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  1. I install quite a few pickups. If you think you...

    I install quite a few pickups. If you think you will be doing very, many it would be worth the $ to buy an endpin jack reamer #4323 from Stew-Mac. Kind of an expensive goodie, but worth it. I've used...
  2. I received an e-mail asking for a sound sample....

    I received an e-mail asking for a sound sample. That's not an uncommon request, so thought I'd post my reply here.

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    Thanks for the e-mail. I know that sound samples are...
  3. New Pegasus Traditional Tenor Ukulele For Sale

    I recently completed this Natural Series tenor ukulele. I build in 2 different shapes and this is my Traditional shape. Photos, details and pricing can be seen here ...
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    Having lived in hawaii for the past nearly 40...

    Having lived in hawaii for the past nearly 40 years, I've worked on many, many Kamakas. Problem with repairs like this is that many, if not most of those old Kamaka ukes are sanded paper thin in...
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    What was the mold form made from? Thanks, Bob

    What was the mold form made from? Thanks, Bob
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    Ken- Thanks for the info. I'm really sorry that I...

    Ken- Thanks for the info. I'm really sorry that I did not get the early start with the lathe that you did. Working with metal, or rather playing in my case, is very satisfying. I'm just adding a DRO...
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    Timbuck-I have a similar sized home machinist...

    Timbuck-I have a similar sized home machinist lathe, and a similar sized mini-mill. Had both for a couple of years. I can do simple stuff on them, but with no experience and no experienced friends,...
  8. Uke has been sold.

    Uke has been sold.
  9. Thanks for the kind words folks. The uke is now...

    Thanks for the kind words folks. The uke is now on hold 9/3/19. Yes the soundport binding is pheasant wood.
  10. Pegasus'"Natural Series" Classic Tenor Uke For Sale

    I finished one of my "Natural Series" tenor ukuleles last week. It's for sale, and you can see it here http://www.pegasusguitars.com/natural-series-tenor-ukulele-for-sale-august-2019.html Enjoy...
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    Rough cut before bending, bend and sand to shape...

    Rough cut before bending, bend and sand to shape in a dish or by planing or whatever method you use before putting in the kerfing, put in the kerfing and shape them again to final shape before...
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    That's the same track pump I have. Excellent for...

    That's the same track pump I have. Excellent for bikes and inflatable sanding drums. Good idea to keep it on the bench. I always have to search for mine. Would be great to have a bench big enough to...
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    My bender cools for reuse very fast with a fan...

    My bender cools for reuse very fast with a fan blowing up into it from underneath.
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    Thanks for the kudos guys. My blankets are U.S....

    Thanks for the kudos guys. My blankets are U.S. made and that makes buying from me more expensive. I have no idea if they are actually any better than the Chinese ones, because mine are the only...
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    That is not quite accurate. Actually, they did...

    That is not quite accurate. Actually, they did cut the forests down. I've been in and around the koa forest for over 30 years and almost no koa comes from any plantation. Planting of koa has only...
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    I suspect that the further back you go with...

    I suspect that the further back you go with Martin, or any factory instrument, the more "handmade" they become. That allows for more mistakes, or drifting from the plan, than actual design changes. I...
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    As I said in an earlier post, here in Hawaii 4,...

    As I said in an earlier post, here in Hawaii 4, 6, and 8 string necks are all the same size. No difference in width in a factory Kamaka neck in the past, and they set the standard. If you start...
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    Seems like discussions of CNC/Laser machine...

    Seems like discussions of CNC/Laser machine abilities come up often enough that the UU should start a separate forum for those who care. In this increasingly programmers world, I'm sure this computer...
  19. I've more commonly seen this style of what is...

    I've more commonly seen this style of what is called the "Spanish Method". It uses slightly more storage space than the video, but it is very sturdy, has less moving parts, and everything is all in 1...
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    Kekani & Josh, I've had a rolling pin sander for...

    Kekani & Josh,
    I've had a rolling pin sander for at least 30 years. Actually I have 2. I got them when I was doing furniture building. Never really found them that useful. Tools are funny. What 1...
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    Kekani, I've been trying to forget about this...

    Kekani,
    I've been trying to forget about this jig since I saw it sometime ago. Like I need another one! I have a similar laminate trimmer base made out of UHMW, which works fine. I also have the...
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    I like my Knew Concepts saws and use all the...

    I like my Knew Concepts saws and use all the sizes. If I have any issues with them, it's that the system used to hold the blade is a little iffy, especially on the handle end. I've changed and...
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    Other than the noxious sanding dust it produces...

    Other than the noxious sanding dust it produces and the all too common white mineral stains, Pheasant Wood is one of my favorites.I don't use ebony or rosewood, anymore, and we don't have too many...
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    Josh- Hope you're doing well over there. Here is...

    Josh- Hope you're doing well over there. Here is a different way to bind sound ports. Takes only a few minutes and makes a foolproof tight fit. With a little imagination you can adapt it to any size...
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    Keep up the good work Brad. Hope to see you again...

    Keep up the good work Brad. Hope to see you again at the beach house again next year.--Bob G.
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