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    Yup... A learning experience alright. We learn...

    Yup... A learning experience alright. We learn through failure oddly enough. One tip I would pass along: Before using CA to glue binding, put a couple coats of dilute shellac on the top and sides....
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    I don't mean to start a squabble here or a...

    I don't mean to start a squabble here or a sustained (ha!) discussion, but just would like to point out a persistent fallacy: Volume and sustain are mutually exclusive acoustic events. In other words...
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    Sounds like marketing malarkey to me.

    Sounds like marketing malarkey to me.
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    I like the lines... not sure what it reminds me...

    I like the lines... not sure what it reminds me of. Definitely unique. Glad it sounds good. Nice work.
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    Just curious: How did you arrive at the 2.8...

    Just curious: How did you arrive at the 2.8 degree angle offset?
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    I Meant to do it That Way

    In the spirit of Ken's thread he started a couple of weeks ago, I came across this picture of an uke I built years ago that didn't... quite...work...out. I called it goofy uke and put it into the...
  7. Thread: Glueing braces

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    Good one bazuku... As a matter of fact,...

    Good one bazuku... As a matter of fact, Queenslanders are known for their clean living ways and long life. Especially around Cairns.
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    Yes to the Titebond :shaka: and nope to the...

    Yes to the Titebond :shaka: and nope to the epoxy. Epoxy might have its uses in building, but personally I have never used it... I know a pro builder that swears that fish glue gives the best...
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    Getting the fretboard off isn't to difficult but...

    Getting the fretboard off isn't to difficult but getting the neck off without damaging the sides isn't so easy. Unless you want to get into a boy scout project, my advice would be to toss the uke in...
  10. I think you must mean 0.066. Oh those pesky...

    I think you must mean 0.066. Oh those pesky zeros... I don't build sopranos so can't comment on approximate top thickness, but it all depends on how stiff your top is. As to making a bridge plate;...
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    Sorry to hear about the tenor uke. Must have been...

    Sorry to hear about the tenor uke. Must have been painful. The tenor guitar is an interesting looking instrument and it looks like it turned out well... You are going to love working with California...
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    Not really. The green stayed pretty green after...

    Not really. The green stayed pretty green after shellac finishing... I sold that uke years ago and wonder if the green turned to brown. Who knows.
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    I think the jig thing is over engineered. It is...

    I think the jig thing is over engineered. It is nice and probably good for someone kicking out lots of ukes in a manufacturing situation but if you are just doing a one-off you don't need that sort...
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    Wot? They don't have any bleedin' volcanos in the...

    Wot? They don't have any bleedin' volcanos in the UK? Well blimey! Bugger that!

    Burn it Ken... Burn it. 121462
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    The way I see it, there are several things that...

    The way I see it, there are several things that are problematic with your ideas. Some thoughts below:

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    Ohana sopranissimo above

    1) The whole purpose of the sopranissimo is to be a...
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    I also vote for a sacrifice to the Hawaiian...

    I also vote for a sacrifice to the Hawaiian goddess Pele! Into the volcano! Send pictures!

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    Thank you. I would have been up tossing and...

    Thank you. I would have been up tossing and turning trying to figure that one out... Good luck on the kit build. Lots of fun. Don't know if you saw my thread earlier on building one of these kits.
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    This does beg the question: How does a fretboard...

    This does beg the question: How does a fretboard end up outside in a bush? Odd.
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    I would bookmatch first and then thin if you have...

    I would bookmatch first and then thin if you have enough room. Thinning with a planer can be problematic. You can end up with a lot of match wood. Good luck and send pix of results.
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    The thought of "cavernous pores" sends a chill...

    The thought of "cavernous pores" sends a chill down my spine. Pore fill hell... Picture below of bubinga end grain:

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    Bubabubabinga from LMI

    Got an email promotion from LMI for Bubinga sides and backs today. I've never worked with this wood other than for peghead vaneers so I'm not really familiar with it. How does it work for back and...
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    This is a very cool looking ukulele. Just makes...

    This is a very cool looking ukulele. Just makes me want to pick it up and play away.
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    Interesting technique of painting on acetone and...

    Interesting technique of painting on acetone and then using Titebond to glue on celluloid nitrate to wood. I've never heard of that technique, but I suppose it would work as the glue mixes with the...
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    Thanks for the detailed description of your...

    Thanks for the detailed description of your build. That first one is a real learning experience ain't it? ... I hope you don't paint the sides. Not a good look.
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    Ukuleles are not little dreadnought guitars and...

    Ukuleles are not little dreadnought guitars and never will be. It is a whole nother kettle of fish. However, musical is musical.
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