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    I am not a pro ..I am retired and only build them...

    I am not a pro ..I am retired and only build them out of boredom and it is something to do to keep me out of the old folks home :old:
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    I keep getting PM messages enquiries..you can get...

    I keep getting PM messages enquiries..you can get them here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274804312896
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    I would have been sacked on the first day.

    I would have been sacked on the first day.
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    Shipping to EU countries

    It has been a few months since I shipped a couple of soprano ukes to Europe and as far as I know one of them is still in a warehouse in Viena and the other is someware else Neither of them has...
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    Yes ! But if I buy from SM and have it shipped...

    Yes ! But if I buy from SM and have it shipped here and pay import tax it is still 30% less than the UK supplier could supply...I only do this cos I am retired and I do not do it for a living..So I...
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    I think the leakage is through the thin tops...

    I think the leakage is through the thin tops under the bridge where there is no finish, acting like a very fine filter drawing tiny air bubbles into the glue...Just a theory ;)
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    Production grinds to a halt

    These 4 are waiting for the fret wire to arrive before I can go much further with them...it was ordered 5 weeks ago from SM and we do not know where it is but tracking shows it is on the move again (...
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    I think you are talking about The Step (maybe...

    I think you are talking about The Step (maybe not) ..see here I hope this helps . https://live.staticflickr.com/7847/47570341691_aa21a3da59_b.jpgIMG_1738_zpsc9611d21 by Ken Timms,
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    Preparing the tops....

    Preparing the tops.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51223399267_2cdc8f892c_k.jpg8A8BAA82-5A66-475C-B814-F66CBB9FFC94 by Ken Timms,
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    Sopranos R us. ...

    Sopranos R us.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51224687019_e4501f206c_k.jpg3BA11751-BA0A-491C-908D-A91BA8C37C60 by Ken Timms,
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    Clamps ? I must have got hundreds...getting the...

    Clamps ? I must have got hundreds...getting the right one for the job is the problem.
  12. I could not reply to the thread as I did not have...

    I could not reply to the thread as I did not have any Tusq or even know what it was...I had Baking Soda and CA glue if I had Tusq as well I would have gone out to the Shed and tried it out...Just as...
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    More like “What is happening outside the shed”. ...

    More like “What is happening outside the shed”. ... Today I have moved into the summer mode and I have been baking a fresh batch of soprano sides in kitchen foil...I cooked them at reg 6 for 10...
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    I found Sinker Mahogany is a bit like Balsa wood...

    I found Sinker Mahogany is a bit like Balsa wood with a woolly feel while working with it
    ..its brittle and you have to be careful with it on the bandsaw when it is in thin plate form...but it makes...
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    Yes! That’s right. 134094

    Yes! That’s right.
    134094
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    Making steam is not Rocket science...I use a foxy...

    Making steam is not Rocket science...I use a foxy bender but I wet the wood first so I make steam ,if I wrap the wet wood in foil first then I am making pressurised steam.
    Most wood contains...
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    Well I do admit that She is a looker:o

    Well I do admit that She is a looker:o
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    All strung up and ready for a new home. ...

    All strung up and ready for a new home.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51201557342_31f9b7d0a0_k.jpgC679C8F0-E7C0-4266-BE6D-6E1229C359FE by Ken Timms, on Flickr
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    It gets worse ..now his girlfriend is after a...

    It gets worse ..now his girlfriend is after a job. :(

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51203028274_4d3e8f275e_k.jpg22CCE576-5025-413C-A76C-A2FEDC13BBDC by Ken Timms, on Flickr
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    Sinker Mahogany 17 Fret Soprano with ebony...

    Sinker Mahogany 17 Fret Soprano with ebony fretboard...already spoken for.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51203198020_b0273b69ec_k.jpgCDD1E0CC-090C-4F5B-AC14-A3645B9772F2 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
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    You tube reply list to video of repair kit. ...

    You tube reply list to video of repair kit.



    Bill webb
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    Hi Ken just seen your post as my 10-20 has just stripped, as well, do you still make this part ? Or tell me where I could get...
  22. Thread: An alternative

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    An alternative

    I woke up this morning...Da Der Der Da Dum. ...with this idea in my head for a less expensive String Spacing Gauge ...this is a simple version of my delux model and anyone with a bit of mechanical...
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    Come on Dom Im sure you can build one ..I built 5...

    Come on Dom Im sure you can build one ..I built 5 from scratch... there are some good designs on the web of timber frame built ones and several aluminium kits on eBay ..I found the best electronics...
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    two piece saddle ..is so that the Uke can be used...

    two piece saddle ..is so that the Uke can be used with low G tuning or Re-entrant tuning ..you just put the small saddle in the correct slot. :)
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    Sure .:)...

    Sure .:)...
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