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    one step forward two steps back

    I just put the strings on another soprano and gave it it's final set up..This one I was proud of looked good and sounded good :) I took a lot of care with this one to get everything right...Then I...
  2. Thread: Is it just me?

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    Is it just me?

    I fitted & glued a bridge to a soprano today and when I removed the clamp it looked slanting :(..But when I carefully measured it, it was spot on:)
    I put it down to the grain lines in the top...
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    Yes Bob..I've seen that before ..my brother in...

    Yes Bob..I've seen that before ..my brother in law has it on his garage, I agree it's far superior to the felt and bitumen method.
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    I went on the workshop roof today to look for...

    I went on the workshop roof today to look for where the rain was getting in...To my dismay the roof felt was in a bad way with some rotten boards underneath..and it really needed to be replaced. So I...
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    Humidity in the shed

    We have had a lot of wet weather lately in the UK, and the leak in the workshop roof is getting worse. I intend to get it fixed but I keep putting it off. today after a night of heavy showers I went...
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    Now you make case to fit it in :)

    Now you make case to fit it in :)
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    Very interesting thread...Nice looking...

    Very interesting thread...Nice looking instrument, Is it going to be sprayed translucent red ?...My only criticism is that S.G. stands for Solid Guitar..so this has to be a S.U. model :)
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    Thats very interesting! I didnt know that!... And...

    Thats very interesting! I didnt know that!... And while I was browsing Youtube looking for more info: on double edged blades, I came up with this "Backtooth blade" designed for cutting...
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    Double edge saw blade..Nice!

    Double edge saw blade..Nice!
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    It's a world record

    Just listed this soprano on a well known auction site and it sold in 7 mins 45 seconds.121765
  11. Thread: Not Happy

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    It's now on the usual selling site ... a bargain...

    It's now on the usual selling site ... a bargain :)
  12. Thread: Not Happy

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    Anyway I strung it up and gave it a test... altho...

    Anyway I strung it up and gave it a test... altho the construction is a bit off ... It sounds very good, and is easy to play with an action of approx: 2.8mm at the 12th fret..Here is my attempt at...
  13. Thread: Not Happy

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    Or Halloween..When we leave the EU....err Maybe...

    Or Halloween..When we leave the EU....err Maybe ...who knows :)
  14. Thread: Not Happy

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    I already have a wall full of rejects ..I don't...

    I already have a wall full of rejects ..I don't need any more.:(
  15. Thread: Not Happy

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    Not Happy

    I'm struggling with a soprano that is giving me problems it hasn't gone together as it should (My fault I suppose :( ).. The tone and playability is great but! the sound hole is off centre and the...
  16. Don't do it !! it takes a life time to aquire...

    Don't do it !! it takes a life time to aquire you tools like that....In no time at all your daughter will be grown up and married off before you know it.
    (Talking from experience my little girl is...
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    Another one completed

    Finaly got this one finished it's the last one i'm making with binding co's I struggle with it these days...It plays great and sounds great .
    Koa body, Sapele neck, Ebony fretboard, Ox bone nut and...
  18. Thread: Latest New Toy

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    Try making some nuts and bolts using the screw...

    Try making some nuts and bolts using the screw cutting gears ..that should give you a bit of fun..Or misery......It all starts with the cutting tools being on the centre line of the work piece if...
  19. Thread: Latest New Toy

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    The drums are there for repair....That's what...

    The drums are there for repair....That's what Mike does for a living..He makes , repairs and plays drums.
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    This came with the new lathe

    NO ! i'm not going to use this one.

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  21. Thread: Latest New Toy

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    Latest New Toy

    This is a Sealey SM27 lathe I got on eBay at a bargain price.
    It's mainly used by my Son Mike..But! I have a few ideas for it :)
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    Titch ..I notice that your builds are getting...

    Titch ..I notice that your builds are getting more professional looking lately.. Have you bought some more tools ? :)
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    I improved my fret installation methods and now I...

    I improved my fret installation methods and now I don't need to level and crown anymore..just a light dress and polish required.
  24. Thread: Vita Uke

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    Sorry Rodney...I read it wrong... apologies...

    Sorry Rodney...I read it wrong... apologies ....so it's 3 inch-spacing. I must go for an eye test.
  25. Thread: Vita Uke

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    go back to the first drawing it shows the back...

    go back to the first drawing it shows the back bracing pitch at 3 inch from the base then 6 inch to the middle brace this only leaves 5/8 inch to the neck joint. Dunnit?
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