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    Not sure why you're not using a radius dish. I...

    Not sure why you're not using a radius dish. I think you might find it very useful. A 15ft dish, which you can make yourself, can be used for both ukes and guitars and used time again. It will be a...
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    If it's only a very small ding and there is no...

    If it's only a very small ding and there is no finish, you could try steaming it out. Apply a wet shop towel over the ding and use a hot soldering iron over the towel above the ding, and allow the...
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    and yet the most revered and expensive spruce,...

    and yet the most revered and expensive spruce, Adirondack, generally has wide grain.
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    I've used similar maple boards reclaimed from an...

    I've used similar maple boards reclaimed from an old school gym, to make 5 string banjo rims and laminated necks.

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    Thanks everyone for the contributions. Much...

    Thanks everyone for the contributions. Much appreciated. Mike.
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    Thanks Paul, hope you're doing well. I'll...

    Thanks Paul, hope you're doing well. I'll probably end up buying Hart, as you have successfully used it, and it seems to be widely recommended for this use. But first I have to buy some binding, and...
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    I've no idea, maybe someone else might chip in...

    I've no idea, maybe someone else might chip in with the answer.
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    I understand what you mean, but there again,...

    I understand what you mean, but there again, there are plastics and plastics. Which are problematic, celluloid or abs or other?
    cheers Mike.
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    Hi Alan, I've seen other forums suggest UHU Hart...

    Hi Alan, I've seen other forums suggest UHU Hart for this purpose, is that what you mean? As for CA, I've always found it's not good for plastics, or at least certain plastics, so I probably wouldn't...
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    Plastic/celluloid binding?

    So far I've only used wood binding, and I'm thinking of giving plastic a try. So what's the difference between ABS plastic binding and celluloid binding, in terms of gluing , workability and finish...
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    should be easy for you with your motorized...

    should be easy for you with your motorized kerfing gizmo!
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    It's quite refreshing to see real pictures with...

    It's quite refreshing to see real pictures with decent focus and definition, instead of the poxy smartphone pics that many have settled for these days.
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    It would be interesting to know whether the top...

    It would be interesting to know whether the top makers such as Martin, Taylor, Gibson, Lowden etc.etc. seal their instruments internally. I'm guessing they don't, but if anyone knows differently?
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    Can't see this on Amazon, Ken, although I see it...

    Can't see this on Amazon, Ken, although I see it on another site for about 15. If it works like you say, I might try it. I've some honduras rosewood sides to hand bend which I've been apprehensive...
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    Titebond original is the standard , which most...

    Titebond original is the standard , which most instrument builders seem to use.
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    I've never tried it myself, but I've read that UHU Hart glue is suitable, if it's available in your location.
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    Is that method not possible on the 16-32 ? I've...

    Is that method not possible on the 16-32 ? I've never tried it myself.
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    Start with the band saw to get close, then finish...

    Start with the band saw to get close, then finish with the bobbin.
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    Ken, skip to about 8 minutes in this video. It's...

    Ken, skip to about 8 minutes in this video. It's one way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo4ojQAGizU
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    Well it's been kerfing day. Contraption idea...

    Well it's been kerfing day. Contraption idea taken from Ken Timms about 3 years ago,but mine's the manual version. 2 or 3 hours laborious work and I have enough for a couple of years. it's nice to...
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    I would imagine sheds up and down the UK were...

    I would imagine sheds up and down the UK were busy today, thanks to the atrocious weather. Anyway, what do you do when you're waiting for laquer to cure, of course you start a new project. So I had a...
  22. Just a big thank you to Allen, Beau and Pete, who...

    Just a big thank you to Allen, Beau and Pete, who persuaded me to level sand. I sprayed 6 coats over 2 days, then went on holiday for a week, came back and level sanded. I've now added a further 6...
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    Lovely stuff. Interesting the way you install the...

    Lovely stuff. Interesting the way you install the grafts, after the bindings are installed. I've never mitered bindings, and all the info I've seen online shows installing the graft first and then...
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    The answer is yes. Get rid of all shellac. Sand...

    The answer is yes. Get rid of all shellac. Sand or scrape.
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    I managed to find a picture of the one I made at...

    I managed to find a picture of the one I made at the time, based on Ken's idea. Basically, it's shaping the end of the connector bolt to form 2 cutting edges.
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