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    Just bought me a Jet 16-32 drum sander last...

    Just bought me a Jet 16-32 drum sander last night.. 121123 time to get dust collection up and running.
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    Not sure possibly, might have to try one without...

    Not sure possibly, might have to try one without a zero fret as well as a proper or shorter scale length.
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    Might just toss it in storage and use it for a...

    Might just toss it in storage and use it for a "super concert " ukulele in the future.
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    Yea, I have seen then in electronics circles for...

    Yea, I have seen then in electronics circles for decades. There are even instructions how to build your own version
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    For me I am feeling a little bummed. Just...

    For me I am feeling a little bummed. Just realized that a neck I was working on for a tenor ukulele is about 5/16 too short.. :(
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    Why not give the pineapple ukulele a shot? Less...

    Why not give the pineapple ukulele a shot? Less curves to deal with I'd your worried about cracking
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    Not so much in my shed but I finally got a resaw...

    Not so much in my shed but I finally got a resaw blade for my bandsaw118328 cut a piece of mesquite I found on the side of the road. Not sure if totally usable for a fretboard they're ...
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    thanks for the information.. would it be safe to...

    thanks for the information.. would it be safe to use the neck information on an acoustic bass ukulele build?
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    Being that it's right before the rootball I'm...

    Being that it's right before the rootball I'm sure there's some lovely patterns. Though At this point I'm not 100% sure if I'll get any suitable body veneers from it. Though I may end up using it for...
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    Sorry to be a pest.. but being new to making ukes...

    Sorry to be a pest.. but being new to making ukes and woodworking in general I tend to have alot of questions.

    I have acquired a slab of kamani wood. I'm told it's a nice alternative to koa for...
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    Basic question, how dry does wood have to be for...

    Basic question, how dry does wood have to be for a fretboard? Picked up some kiawe(mesquite ) to use , but it was freshly cut as well as one that was dried out a bit
    So trying to figure out if I...
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    Aloha from Kapolei, Oahu..

    Aloha from Kapolei, Oahu..
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    I Imagine you'd learn the importance of proper...

    I Imagine you'd learn the importance of proper bridge placement and set up procedures
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    Bass ukulele s

    Has anyone made bass ukelele plans for sale? Wanting to make one for myself.

    I've found conversion kits to make one out of a kids guitar but haven't been able to find plans as of yet.
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    Lychee honey? No leads, lychee fruit? We have a...

    Lychee honey? No leads, lychee fruit? We have a 40year old dwarf lychee tree.

    As far as wood is concerned I have a small stockpile of Sapele scraps given to me by a friend who made art bracing...
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    there are Ohia logs available locally from lumber...

    there are Ohia logs available locally from lumber yards / home improvement stores used in construction for accent pieces so they are still being harvested. as for making a ukulele out of ohia I...
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    thanks for the info.. i have a few slabs if...

    thanks for the info.. i have a few slabs if monkey pod I'm thinking of making a uke with and will be posting an update once the build starts
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    thanks or the welcome.. I added a few pictures to...

    thanks or the welcome.. I added a few pictures to a build album under my profile
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    Any advice? 2 of the ones I got are in the...

    Any advice? 2 of the ones I got are in the 19teens style, not likely that old but look like it. And one pineapple
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    Question.

    Would tracing the shape of a older ukulele be frowned upon? Recently purchased a few older style soprano ukulele and was thinking of copying the body styles.
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    Would you happen to recall if they were they just...

    Would you happen to recall if they were they just back and sides or did it include the soundboard?
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    Just out of curiosity has anyone used monkeypod...

    Just out of curiosity has anyone used monkeypod for a uke? I have a few pieces that I was thinking of using..
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    Aloha from Makakilo Hawaii

    Aloha my name is Peter and I live in Makakilo Hawaii. I've picked up the uke off and on for pretty much my entire life (growing up in Hawaii one tends to do that). Recently I took a ukulele luthier...
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