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  1. Just updated this thread.... ...

    Just updated this thread....

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?145616-Steel-string-baritone-options&highlight=steel+string+acoustic
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    I was looking for a steel string acoustic...

    I was looking for a steel string acoustic alternative and found this at the Mandolin Cafe;

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/148519-GDAE-steel-string-Baritone-ukulele

    I ordered a set...
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    Go to ukeeducation.org There are good...

    Go to ukeeducation.org

    There are good resources for blues for both types of tuning.
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    C.B. Gitty has parts for your desired builds....

    C.B. Gitty has parts for your desired builds. They tend to be on cheap side, but will work.
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    Hey Mike, I am not a qualified luthier, however I...

    Hey Mike, I am not a qualified luthier, however I have shimmed a few saddles. I recommend using the hardest material you can work with for the shim. Dense wood or plastic will work. The energy from...
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    Hey Tony it looks great, any chance for a sound...

    Hey Tony it looks great, any chance for a sound sample?
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    +1 for walnut and cedar. These are my go to...

    +1 for walnut and cedar. These are my go to woods. :)
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    This thread just about describes my situation. I...

    This thread just about describes my situation. I also am just about retired and looking for some instruction. I live in Abbotsford BC about an hour from Vancouver. I plan to contact Coloma Guitars to...
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    Try here; ...

    Try here;

    https://www.lmii.com/plans/3567-plan-baritone-ukulele-red-sands.html

    I am building 2 of these. O'brien Guitars also has a video coarse from the designer of these plans.
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    I have in a pinch when I cannot carry 2...

    I have in a pinch when I cannot carry 2 instruments. I have yet to find a capo that lets me do this with comfort, so generally avoid it.
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    Yes the pipe is open at both ends. If you squash...

    Yes the pipe is open at both ends. If you squash the BBQ lighter slowly and carefully you can get it to bend in and fit. It may crack, but as long as it doesn't completely break it will still work.
    ...
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    Over the last couple of years I ordered plan and...

    Over the last couple of years I ordered plan and parts with no problems. I even had some advice I requested by email about some of the measurements.

    Hopefully your order gets filled as the...
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    I welded a 1" pipe to the inside of a short piece...

    I welded a 1" pipe to the inside of a short piece of 2" pipe and squashed a charcoal lighter into the smaller pipe. I have about %' inches of either size to work with. I use a variable light switch...
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    I apologize for the remarks our ex PM made about...

    I apologize for the remarks our ex PM made about this storm. None should ever wish bad things about others, even if you disagree with their politics.

    Not so proud Canadian.
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    Made a pledge to get a digital copy!

    Made a pledge to get a digital copy!
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    If you ever travel a little east to the Fraser...

    If you ever travel a little east to the Fraser Valley, look me up. Would love to jam for an hour or so.

    Pat
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    Alas my repair failed :( I decided to remove...

    Alas my repair failed :(

    I decided to remove the top and replace it. Once the top was removed I could see the cleats did not hit the spot I had hoped. It also appears I did not get good...
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    This is purely coincidental, last Friday I was at...

    This is purely coincidental, last Friday I was at a local hole in the wall called "The Railyard" in Mission BC.

    The performers were from Windsor - Mark Crampsie on guitar and Jennie Brice on...
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    Update, I used hide glue, magnets and a home made...

    Update, I used hide glue, magnets and a home made clamp to fix the cracks. I used magnets to glue the cracks shut. I placed two cleats on the inside with the aid of of a home built clamp. The home...
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    Thanks again, I found this reference; ...

    Thanks again, I found this reference;

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?101974-Candling-a-Top
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    Thanks Pete, I found this description of candling...

    Thanks Pete, I found this description of candling testing.

    "There is an old method of dating wood called the Candle Test, used to date violins. Holding a light behind wood recently harvested will...
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    Hey PetalumaResuke the sound board is flat. I...

    Hey PetalumaResuke the sound board is flat. I also saw no signs of bridge rotation.

    The top was installed during the winter, however our winters are not cold or dry. Nine degrees (Celsius)and...
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    Thanks for the responses. I believe the final...

    Thanks for the responses. I believe the final thickness was about 1.7mm.
    I agree the cracks look so similar that they may have been there all along.
    I am guilty of only clamping the thicker...
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    Here are the pictures.

    Here are the pictures.
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    Crack in top - Tenor Englemann Spruce

    Hey all, just looking opinions on what might have gone wrong here. I built this last year and just the other day I noticed two cracks running from the bridge to the tail. It almost looks like the...
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