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  1. Thicknessing with a planer is very dangerous...

    Thicknessing with a planer is very dangerous territory. It will work until it doesn't.....then you will have at best snipe, and at worst a catastrophic explosion of wood.
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    Bubinga is a great tonewood. Instruments made...

    Bubinga is a great tonewood.

    Instruments made from it tend to be harder to sell as most people don't know it as much as other great tonewoods. Same problem with Ovangkol .
  3. There are cheaper planes then the one i listed....

    There are cheaper planes then the one i listed.
    As you are only building 1 a year, If you already have a nice block plane, id just use that with something like a decent spirit level with sand paper...
  4. Hand thicknessing tops, backs, sides etc sounds...

    Hand thicknessing tops, backs, sides etc sounds fun, and it is the first time but then becomes ...something other then fun if you start building a lot.


    I would recommend this plane for the job...
  5. This is fiber purfling which is far more...

    This is fiber purfling which is far more forgiving then maple purfling.

    With the fiber stuff, I usually give the purfling a quick bend at the waist area to save me fighting it but don't need to...
  6. All good things to those who wait :) I've not...

    All good things to those who wait :)

    I've not done a video on purflings but will one day.
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    This is kinda what I do. Some classical guitar...

    This is kinda what I do.
    Some classical guitar makers use different sized braces for treble and bass sides and taper them from higher (treble) to lower (Bass)- Bouchet, etc.

    On ukes I usually...
  8. VIDEO- Invisible Binding method tips and tricks

    A long video showing me binding a back (the more difficult side as both binding ends are visible)
    Here I show how i get nice joins that are very difficult to see and are stronger then a simple butt...
  9. VIDEO- How to carve Heel- a short video on how to carve some of the harder parts.

    A short snippet video of a few tools and hand, wrist techniques I use to carve the hardest parts- the transition from neck to heel, and the sculpted area.

    Razor Files
    Small flat - Item # 4165...
  10. Gerard Gilet called it beefwood,- it is probably...

    Gerard Gilet called it beefwood,- it is probably from the casuarina family.
  11. Both very beautiful guitars! I remember Tiger :)...

    Both very beautiful guitars!
    I remember Tiger :)

    I probably joined the tops, backs, bent the sides bound them. There were 4 luthiers at Gilet and we could all make a guitar from start to finish...
  12. i used DHL from Sydney to Scotland- took two days

    i used DHL from Sydney to Scotland- took two days
  13. Royal Lac is applied like shellac but can be...

    Royal Lac is applied like shellac but can be buffed to a high gloss in 1 week and is doesn't react to sweat, heat, alcohol. It's like a wipe on poly but shellac based. Better put, it is shellac that...
  14. prb035 - thanks Can you post a link where you got...

    prb035 - thanks Can you post a link where you got this
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    When I route the mortise slightly off center, I...

    When I route the mortise slightly off center, I just CA a piece of veneer to shim the tenon to bring it back to perfect center.
  16. CITES Rosewoods now exempt for finished musical instruments !!! :) :) :)

    Rosewoods now exempt for finished musical instruments. (Not Brazilian though)

    https://www.cites.org/eng/updates_decisions_cop18_species_proposals

    Do a page search for "musical" to find it.
    ...
  17. Rosewoods now exempt for finished musical...

    Rosewoods now exempt for finished musical instruments
    https://www.cites.org/eng/updates_decisions_cop18_species_proposals

    Do a page search for "musical" to find it.

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  18. The best finish for tone is no...

    The best finish for tone is no finish,......but........life

    Ouds and lutes, which have a very thin top, have no finish on the top.

    Poly, Urethane, Nitro, - it's all the same if put on thin--...
  19. Nice!- post a pic of the tiger myrtle 000 here!-...

    Nice!- post a pic of the tiger myrtle 000 here!- i've love to see it again.
  20. Nice!- I'd need to see a pic of your face for...

    Nice!-
    I'd need to see a pic of your face for any hope of remembering you as I taught a lot of students and dealt with many customer at Botany.

    Since making this video, i've seen a failed lug...
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    Half herringbone on the President Carter tenor...

    Half herringbone on the President Carter tenor ukulele.
    The guitar is getting fulling herringbone.

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    You could include a link or something for the...

    You could include a link or something for the printouts for people to print out themselves- the soprano and concert size uke bodies fit on a typical office paper size. Also, it's easy to take the...
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    Now you have a handle on the want for it, can you...

    Now you have a handle on the want for it, can you do a second kickstarter with say a 4k goal (or whatever the end number is for the current one)?
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    I Pledged this morning and posted about it on...

    I Pledged this morning and posted about it on facebook!

    I've read the pdf and it's by far the best uke building book around and am happy to have pledged to get a copy. (about $30 US)- full colour...
  25. I didn't say or allude in any way to consciously...

    I didn't say or allude in any way to consciously breaking the law.

    I simply said you can't do it legally without original receipts.
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