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  1. Thread: Not Happy

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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...
  3. Thread: Not Happy

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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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    Its Still Black Magic

    Voicing video. Sure its a guitar but same principles apply.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNchJIfT2O8&mc_cid=3accf43230&mc_eid=f13538d0f6
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    I can't address your question concerning the use...

    I can't address your question concerning the use of ABS bindings, but I have used faux tortoise shell (cellulose nitrate) binding many times and find it easy to work with. Much easier than wood...
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    Stacey, the bridge looks fine to me. Did you mean...

    Stacey, the bridge looks fine to me. Did you mean the saddle? If so, yes you could replace with a bone saddle. Will require some work, but it is doable with a file and some patience.
  16. I'm not really familiar with "beefwood" as it is...

    I'm not really familiar with "beefwood" as it is an Aussie thing. This is what I found for the curious: Grevillea striata a type of "lacewood" native to western Australia....
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    I just bend, add kerfed linings and then plane...

    I just bend, add kerfed linings and then plane down and then sand to shape. Works for me.
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    Oh boy! We are talkin' glues again!... Just so...

    Oh boy! We are talkin' glues again!... Just so everybody is translucent on the subject, Ken is talkin' about Titebond's Polyvinyl acetate emulsion glue which is different from Titebond's original...
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    Nice job. Keep up the good work.

    Nice job. Keep up the good work.
  20. Interesting clauses. So it is not a blanket...

    Interesting clauses. So it is not a blanket exemption on Dalbergia species.
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    This is GREAT news if it goes through. It is nice...

    This is GREAT news if it goes through. It is nice to see when sanity and commonsense rule. We shouted and they heard us. Good on them... Note that raw wood will still be under CITES restrictions and...
  22. Thread: Typo Errors

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    It should be, "I don't give a rat's ... anymore"...

    It should be, "I don't give a rat's ... anymore" with three dots rather than four because "ass" only has three letters. I just thought I should point this out for the purposes of grammatical clarity.
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    Always fun to get a peek into somebodies shop......

    Always fun to get a peek into somebodies shop... I see you drink Glen Moray scotch. Excellent choice!
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    Yes this CA getting into the fretslot on a bound...

    Yes this CA getting into the fretslot on a bound fretboard can be a real pain in the arse and I've spent my time digging it out. I feel your pain! My solution was to not let it happen in the first...
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    As always, Beau gives a great answer to the...

    As always, Beau gives a great answer to the question at hand. However I think oil and shellac should be two separate categories. As a dedicated shellac user, I don't agree that it offers no...
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