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    All is right Bob, not necessarily well. And thank...

    All is right Bob, not necessarily well. And thank you so much for resurrecting this topic. It seems that old dogs still need to earn new tricks eh? I guess this type of clamping is super popular with...
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    I know this is nearly 2 years old but I had to,...

    I know this is nearly 2 years old but I had to, out of necessity revisit this method of clamping using Kekani's 'dirty/simple' clamp hack and it 'worked'. However my experience differs from the...
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    I don't know if he is still in Business but...

    I don't know if he is still in Business but Borson Resaw was the goto guy in CA back in the day - he still has a lump of koa I had sent to him... still has a web presence http://www.borsonresaw.com
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    I've done it and.... well there are subtle...

    I've done it and.... well there are subtle differences that end up a matter of choice. I like thinner bodies..
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    Gotoh only seem to deal with distributors who offer such little discount. Ja Parts?
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    You must be the only person in the UK knows how...

    You must be the only person in the UK knows how to use one of those Ken.... I gave mine away.
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    You were SAVED Hallelujah!

    You were SAVED Hallelujah!
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    under 2500 GBP. My tech expert explains all...

    under 2500 GBP.

    My tech expert explains all here: https://www.facebook.com/no1petehowlett/videos/4269559399775293
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    I never knew that Ken..

    I never knew that Ken..
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    CNC Router technology for builders

    Most of you know that due to PD my main output is now a design I build around my CNC router

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    I currently have a nicely built but very expensive light Italian model that handles all of my...
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    Things are changing monthly in Europe. We would...

    Things are changing monthly in Europe. We would have had all these shenanigans even if we had remained in UK. It's why you should use an intermediary like TransGlobal. As for Australia... it's been a...
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    Use transglobal express Ken...

    Use transglobal express Ken...
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    I think the overall consensus is it's a 'seating'...

    I think the overall consensus is it's a 'seating' problem. We have had this issue and everything said above fixes it one way or another. If you like an interference fit for everything then under...
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    Wood is expensive and hey Bob, don't forget I've...

    Wood is expensive and hey Bob, don't forget I've visited your workshop and seen stuff no one will ever see.... glad you are still building FT. I'm retiring in December. With my PD, 'the thrill' has...
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    Cook Woods

    I never know what's going on in this world but I did stumble across this. https://www.cookwoods.com/collections/ukuleles

    Having not bought any wood for a long time from them I was shocked at the...
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    New Strings

    I discovered another two new string brands. Fishing line companies must be doing a nice trade :)
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    They are nominal sizes..

    They are nominal sizes..
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    Gouging I think is the American term... Just out...

    Gouging I think is the American term... Just out of interest, how much do you guys in the US pay for Cardinal?
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    Thickness is totally critical. I use a rule of...

    Thickness is totally critical. I use a rule of thumb its 1.75mm for me. No thicker but sometimes down to 1.65mm if it is rosewood. Your cherry should bend pretty easy. Does this help:
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    I was offered a gallon of Cardinal recently for ...

    I was offered a gallon of Cardinal recently for three hundred and twenty pounds. Thats four hundred and forty five dollars. (I can't embed the numbers and symbols) Two hundred and fifty dollars...
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    The salary was more than I paid myself! I never...

    The salary was more than I paid myself! I never got any bites and am still in the same position. Hoping to wind up the building side of my business in December and offer courses in building and ...
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    Me too Ken, me too!

    Me too Ken, me too!
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    I use clamps with a cardboard mask to protect the...

    I use clamps with a cardboard mask to protect the top. I cannot stand the constant noise from the compressor even though it is in another room. And then there is the clamp on clamp off performance...
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    Minimus Nautilus

    Fun lapel pin representing my Revelator design.
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    This was a good first attempt at live chat...

    This was a good first attempt at live chat streaming with multiple participants. Bradford Donaldson joined and we had a modest total of 6 delegates to test the system Not ideal for demo style...
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