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  1. Thread: LMI Gramil

    by Red Cliff
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    Hans van Velzen does a very nice gramil tool, but...

    Hans van Velzen does a very nice gramil tool, but it ain't cheap. I like the lmii one, and the Hock blades are very good.
  2. As long as it doesn't move with a gentle poke of...

    As long as it doesn't move with a gentle poke of the finger then all is good - you don't want it vibrating and making weird noises.

    Just my opinion, but you could make those blocks a fair bit...
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    We need a photo really.

    We need a photo really.
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    Stephen Boone has a very good YouTube video if...

    Stephen Boone has a very good YouTube video if how he makes his finger planes. They work very well.
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    Not that long ago a lot of luthiers boiled their...

    Not that long ago a lot of luthiers boiled their sides in giant tin baths. Don't remember anyone complaining about the results. It all works, has its pros and cons, but it works.
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    I always presumed the narrowing of the neck is in...

    I always presumed the narrowing of the neck is in order to allow the strings to lay over the nut an angle in order to give room for the tuners. What i mean is that if all the strings were parallel,...
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    Ok, i will say it... For your 1st uke, and the...

    Ok, i will say it... For your 1st uke, and the size of a tenor the plan itself isn't going to make much difference to the sound of the finished uke. I would go with whichever methods seem most...
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    They have a Facebook page, you can try messaging...

    They have a Facebook page, you can try messaging through that. They have a different phone number published there 808-230-9277.
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    Hana Lima. 12 bucks.

    Hana Lima. 12 bucks.
  10. Thread: Brrrrrrrr!

    by Red Cliff
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    You need to get that shed insulated and then some...

    You need to get that shed insulated and then some electric radiators with built in thermostats to keep at a constant temperature.
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    I have and do use walnut on necks for classical...

    I have and do use walnut on necks for classical guitars, haven't ever used it on a uke neck, but i think it would work just fine. Depends a lot on the wood in front of you, but it isn't noticeably...
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    I bet it is down the side/back of your truck...

    I bet it is down the side/back of your truck seat. If i had a pound/ dollar for every time my cell phone has fallen out when i sit down in my car i would be a rich man. Worth another look. Hope you...
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    The bridge fixing is just so simple, i love it....

    The bridge fixing is just so simple, i love it. Get a stick, wrap string around it and the neck to create downwards pressure, then loop around the end of the string to create a lip to stop the bridge...
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    Hawaii here i come... Pun intended.

    Hawaii here i come... Pun intended.
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    Well, I'm not a pro builder, but i sometimes use...

    Well, I'm not a pro builder, but i sometimes use a 5 min epoxy for braces, also PU sometimes. Tends not to be on my ukes, but on some guitars. There used to be/is an approach to building that...
  16. Thread: Neck Woes

    by Red Cliff
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    Something gone wrong with the solera. The big...

    Something gone wrong with the solera. The big sell of the Spanish joint is that the neck angle is fixed early doors. As others have said, did you glue this up off the solera? You will have to take...
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    Something like T9 from Boeshield? Or wax them?

    Something like T9 from Boeshield? Or wax them?
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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery Chuck.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery Chuck.
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    Ken's favourite is Macallan 50 yr old... Ken,...

    Ken's favourite is Macallan 50 yr old...

    Ken, let me know when it arrives and I'll pop round for a dram :drool:
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    Workshop

    So, not so much what is going on in my shed, but building the shed itself. Moved house, needed a workshop. Just need to lay an electricity cable now.
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    Over on delcamp the classical site this is much...

    Over on delcamp the classical site this is much discussed. Most add relief to bass side between 1st and 5th fret. See here for a discussion thread....
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    In the UK I have sourced some Alaskan Yellow...

    In the UK I have sourced some Alaskan Yellow Cedar for neck blanks from a ship builders timber merchant (Robbins Timber). That is a bit far away for you - but may help in sourcing what you need...
  23. Ken, surely the answer is to turn the lights off...

    Ken, surely the answer is to turn the lights off :o
  24. Thread: I was outbid

    by Red Cliff
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    Buying the knickers of someone with the surname...

    Buying the knickers of someone with the surname Braun (Brown) seems like a risky strategy to me..:D
  25. On almost all of the classical and acoustic...

    On almost all of the classical and acoustic guitar forums Ziricote is affectionately known as 'Mexican Crackwood'. I guess that is for a reason.;)
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