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    Black Wattle is used by some builders here in...

    Black Wattle is used by some builders here in Hawaii. Looks about the same. Hard wood.
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    Ken- Thanks. I don't have an iPad. Should...

    Ken- Thanks. I don't have an iPad. Should probably get one. I think they are issued at birth these days. My problem with learning iMovie is not lack of info, it's way too much info and lack of...
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    Ken- I'm with Chuck on this one. I've taken a few...

    Ken- I'm with Chuck on this one. I've taken a few stabs at figuring out iMovie, with no progress. Like I need something else to do! Interested in what you use to shoot the clips. Phone, other device?...
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    If Chuck gave him the wood, I'm sure he knew what...

    If Chuck gave him the wood, I'm sure he knew what he was doing. I'm certain that it is not some gonzo, gorgeous, unworkable curly koa set. Koa comes in all flavors and there may be no reason not to...
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    12' or 15'.it's not going to make any difference....

    12' or 15'.it's not going to make any difference. They are both commonly used. Just use what you have, and match your bracing to the curve as best you can. With many of us builders using shop made...
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    Pretty much anyone using quantities of Superglue...

    Pretty much anyone using quantities of Superglue already uses Starbond. Their aerosol cans of accelerator are more expensive than the spritz bottles, but they work way better. Far less issues with...
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    Josh- I tried your idea of adding the purfling to...

    Josh- I tried your idea of adding the purfling to the template for routing. I do have thin double stick ,the 468MP used for pick guards, but I tried just using 1/4" blue tape and it worked fine....
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    Josh- That sounds interesting. I'll try that. My...

    Josh- That sounds interesting. I'll try that. My lathe is in for gear repair, but I was planning on turning new various sized bushings to accommodate purfling. Your way would be simpler if I can get...
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    I'm not a huge fan of pheasant wood for bodies. I...

    I'm not a huge fan of pheasant wood for bodies. I mostly use it for fretboards, bridges, binding, and misc ornamentation. To really see the beauty of the wood it has to be flat sawn so that the...
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    I've taken and given many classes over the years....

    I've taken and given many classes over the years. U-tube or other online instruction do not sub well for the personal experience of spending time with an experienced builder. You'll form friendships...
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    I've always wanted to make a uke with all the...

    I've always wanted to make a uke with all the wood grain going the wrong direction. Biggest problem is that it would take a heck of a wide board to cut the sides from! For a tenor, 12" wide boards...
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    Lots of things to watch out for making slotted...

    Lots of things to watch out for making slotted headstocks. Can take some time to come up with a design where the strings don't touch the wood before they reach the tuner rollers. That's a no-no in...
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    I work a lot sitting down. Especially for inlay...

    I work a lot sitting down. Especially for inlay and detailed work.A nice, well padded drafting seat, they have a lot more height than regular office types, with a hydraulic lift is the ticket. Not...
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    What matters most is that it bothers you! The...

    What matters most is that it bothers you! The table story is a good explanation though and after you sell it, it won't bother you anymore. Good luck!--Bob
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    Exact plans are a tough nut to crack. I sell...

    Exact plans are a tough nut to crack. I sell plans on my site for all the uke sizes. The plans come from 35 years of making and repairing ukes in Hawaii. They are a generic combination of what works,...
  16. I've not bent fir, but have bent redwood sides a...

    I've not bent fir, but have bent redwood sides a couple of times. No issue, other than more springbuck than usual. Had to heat set the sides a couple of times. I've seen fir bent, so I know it can be...
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    I'm a big fan of spring loaded go bars. I used...

    I'm a big fan of spring loaded go bars. I used sticks for years, and still do use them here and there to fill in. About a year ago I tried fiberglas rods. Hated them. Found a buyer and moved on to...
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    Interesting how views of certain woods differ....

    Interesting how views of certain woods differ. Although 90% of my ukes have koa tops, I've made a number of redwood top guitars and ukes. I only use curly redwood, and I've never felt a need to...
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    ###??!!!!!!

    Son of a gun or ####!!!. I just posted a uke for sale in this section by accident. I lliterally hate the web at times. Anyone know how I can move it to the Marketplace?
  20. New Pegasus Traditional Shape Tenor Ukulele For Sale $1800.00

    I have one of my Natural Series Traditional Shape Tenor ukuleles for sale . All koa body, Spanish Cedar neck, slotted headstock, German Schaller Gold plated tuners with koa knobs. Mi-Si under saddle...
  21. Wow again! Are those DeStaco clamps or some other...

    Wow again! Are those DeStaco clamps or some other kind.? Wonder how long that wood was steamed, source of steam to create a box( often it is a pice of plastic pipe) and if the process works with...
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    Thanks again for all the replies. I ended up...

    Thanks again for all the replies. I ended up buying some from John Hall at Blues Creek.. Just have to find a way to get it cut to size because it can't be sheared. Needs a rolling cutter. That should...
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    Thanks. I have checked locally. I am looking for...

    Thanks. I have checked locally. I am looking for a particular alloy of .012 tempered stainless. Not commonly used too much locally.
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    Thanks. I looked through their site before and...

    Thanks. I looked through their site before and did not find what I want. I'll call them next week.
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    Thanks for all the responses. The hidden cost of...

    Thanks for all the responses. The hidden cost of living in Hawaii is if you need something out of the ordinary, you won't find it here.-Bob
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