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  1. As my nuts and saddles are mostly made with Ebony...

    As my nuts and saddles are mostly made with Ebony and they are all more or less the same soprano size and profile , I make them in long lengths and then cut them off to size and i only have to shape...
  2. Bob! in the past Ive held small items like nuts...

    Bob! in the past Ive held small items like nuts and saddles in a vice like that one and run them through the thickness sander to level them ..it works great.
  3. Sorry about that ..I must have got mixed up with...

    Sorry about that ..I must have got mixed up with another tool with with a similar name :) .....133974
  4. You cannot go wrong with clamps ... these are my...

    You cannot go wrong with clamps ... these are my favourite ones made by Kleg ..they clamp all sizes automatically without having to adjust.
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    I’ll sort out my inbox later today..Meanwhile I...

    I’ll sort out my inbox later today..Meanwhile I have made a video of how I make the steel strips that form part of the gauge I have also included the video I made a couple of years ago of the...
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    yep ! I got it ...it will take a few days before...

    yep ! I got it ...it will take a few days before I can start ..I have to dig out the jigs and tooling and set up the fly press .
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    String spacing gauge

    While having a tidy up session in the workshop I discovered that I had a few spare parts left over to make a few more of these ..I recon I can make up another dozen or so of the 4 pointer type so if...
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    Hi again Matt...maybe this little device I...

    Hi again Matt...maybe this little device I imagined up would help you get the fret wire the right way up when you hammer it in at one end. I made it from some brass shim, but a tin can would do just...
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    I have had that as well...I tried folding a piece...

    I have had that as well...I tried folding a piece of tape around the wire end with the tab in line with the tang so I could line it up straight before the hammer tap...it worked a bit but not ideal.
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    You don’t have to just rely on the torque wrench...

    You don’t have to just rely on the torque wrench clicking when it reaches goal..you can stop before it clicks if you think it is tight enough and you can add more pressure after the click if you...
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    Rosewood fretboard source

    Ive been getting these Guitar fretboard blanks from Amazon 3 at a time ... AAA quality Rosewood.
    and with careful resawing I can get 4 ukulele boards out of each one. Works out at 2.40 UKP per...
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    You just start off with light pressure then...

    You just start off with light pressure then increase the torque setting until it seats them nice ... (Mine is set at 46 Newton Meters or 34 Foot Lbs) then lock it in place for good. Simple.:cheers:
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    Bending with heat usually means it will stay...

    Bending with heat usually means it will stay bent..as same as bending the sides on a hot iron..Also there are loads of furniture products out there that are heat bent....so hopefully all will be well.
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    Hi Matt ..I always run the point of a scriber in...

    Hi Matt ..I always run the point of a scriber in the slots opening em out a bit .. and I find tapping the frets in just at one end with a plastic hammer with the fretboard on a flat steel block...
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    Thats a great invention...love it :)

    Thats a great invention...love it :)
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    I cant get anything on that link Pete. :(

    I cant get anything on that link Pete. :(
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    Warped and twisted neck blank video

    I roughed out a batch of neck blanks last year and most of then turned out ok after storage...but a few decided to stress relieve themselves over the months and ended up a bit twisted..this is the...
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    Those chords are more or less what I play only I...

    Those chords are more or less what I play only I like to add a G in the phrase "riding in the TT races".. like D7 //// G / G6/
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    Soprano Martin style waist bends at 1 inch radius...

    Soprano Martin style waist bends at 1 inch radius sometimes crack or leave gaps in mahogany linings, usually at each side of the waist bends...pre bending I find, gives a nice snug fit, but not...
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    I have been pre bending linings for years...

    I have been pre bending linings for years ..Video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igefP_h7Nh8
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    You don’t need an expensive Dremel...you can buy...

    You don’t need an expensive Dremel...you can buy small inexpensive electric motors that are almost the same as the ones Dremel uses.
  22. Thread: Wasps

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    Yes! they do get bad press...but youve got to...

    Yes! they do get bad press...but youve got to love their little innocent faces .. especially when they sting you.:(
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  23. Ive baked all sorts of light coloured woods in...

    Ive baked all sorts of light coloured woods in the oven (DIY Torrification) just wrap it in ali foil and put it in at 200 + degrees C for a couple of hours, they all come out darker than they went...
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    Another discovery with CA accelerator..it kills...

    Another discovery with CA accelerator..it kills dandelions and other weeds growing on the crazy paving..they turn black and shrivel up within 24 hours of application. :)
  25. Thread: Wasps

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    Wasps

    We have had a week of fine sunny weather here in the UK ..very welcome.
    But! The downside is the wasps that keep getting into the workshop..I suppose attracted by the smell of sawdust..I caught a...
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