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  1. If it's the two back braces that are still...

    If it's the two back braces that are still secure, that makes it much easier. The brace beneath the damaged area on the front will be quite easy to replace.

    John Colter
  2. Thread: Jazz chords?

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    That is an interesting video! I'm gonna steal...

    That is an interesting video! I'm gonna steal that intro. Niiice!

    John Colter
  3. Your approach to this repair is perfectly...

    Your approach to this repair is perfectly practical. It makes sense to use the hole in the front for access when repairing the back. I would not be concerned about creating unwanted tension.

    As...
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    Did I read that today is Ken Timms's eightieth...

    Did I read that today is Ken Timms's eightieth birthday? Hopefully this uke will bring in a good price to warm the old fella's heart!

    All the best, Young Ken, from Old John Colter!
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    Hmmm - I'll avoid boxwood and balsa wood, thank...

    Hmmm - I'll avoid boxwood and balsa wood, thank you very much! Somewhere in between, there are much more suitable types of wood.

    John C.
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    "The concept of tonewood is a joke, for the most...

    "The concept of tonewood is a joke, for the most part wood is wood"

    I don't understand what you mean by that statement. My experience of working with wood tells me that not all wood is the same....
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    Yup - I'd agree with that. John C.

    Yup - I'd agree with that.

    John C.
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    As you say, it isn't a crack. If it were mine,...

    As you say, it isn't a crack. If it were mine, and had been like that for some years, not becoming worse, I'd be inclined to leave well alone.

    I'm guessing there is no reinforcing strip on the...
  9. I'm a strummer/would be singer. A twelve fret...

    I'm a strummer/would be singer. A twelve fret soprano is all I need. (So why do I have two dozen of 'em?!) I sometimes venture as high as the tenth fret, but beyond that is terra incognita. If access...
  10. Thread: Disaster

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    Disaster!

    The repair went well. It now has now six internal cleats and is really solid. Applying a shellac finish is something new for me, but I haven't messed it up - yet! It's been suggested that I leave it...
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    Ah! So that "H" isn't an "S", it's an "N". I'm...

    Ah! So that "H" isn't an "S", it's an "N". I'm glad that's settled!

    John Colter
  12. Thread: Luna Koa?

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    The price tells me that it is not solid Koa. ...

    The price tells me that it is not solid Koa.

    John Colter
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    "Don't forget to let it acclimate to the...

    "Don't forget to let it acclimate to the temperature and humidity before you open the case"

    That's a good point. I've never done that, but will in future.

    John Colter
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    Dontcha just hate it when that happens! Fingers...

    Dontcha just hate it when that happens! Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

    John Colter
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    Never again will you be able to say, "I'm not an...

    Never again will you be able to say, "I'm not an artist" - clearly, you are. Excellent job!

    John Colter
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    Welcome, Wooley Bear! Another ancient Briton...

    Welcome, Wooley Bear! Another ancient Briton here. I've been at it for about twenty-five years. Still struggling, but managing to fool some of the people, some of the time. I've tried all sizes of...
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    What a strange and unnecessary diatribe. If you...

    What a strange and unnecessary diatribe. If you don't like that particular uke, take the refund. That's how it works when you buy online.

    It isn't faulty - you just don't like it.

    John Colter
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    A very well realized project. It looks great and...

    A very well realized project. It looks great and sounds good. Congratulations!

    John Colter
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    I cannot regard tuning pegs as cheap, disposable...

    I cannot regard tuning pegs as cheap, disposable items. They should be a "fit it and forget it" component. I don't care how inexpensive they are, if they cannot be relied upon, totally, then I would...
  20. "No Nigerian princes or lonely young women have...

    "No Nigerian princes or lonely young women have made contact so far."

    There should be a dating site to introduce all those Nigerian princes to the lonely young women. They deserve each other.
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    Good points, Graham. I think the small size of...

    Good points, Graham. I think the small size of the soprano, which is such an advantage in some respects, makes it look toy-like, and some folk feel better with something bigger in their hands.

    As...
  22. Thread: Disaster

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    Thanks, kkimura. In the post op. period, it will...

    Thanks, kkimura. In the post op. period, it will be most beneficial for the patient to undertake a period of physiotherapy. Taken gently, at first, but building up to a strenuous daily work-out. I...
  23. Thread: Disaster

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    Disaster!

    The split starts about half an inch from the heel block, and runs almost the full length of the side to within half an inch of the tail block. At first, the edges of the split were not well aligned...
  24. Temperature, pressure, humidity and ABV affect...

    Temperature, pressure, humidity and ABV affect the pitch and sound of my ukulele. It's a minefield! I don't know how we manage.

    John Colter
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    This is intriguing, ukestudent123. What you are...

    This is intriguing, ukestudent123. What you are describing is not possible - "the uke looks fine! No warping, no bowing, laying a straightedge along the fretboard shows no problems there, the bridge...
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