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  1. Brett, There's a peek at some of the chapters...

    Brett,

    There's a peek at some of the chapters at http://www.mcdonaldstrings.com/docs/ukepromo.pdf

    John
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    Looks like maybe this one -...

    Looks like maybe this one - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32962435966.html? (same dispenser, different label, and a bit cheaper).

    John
  3. Thread: Brace wood

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    I heard a Birch guitar played once and it was...

    I heard a Birch guitar played once and it was fairly bright and clear. My understanding is that it's a wood that really benefits some from aging to produce its best tone, and which results more in...
  4. A planer can cause tearout in even the thickest...

    A planer can cause tearout in even the thickest figured boards, but this problem is compounded when the chips that are torn our become a significant part of the thickness of the wood. Take thin...
  5. If it's simply split tops and you're on a budget,...

    If it's simply split tops and you're on a budget, perhaps resaw on a bandsaw close to thickness and sand flat? I've made a sanding block out of an 8x10 sheet of MDF when I had to sand something...
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    Chuck said it better than I would have. It's...

    Chuck said it better than I would have. It's also worth remembering that somewhere north of 90% of people on this subforum are here to make a ukulele or two for fun and to challenge themselves...
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    Something like this perhaps? It's a fair bit...

    Something like this perhaps? It's a fair bit cheaper than the Proxxon, albeit a bit more limited: https://www.micromark.com/MicroLux-Miniature-Table-Saw_2?
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    So you're saying instead of a few drops of...

    So you're saying instead of a few drops of boiling water to raise the grain around the dent, I should just throw the whole ukulele in my turkey fryer? That does sound easier...
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    If you have a controller (i.e., a thermostat that...

    If you have a controller (i.e., a thermostat that switches on and off to maintain desired temperature) it matters less, but I ended up with a 6" by 24" that is 450w. Keep in mind that power per...
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    Nickie, my best guess is that the guitar had...

    Nickie, my best guess is that the guitar had already been thinned down enough that he didn't want to remove any of the wood left, which is inevitable when sanding down to bare wood. Still, I'm not a...
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    If he engages in this type of work as his...

    If he engages in this type of work as his profession, he is by definition a professional. Beyond that, he also appears to be a pretty skilled craftsman.

    And, although he didn't do much out of...
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    In the violin world, a bright light source can...

    In the violin world, a bright light source can also help provide a quick visual indication of how thickness varies across the carved top. A handy way of keeping tabs on things while carving contours...
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    That sure looks like bridge forces were helping...

    That sure looks like bridge forces were helping it crack. Is there something we can't see that would prevent the wider base portion of the bridge from distributing some of the tension out past the...
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    I'd stay away from the MGB ukulele kit you linked...

    I'd stay away from the MGB ukulele kit you linked - looks like a lot of fake reviews and poor quality parts. LMII and Stewmac are the classic best options out there, depending on how much of the...
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    Here's a more detailed example of the kind of...

    Here's a more detailed example of the kind of thing Bob is talking about: https://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/double-bevel-artistry-2/ The key is to have an angle to the cut that is suitable...
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    They aren't just different versions of the same...

    They aren't just different versions of the same glue, they are actually three different glues.

    Titebond I (or original) is an aliphatic resin, which is a pretty common wood glue and traditional in...
  17. Thread: V-bracing

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    Looks like Taylor's trademarked term is...

    Looks like Taylor's trademarked term is "V-Class," which should be a bit easier to avoid. See: http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4808:mzwien.2.1

    John
  18. Polyurethane is certainly the most prone to...

    Polyurethane is certainly the most prone to squeaking of the different finishes available. If it doesn't "calm down" in a month or so, try rubbing some wax on it (but give it a month to fully cure...
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    Maybe not a good resource for the UK, but my...

    Maybe not a good resource for the UK, but my go-to for parts like this is McMaster-Carr. Check out https://www.mcmaster.com/6153k25 for example. I know they ship to Canada, but not sure what UK...
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    Paganini's "Cannon," a Guarneri del Jesu, is...

    Paganini's "Cannon," a Guarneri del Jesu, is probably the most valuable violin in the world today, but is now "retired" from regular use. Some comments on playing it can be found at...
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    You can buy a new violin today that sounds every...

    You can buy a new violin today that sounds every bit as good as the masters from Cremona four hundred years ago (this guy, for examle: http://www.alfstudios.com/), but much as with paintings, age and...
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    I think Sven has probably written what many don't...

    I think Sven has probably written what many don't want to - put good, but not overly pricey, strings on, knowing that a majority of buyers will change them out right away anyway. And Seaguar...
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    Cheaper than a new motor (or sander) for sure -...

    Cheaper than a new motor (or sander) for sure - thanks for sharing Chuck.
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    It appears the original poster edited it to...

    It appears the original poster edited it to remove links to the images.
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    A link to the vise: ...

    A link to the vise:

    https://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Vises/Guitar_Repair_Vise.html

    John
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