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    I've got fluorocarbon in all the gauges I could...

    I've got fluorocarbon in all the gauges I could find (fishing leader, yes) and Worth Brown's which are highly regarded are in fact, fluorocarbon. I did like Nylgut strings, too, when I once had them...
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    I think it is cracked lacquer and nothing more. ...

    I think it is cracked lacquer and nothing more. If the price is right, buy it.
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    I'm using the ABS rods, too. Love that you...

    I'm using the ABS rods, too. Love that you thought to use those as locating pins, which I'll be stealing of course.
  4. Thread: what a waste

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    It's hard for me to think in terms of "waste"...

    It's hard for me to think in terms of "waste" when a block of wood is turned into multiple musical instruments.
  5. Thread: binding glue?

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    I've been using "Titebond Translucent". It's...

    I've been using "Titebond Translucent". It's perfect for wood binding. I'm also using a DAP Rapid Fuse glue for wood (it's CA), which has a 30 minute working time. I don't think I'll ever use thin...
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    I'd guess you might be concerned you wound up on...

    I'd guess you might be concerned you wound up on the short end of the deal, but this condition is far from uncommon. Does the uke play well? Does it sound good? How old is it? I built a Soprano...
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    I think it is possible to be "pleased" or...

    I think it is possible to be "pleased" or "satisfied" with your work, while knowing it is not absolutely perfect. It's easy to fall into these traps in our own minds.
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    Nobody's replied to this yet? I haven't built an...

    Nobody's replied to this yet? I haven't built an instrument or worked with Ash, but I know it is a preferred wood for bending in general.
  9. I like butternut. I used it in a solid body...

    I like butternut. I used it in a solid body electric guitar. I saved all the scraps and have been using it up as blocks. It is quite soft. It is easy to work but prone to burning.
  10. I've bought some things from Cook Woods, and also...

    I've bought some things from Cook Woods, and also Bow River Woods, and been happy with both. Also there has been some talk about buying and selling wood and supplies here on this forum, but this...
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    By "loose tenon" I mean that the tenon is not an...

    By "loose tenon" I mean that the tenon is not an extension of the neck (same block of wood), but a separate piece from the neck and the body. The fit was was very good, a good friction fit. I...
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    wow

    Thanks for this! It's an eye opener. And Printer2.
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    Yes, I meant the guitar makers. Thanks. ...

    Yes, I meant the guitar makers. Thanks. Interesting.
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    Interesting, do you recall who those makers are?

    Interesting, do you recall who those makers are?
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    I have been making my mortises by hand mostly but...

    I have been making my mortises by hand mostly but will like to someday have a more solid method, but so far, so good.

    Why expoxy? I thought lots of end grain and the tenon as more of a permanent...
  16. I totally hear you and I've felt and done the...

    I totally hear you and I've felt and done the same. But my attempts to make my own have been disappointing enough that I'm happy to buy it. And I was reading not long ago about Charlie Hoffman...
  17. To me this is one of the pitfalls of making your...

    To me this is one of the pitfalls of making your own kerfed lining. I've never made any that I've been completely happy with, as it never is as consistent or accurate as the stuff I've bought. It...
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    Loose Tenon ::: Any Downsides?

    I have been using mortise and tenon joints for my ukes, so far, with bolts and the tenons *not* glued into the body/block.

    On my current build, a mishap wrecked the tenon on the neck, so I cut...
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    Except for sanding top or a more extreme measure...

    Except for sanding top or a more extreme measure (removing top or back), what can you do? Sounds like you have some experience, but are you sure it doesn't sound just as it should?
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    There is another post where we have been talking...

    There is another post where we have been talking about a buy/sell/trade post or sticky or a new category in the forum for luthier wood and supplies. I could certainly supply you with some raw...
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    It is encouraging to me to hear about other...

    It is encouraging to me to hear about other builders' failures. This is not something we talk about a lot.

    Though I'm approaching 6 ukuleles completed, and another not far after that, I'm sitting...
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    I've been thinking about this again lately, and I...

    I've been thinking about this again lately, and I agree that a sticky would be a good idea.
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    3.8mm sounds very stout for ukulele sides. I...

    3.8mm sounds very stout for ukulele sides. I thought most uke sides to be 2mm or less, maybe as thin as 1.5mm, and uke sized kerfed lining are 4-5mm wide (at widest point).

    I'd guess your sides...
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    There are some woods that are nearly impossible...

    There are some woods that are nearly impossible to find quartersawn (anymore) but that doesn't stop folks from buying and building with them.

    Also the small size of a ukulele means that seasonal...
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    Yes, when seeing your post I was pretty convinced...

    Yes, when seeing your post I was pretty convinced I'd try it one day.
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