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    what the heck DON'T they sell!

    what the heck DON'T they sell!
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    darn, I have that breadboard, but the missus uses...

    darn, I have that breadboard, but the missus uses it as a breadboard!
    Good spot
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    Fair point :rock: Thinking about it, I think...

    Fair point :rock:

    Thinking about it, I think the powerpoint took longer to make than the banjolele.
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    Believe me with my skills, perfection isn't an...

    Believe me with my skills, perfection isn't an option ;-), but i think you are going to want to tension that drum at some point in the future.

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    Just remembered I made a video of how I made...
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    Hello I have made a number of banjo ukes from...

    Hello
    I have made a number of banjo ukes from hand drums (Tambour?), but always the ones that have a skin that can be tightened. Hobgoblin used to sell an 8" one, but they stopped stocking it.
    The...
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    Thanks. Ordered ;-)

    Thanks. Ordered ;-)
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    What is the make and model of that preamp please?...

    What is the make and model of that preamp please? The uke is lovely and that chap can play!
    Max
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    Graham, it is not ideal of course, but by heck it...

    Graham, it is not ideal of course, but by heck it is cheap. The lump of walnut I used it on was maybe 18 inches by 8 inches. A single cut probably took half an hour (with breaks) and you certainly...
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    Thanks for that site Michael, another sweetie...

    Thanks for that site Michael, another sweetie shop to drool over. They have a frame saw kit too

    Max
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    Nice saw Sven. You certainly won't need a gym...

    Nice saw Sven. You certainly won't need a gym membership!

    I made myself a framesaw (actually as a result of reading some of your posts) using a picture framers mitre-saw blade. I also made a...
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    That is right up my street. I am a sucker for...

    That is right up my street. I am a sucker for fancy purfling. Well done.
    Max
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    I think I saw someone suggesting adding fabric...

    I think I saw someone suggesting adding fabric conditioner to facilitate bending too.
    Max
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    Genius. And you chose a balloon to match the...

    Genius. And you chose a balloon to match the masking tape, that is quality.
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    Clearly missing the point. What the man needs is...

    Clearly missing the point. What the man needs is a stiff drink.
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    109389 Doesn't look like either.

    109389

    Doesn't look like either.
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    Hello I have made a few banjolele's from hand...

    Hello
    I have made a few banjolele's from hand drums, but they have all been those ones that have head tightening mechanisms. I'd be a bit concerned that the bridge might sink once the strings are...
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    If you use brass, and cut it on the bandsaw, my...

    If you use brass, and cut it on the bandsaw, my advice is don't pick the piece up immediately after cutting. That sucker gets hot and burns both finger AND thumb at the same time.
    Guess how I know!...
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    Thanks. And the knots don't get in the way at...

    Thanks. And the knots don't get in the way at all? And (last question), presumably the neck needs to have a consistent profile to allow the loops of fret material to be slid around without becoming...
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    Can you explain the frets please? Are they the...

    Can you explain the frets please? Are they the same material as the strings?
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    lovely, thanks

    lovely, thanks
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    where is number six?

    where is number six?
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    I have a lovely old Hofner President arch top at...

    I have a lovely old Hofner President arch top at home. Sounds fab
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    Trying to finish my first Baritone, built using a...

    Trying to finish my first Baritone, built using a form I made for making a ubass. It is hand cut walnut front and back, mahog sides and an ash neck. I left the end of the headstock a bit 'wainy' as I...
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    thanks Pete, that looks useful. I will be adding...

    thanks Pete, that looks useful. I will be adding that to my list of projects.
    Max
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    Land of the Prince Bishops

    Land of the Prince Bishops
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