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    Nope. Not really... I would sand flush rather...

    Nope. Not really... I would sand flush rather than scrape.
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    I just use 2 radiused back braces and both are...

    I just use 2 radiused back braces and both are south of the soundhole. Above the soundhole the back is flat so I suppose I get a compound radius. I always thought 3 three braces on the the back of an...
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    I'm not in the market for ziricote wood at the...

    I'm not in the market for ziricote wood at the moment, but this is nice stuff and reasonably priced too. All the ukes I've made from ziricote turned out sounding and looking great. The only problem...
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    Arching (or radiousing) is always a challenge in...

    Arching (or radiousing) is always a challenge in building. Here is a quick and dirty way to do it: Take a string and a pencil and make the string as long as you want your radius. Take a piece of...
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    Video from SMD on replacing tuners on a guitar....

    Video from SMD on replacing tuners on a guitar. Same principles apply to ukuleles.


    https://youtu.be/M01kxyTuXos?t=10
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    What We Do With Bad Necks

    This neck just didn't work out. What do you do with them? Funeral pyre off course!

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    Perfect. That is the number to the saddle giving...

    Perfect. That is the number to the saddle giving you 3/32 compensation.
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    I address this question in a previous post. There...

    I address this question in a previous post. There is an error there.
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    I used to use tung oil on some dulcimers I built...

    I used to use tung oil on some dulcimers I built and 30 years later the things still look and sound pretty good. Caveat: Not all "tung oils" are created equal. And they long ago became a synthetic...
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    I would look at Allen's posts on doing poly...

    I would look at Allen's posts on doing poly finishing. He gets some stunning results but he sprays. I don't do poly myself so can't give any guidance. My only advice would be to experiment on some...
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    As usual ProfChris sums it up beautifully......

    As usual ProfChris sums it up beautifully... Below some diagrams showing how logs are cut using the three different methods (from Fine Homebuilding magazine). Sorry the graphic is so small.

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    This is a constant source of confusion. "French...

    This is a constant source of confusion. "French polishing" is a technique of applying shellac that involves discrete steps such as using oil as a lubricant and then removing the oil from the finish...
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    Links below to make it easier: ...

    Links below to make it easier:

    https://www.amazon.com/Automatic-Acoustic-Auto-Tuner-Professional-Rechargeable/dp/B07G8J1XQ3
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    :shaka: So true. Gotta get that part as perfect...

    :shaka: So true. Gotta get that part as perfect as you can.
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    Just a hint: cut your spool clamp bolts down....

    Just a hint: cut your spool clamp bolts down. Amazing how monotonous and time consuming it can be threading and unthreading wingnuts on spool clamps. Boring! Shorter bolt threads help. :old:
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    I've been quite happy with the LR Baggs (O'...

    I've been quite happy with the LR Baggs (O' Money) pick-ups. Except for the price which I think is kind of high.:rolleyes: They will over modulate but that is the nature of the beast me thinks.
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    All bracing is spruce as is the bridge plate....

    All bracing is spruce as is the bridge plate. Probably from rejected billets for spruce tops. That's why they look so gnarly I suspect. The dark stuff is probably just from burns from sawing.
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    Yes, I'm up the road from Michael and we also...

    Yes, I'm up the road from Michael and we also were affected by the Kincade Fire. Didn't have to evacuate, but there was disruption. No electricity for almost 5 days... Glad to hear your shop didn't...
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    If you plan on binding the uke, those thin...

    If you plan on binding the uke, those thin linings maybe too thin. Not enough meat.
  20. Below an experimental V braced spruce top. Sound...

    Below an experimental V braced spruce top. Sound is not that great. Also missing some bass side volume. I think it is over braced and could go much lighter. Structurally sound with no bridge...
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    Time to start a new one about your acoustic build!

    Time to start a new one about your acoustic build!
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    It's one of those things where you never seem to...

    It's one of those things where you never seem to have enough cam clamps and end up one short, but I would say 4 clamps is a good start. This will get you through the kit.
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    I read somewhere a while back that the first...

    I read somewhere a while back that the first thing an aspiring luthier apprentice used to have to do was make some cam clamps. If they they could do that, they were accepted. Seems you passed the...
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    I call these things "self inflicted injuries"....

    I call these things "self inflicted injuries". Kinda like shooting yourself in the foot. It happens. Nothing worse than hearing that hollow "BONK!" sound as you hit your new completed perfect ukulele...
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    Beautiful work as usual Allen. However upon closer examination I detected a microscopic fleck of dust (~3 microns) on the side of the lower right bout. See picture:

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