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  1. No construction problems. The wood was very...

    No construction problems. The wood was very cooperative. It is soooo soft, I needed to be extra careful.
  2. Construction is pretty much done...just waiting...

    Construction is pretty much done...just waiting on some parts.
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    Good info ...thanks

    Good info ...thanks
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    Yes.. I see the similarities. Also the Romero's...

    Yes.. I see the similarities. Also the Romero's have a similar look.
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    Knutsen Teardrop ukulele

    I stumbled upon this teardrop on Carter Vintage website. I assume its a concert, but not sure.
    As a sucker for teardrops and pineapples, I was blown away when I saw this. My first impression was "no...
  6. Starting to look like a ukulele. I am using a...

    Starting to look like a ukulele.
    I am using a lot of claro walnut for accent and strength. Since claro is a Pacific wood, like redwood, they go together well.
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  7. A big thank you to the community for the cautions...

    A big thank you to the community for the cautions on bending old wood. I wasn't even thinking about the fact that the wood had become brittle with age. But I should have realized that old wood (like...
  8. A teardrop will have only a one-way bend, so it...

    A teardrop will have only a one-way bend, so it should go okay. However the grain is quarter sawn, so it it will have to go slow. I have a piece of flat sawn as my plan B. I hope to be bending...
  9. Reclaimed Teardrop From a Redwood Picnic Table

    This is going to be an interesting one-off project:

    My customer has some redwood from an old picnic table that his grandfather built in the early 1960’s.
    The piece he sent me has some really...
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    3/8 6 tooth for general work, and 3/4 3 tooth for...

    3/8 6 tooth for general work, and 3/4 3 tooth for thick stock.
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    NBD (new bandsaw day)

    My Jet Pro bandsaw finally arrived about the same time as my electrician. So my new shop is finally up and running. It is truely a cube: 10' x 10' with a 10' ceiling.
    Note the goBar station.
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    I use it for everything, and couldn't live...

    I use it for everything, and couldn't live without it.
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    What's happening in my shed....is the shed...

    What's happening in my shed....is the shed itself. A recent move to Georgia made it necessary to make a new shop. I partitioned a section of the garage and I am busy getting things set up. Pictured...
  14. Hi RC...I sent you a private message.

    Hi RC...I sent you a private message.
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    I have used a product called GooGone. Test it in...

    I have used a product called GooGone. Test it in a small area first to see if it is doing what you want. A good place to test it is the area that will be hidden when the neck is installed.
    You could...
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    Concert scale Teardrop from David Hanson

    SOLD...THANKS
    All new mahogany teardrop with concert scale.
    Hand laid rope binding.
    Graphtec tuners.
    Soft case.

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    Looks good Tony. That's a nice big box on the...

    Looks good Tony. That's a nice big box on the baritone.
  18. Sound clip on my website. Thanks for asking.

    Sound clip on my website. Thanks for asking.
  19. Final price drop before it goes to Ebay……$300...

    Final price drop before it goes to Ebay……$300 plus shipping.
  20. Nice warm tone and volume with lots of sustain.

    Nice warm tone and volume with lots of sustain.
  21. New Walnut and Spruce Wide Body Tenor from Cripple Creek Mandolins

    SOLD! Thanks for all the interest.

    Selmer style wide body cut-a-way with slotted headstock. Gotoh mini tuners. Radius fret board. Claro walnut body and spruce top.
    This is a blemished model due...
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    I have those plans....good value, very complete.

    I have those plans....good value, very complete.
  23. New Long Neck Soprano Teardrop from David Hanson

    The teardrop style makes a great soprano with a little fuller sound that a standard shape. This one is made of mahogany with a nice rope binding. The scale is 15”. Tuners are GraphicTech geared 6:1....
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    Congrats...it turned nice.

    Congrats...it turned nice.
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    Tony, the Torano do not have finger joints. I use...

    Tony, the Torano do not have finger joints. I use a putty knife heated on a blow torch to heat the glue in the joints. It is s slow process. There will be burn marks, but it doesn't matter since I...
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