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    Great stuff Brad, I made quite a few ukes based...

    Great stuff Brad, I made quite a few ukes based on the Youthalele plans you so graciously supplied a few years ago, and a few teardrop shapes very similar to the Y3. Thanks for everything you have...
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    Yes, it will work fine. I made mine about six...

    Yes, it will work fine. I made mine about six inches long, but really you only need them about an inch more than the widest uke body you're ever likey to build. I bought a threaded rod in 1mtr...
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    I jointed dozens of tops and backs on a shooting...

    I jointed dozens of tops and backs on a shooting board, and a block plane. No need for $200 jointing planes. Block plane $10.00
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    The square ones are exactly the ones I made, they...

    The square ones are exactly the ones I made, they worked better than my round ones.
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    Have a look at shellac. Very easy to apply,...

    Have a look at shellac. Very easy to apply, brush,pad, spray. I tried most finishes, tru oil, lacquer, and settled on Shellac, over forty banjo ukes and a few ukes, works well. Dries quickly, very...
  6. Thread: Great luthiers?

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    OK, you had a problem with the time difference....

    OK, you had a problem with the time difference. My last piece of advice, let it go.
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    It is interesting to see how some people get...

    It is interesting to see how some people get eaten up, by what is essentially trivia. Life's too short to drink bad wine.
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    This is just so not needed. We get it, you don't...

    This is just so not needed. We get it, you don't like the guy, move on with your life.
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    No need to worry about New Zealand, we're doing...

    No need to worry about New Zealand, we're doing the right thing, and doing it well.
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    Hi Steve, I have owned a couple of Strombergs...

    Hi Steve, I have owned a couple of Strombergs over the years and they had a distinctive headstock shape, which yours does not have. It might be a Slingerland, they built instruments for some...
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    No, it was the NZ health minister David Clarke....

    No, it was the NZ health minister David Clarke. No single country owns the sole rights to stupid.
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    Our PM has grown into the job, during some pretty...

    Our PM has grown into the job, during some pretty horrendous times. First the Christchurch slaughter and now a global pandemic. She has my utmost admiration.
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    In the past Jerry your country has often got it...

    In the past Jerry your country has often got it right. Unfortunately not so much this time. But we send you all the Aroha we can spare.
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    We went early after learning from other countries...

    We went early after learning from other countries mistakes. We went for a total 4 week lockdown of everything other that essential services. We are not out of the woods yet, but are only half way...
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    New Zealand goes into total lockdown at 12.00 pm...

    New Zealand goes into total lockdown at 12.00 pm Wednesday for a minimum of 4 weeks but in reality more like 8 or 12. Only essential services will be operating, all other places of work are to close...
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    The best Uke capo by far.

    The best Uke capo by far.
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    Yes, I would say almost certainly circa 20s-30s....

    Yes, I would say almost certainly circa 20s-30s. Keech was an innovator early on and his "Banjolele" was widely copied. Worth spending a bit of time and effort to get it up to scratch. Should play...
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    It's based on an Alvin Keech banjo uke, quite a...

    It's based on an Alvin Keech banjo uke, quite a few where made roughly copying his design. the bridge is probably a Grover maple bridge, still available today.
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    When they are babies you could just eat them....

    When they are babies you could just eat them. When they are teenages you wish you had :D
  20. It's a thumbnail Beau. Unreadable.

    It's a thumbnail Beau. Unreadable.
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    The bridge appears to be a bit out of position. A...

    The bridge appears to be a bit out of position. A quick measurement will confirm. In almost all cases like this the issue comes about from the bridge being too high, it may not have been the original...
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    What's wrong with Howlett?

    What's wrong with Howlett?
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    You posted this twice under the mistaken belief...

    You posted this twice under the mistaken belief that it would be twice as funny? If only you were original, alas most of the haters lack any sign of originality.
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    Six replys and most of them Anal about Banjo...

    Six replys and most of them Anal about Banjo Ukes. Sheesh guys get a life!
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    Nice to see it again, and nice to see it has been...

    Nice to see it again, and nice to see it has been well played and not just hanging on a wall somewhere. Hope you enjoy it Jerry.
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