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    if you buy the tall stuff form stewmac (or...

    if you buy the tall stuff form stewmac (or anywhere) you can cut it in half or even into 3rds and save...
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    Baroque/Stauffer style Soprano ukulele. ...

    Baroque/Stauffer style Soprano ukulele.

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  3. Nice Allen-

    Nice Allen-
  4. Nice- that is very interesting- When i glue on...

    Nice- that is very interesting-
    When i glue on a (what i call) a marriage strip it basically does nothing to hold shape. I used to use spruce, now i use mahogany veneer, but either way it doesn't...
  5. I'm a bit confused- Is that a laminated back,...

    I'm a bit confused- Is that a laminated back, laminated with HHG in a vacuum bag??
  6. There are plenty of rosewoods as good or better...

    There are plenty of rosewoods as good or better then cocobolo which do not have the allergies and skin reactions.
  7. Thanks heaps :)

    Thanks heaps :)
  8. Tight as in well fitting, no gaps

    Tight as in well fitting, no gaps
  9. Don't use T2, use red cap. T2 dries very yellow....

    Don't use T2, use red cap.
    T2 dries very yellow.

    Either the joint wasn't tight or each edge of your joint is right on a dark grain line
    This mostly happens with tops and you just have to...
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    I've tried both ways and I prefer this way but...

    I've tried both ways and I prefer this way but it's close depending on the style of end graft.
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    Things to do today: Burst pernambuco baritone...

    Things to do today:
    Burst pernambuco baritone body,
    Work on pernambuco neck,
    Clear coat selmer neck,
    Install 3 end grafts,
    Design a modern soprano shape with 14 frets to the body.

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  12. use a pore filler for pore filler

    use a pore filler for pore filler
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    It's not dyed. This is quite typical in...

    It's not dyed.
    This is quite typical in Brazilian and other rosewoods.
  14. Kumalae pegs?- Anyone have/know where to get a matching peg?

    Asking for a friend who wants 4 matching original pegs.
    (The light coloured one needs replacing)
    thanks

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  15. Thanks. I also don't pre drill/recess the head...

    Thanks.

    I also don't pre drill/recess the head block for 4 reasons.

    1- I might glue in the head block it slightly off center.
    2- I might route the mortise slightly off center.
    3- The depth of...
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    If it's your first, buy a kit, make it and dont...

    If it's your first, buy a kit, make it and dont worry to much about getting the details perfect.

    If you enjoy the experience, do it again with either a kit or from scratch.
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    Google "Kevin Ryan The Lindisfarne guitar inlay...

    Google "Kevin Ryan The Lindisfarne guitar inlay by Larry Robinson"
    That guitar is made from holly.

    It is traditionally/usually used for binding, white purfling and inlay stuff, not back/sides.
    ...
  18. Found em- thanks. The ones i get locally are...

    Found em- thanks.
    The ones i get locally are very sharp and the threads are quite long (they stick out a fair bit)- ive seen some threaded inserts where the thread is tiny and only like 1 /32nd...
  19. Just rip the label off. It is just paper lightly...

    Just rip the label off. It is just paper lightly glued to the head block. I should be around for a few decades more to make others :)

    Those inserts (the E-Z Lok 400-4 Threaded Insert,) look...
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    haha- it is. close enough

    haha- it is. close enough
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    if you shim- use a hard substance- not a piece of...

    if you shim- use a hard substance- not a piece of foam or rubber. Old credit card, ebony etc.
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    pretty much, but different scale lengths can have...

    pretty much, but different scale lengths can have different string diameter/material and always do have different tension, which has to be taken into account in regard to buzz.
  23. VIDEO- Recessing Head Block for Neck Bolts

    In this video, I show the tool and method I use to recess the neck bolt hole in the head block so I can overlay the head block with a decorative label with wax seal (as shown).

    Some drill this...
  24. Just use any commercial fingerboard oil, or...

    Just use any commercial fingerboard oil,

    or boiled linseed oil, or renaissance wax, Ducks wood conditioner, or any commercial fingerboard oil.
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    Although 2mm is possible (heck, i can do 1mm if...

    Although 2mm is possible (heck, i can do 1mm if you are dumb enough to want it) but my min is 2.5mm, however I prefer it closer to 3mm- It sounds better closer to 3mm
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