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    I've bought things from overseas, including...

    I've bought things from overseas, including England, Australia, and New Zealand. Shipping costs are higher, but you get what you want. I wonder if having someone in the USA buy it and ship it to...
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    Now stop that! I bought the Triton sander, so...

    Now stop that! I bought the Triton sander, so don't force me to buy more stuff. This is much too tempting. :D
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    Well, I didn't last long. My StewMac membership...

    Well, I didn't last long. My StewMac membership ended a couple of days ago, and I renewed it today. I ordered ten strips of kerfing, which would have cost $10 in shipping. By paying about $40, I...
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    Thanks, BuzzBD and sequoia. Cutting so many...

    Thanks, BuzzBD and sequoia. Cutting so many slits in such small wood is a chore, and clicking on "Buy" is so much easier - with better results.
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    :D Speak for yourself. :D

    :D Speak for yourself. :D
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    Bendy Wood Strips Question

    I know there's a name for those sliced strips of wood that hold the top and bottom to the sides. I don't need the name, but I would like some advice about the dimensions of those strips - width,...
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    Excellent! I recently discovered that bending...

    Excellent! I recently discovered that bending wood is not all that easy. :D

    Is that a pair of dentist's pliers I see in the last photo? Reminds me of going to the dentist when I was a kid. :D
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    Today is your lucky day! I hereby grant you...

    Today is your lucky day! I hereby grant you permission to pick like that. You may begin practicing at any time! :D

    As much as I'd like to be a great uke player, I'm satisfied with strumming,...
  9. I hate ground shipping. I've paid a premium for...

    I hate ground shipping. I've paid a premium for shipping, only to have to wait almost two weeks for it to be driven crosscountry. I've been told that the more a package is handled, the more chance...
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    Waiting for a Uke

    Let's say you have your heart set on a particular ukulele. You can go online, click on Buy, and you'll have it within a week.

    Or, you can place an order and wait several months for it to be...
  11. I've bought 114 ukes since 2015, and I haven't...

    I've bought 114 ukes since 2015, and I haven't had a single problem with shipping. Of course, many of those 114 have been sold, so there was even more shipping. Careful packaging and fast shipping...
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    Welcome to our forum!

    Welcome to our forum!
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    I'm not a singer, and that would be 2:30 AM here....

    I'm not a singer, and that would be 2:30 AM here. If you hit the little Record button at the bottom of the screen, you can record it and post the link here the following day.
  14. Beautiful job!

    Beautiful job!
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    We have a weekly jam Thursday night, too, 6:30 -...

    We have a weekly jam Thursday night, too, 6:30 - 8:00. I'll try to remember to post the link - probably tomorrow.
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    Jam with Us Today

    1:00 PM Eastern

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8399830378
    Meeting ID: 839 983 0378

    Song books 1, 2, 3 - http://ukulelecatskill.com/downloads/

    Set #1
    1. Folsom Prison Blues - 1-13
    2. Halleluja...
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    I have no intention to plunging. If I did buy...

    I have no intention to plunging. If I did buy one, I'd have to search for reasons to use it. :D
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    Yes, that is a practical goal. I would never put...

    Yes, that is a practical goal. I would never put one of my home-mades up against a Timms or a KoAloha. I like the satisfaction of putting something together that sounds like a ukulele.
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    Slow Progress on Tennis Racket Uke

    After seeing some posts here about ukes made from tennis rackets, I thought I'd give it a try.

    I bought uke wood from StewMac, and I cut one side piece down the center, giving me two sides about...
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    That looks like a very good book. Let us know...

    That looks like a very good book. Let us know when it is available.
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    Thanks for that. I just ordered a copy, and it...

    Thanks for that. I just ordered a copy, and it should arrive by June 10.
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    Although I like the idea of a 3-D printer, I...

    Although I like the idea of a 3-D printer, I hesitate to buy one because I find out that I should have bought a different model, and then, I wouldn't know what to do with it. :D

    My eBay shows...
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    CB Gitty has tools for lower prices, if you don't...

    CB Gitty has tools for lower prices, if you don't plan to make your living building ukuleles.

    https://www.cbgitty.com/christmas-kits-sale/cigar-box-guitar-fretting-miter-box-kit/...
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    I've often thought about making a fretboard, but...

    I've often thought about making a fretboard, but the precision required is daunting, especially without expensive tools. I've always bought fretboards, generally on eBay. They have some good deals,...
  25. Another possibility for DIY boxes is a furniture...

    Another possibility for DIY boxes is a furniture store. They throw away/recycle large amounts of cardboard. I'm sure they would let someone take a few pieces.
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