adding an Ebony headstock overlay:...

    Adding an Ebony headstock overlay:...
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    Other progress: I fabricated an ebony bridge to...

    Other progress: I fabricated an ebony bridge to replace the walnut one provided in the kit:...
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    Thanks for sharing this, and also for the neck...

    Thanks for sharing this, and also for the neck fitting jig in the other thread. I'm building the neck/body fitting jig now.

    At least one, and maybe both of the pre-drilled 6mm neck dowel holes...
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    Collecting ebony sawdust for next time I do inlay...

    Collecting ebony sawdust for next time I do inlay work....
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    Finished the fretboard inlays today. I was really...

    Finished the fretboard inlays today. I was really surprised how well the ebony dust + super glue hides the mistakes. But I think there is some sandpaper grit that got into the gap on 12th fret inlay...
  23. 1. Get comfortable with chord names on ukulele (I...

    1. Get comfortable with chord names on ukulele (I am still thinking as a guitarist then transposing)
    2. Play ukulele every day, even if it is only for a few minutes
    3. Finish learning Jake...
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    Build progress up to now. Looking good so far I...

    Build progress up to now. Looking good so far I think.
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    Starting to route the ebony fretboard for inlays:...

    Starting to route the ebony fretboard for inlays:...
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