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  1. Thread: Thingamajig

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    Thingamajig

    Hereís my new thingamajig. Made from things I scrounged from the desert, shop scraps and from a Home Depot dumpster. I intent to use it for laminating sides with a Roarockit vacuum bag. On a serious...
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    HDPE for side bending forms

    Couldnít find anything on this on this forum but maybe someone has some experience with this. I read on another forum that builders were bending corian with heat blankets to make side bending forms...
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    Mini table saw

    I’m in the market for a mini table saw for slotting finger boards but don’t want to spend as much as the proxxon costs (even though I’d like one). Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions.
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  4. I like the gasket idea cuz there’s no damage to...

    I like the gasket idea cuz there’s no damage to the wood or the tuners. Fixing the tuners probably voids any warranty.
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    Awesome resource Allen, thanks for posting.

    Awesome resource Allen, thanks for posting.
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    Wow! Sounds like cello players don’t work at...

    Wow! Sounds like cello players don’t work at Walmart for their day jobs! And, of corse, I just picked up a can of the wax bullseye shellac from HD. More waiting in line. Luthing will have to wait,...
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    Thanks for the quick replies. The responses are...

    Thanks for the quick replies. The responses are all over the map on this one. They all make good sense. Hmmmm.....
    To seal or not to seal. Shellac seems to be the material of choice. I wonder if the...
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    Semi retired hobby tinkerer

    Hello from Joshua Tree, well nearby there anyway and thanks for the forum. I really appreciate the wealth of information people have taken the time share. I learn something new every time I log on.
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    Sealing inside the box

    I have noticed that some luthiers seal the inside of the ukulele with different materials and wonder if there is any difference sonically and if it is helpful to counter act expansion and contraction...
  10. Thread: Lamination

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    Thanks for your response. As this is uncharted...

    Thanks for your response. As this is uncharted territory for me, I’ll be all ears.
  11. Thread: Warped back

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    After re-reading your post I am under the...

    After re-reading your post I am under the impression that you are building arch backs with solid wood and not laminating . Do I have this right? Can you post some pics? I wouldn’t mind trying it out...
  12. Thread: Warped back

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    Thanks for the reply. I haven’t gotten as far as...

    Thanks for the reply. I haven’t gotten as far as you yet on building my first laminated back. Still creeping up on it building domes and dishes. The way I’m planning it is to build a graduated...
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    Bridge conversion

    It appears I have more than enough time on my hands as this Stewmac ukulele bridge string through conversion shows. I screwed up drilling the string holes on a couple of them and almost threw them in...
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    Thank you, that’s the answer I was hoping for....

    Thank you, that’s the answer I was hoping for. I’ll have my hands full making the laminated back.
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    Arch back braces

    Here is the general shape Iím shooting for.
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    Thanks for info but what I am referring to is how...

    Thanks for info but what I am referring to is how to shape braces for a compound radius back like the Kala or Leho thin line travel ukes. I’m not even sure if those type of laminated backs have...
  17. Thread: Warped back

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    This uke was one of my first builds a couple of...

    This uke was one of my first builds a couple of years ago. Building is primarily a hobby for me although I have sold a few. What I meant by laminate was that I am interested in how to build a...
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    Arch back bracing

    How on earth are arch back braces shaped?
  19. Thread: Lamination

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    Lamination

    Just wondering if there is any preference on the type of cuts for laminated materials used for back and sides - whether they are quarter, flat, rift or rotary sawn? Does it make any difference?
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  20. Thread: Warped back

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    Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, this uke...

    Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, this uke didn’t have the sound that I hoped for.
    Considering lamination to fix.
  21. Thread: Warped back

    by Dougbias
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    Thanks for response. After reading I am leaning...

    Thanks for response. After reading I am leaning towards “back off”. I live in the desert
    and have to deal with heat and humidity challenges. The fix I’m considering is to start
    doing laminations.
  22. Thread: Warped back

    by Dougbias
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    Warped back

    Are there any experts out that can give an amateur hack builder any tips on how to fix a concave back? I’m hoping to not have to take it apart.120080120081120080120081
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