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    There is another post where we have been talking...

    There is another post where we have been talking about a buy/sell/trade post or sticky or a new category in the forum for luthier wood and supplies. I could certainly supply you with some raw...
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    It is encouraging to me to hear about other...

    It is encouraging to me to hear about other builders' failures. This is not something we talk about a lot.

    Though I'm approaching 6 ukuleles completed, and another not far after that, I'm sitting...
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    I've been thinking about this again lately, and I...

    I've been thinking about this again lately, and I agree that a sticky would be a good idea.
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    3.8mm sounds very stout for ukulele sides. I...

    3.8mm sounds very stout for ukulele sides. I thought most uke sides to be 2mm or less, maybe as thin as 1.5mm, and uke sized kerfed lining are 4-5mm wide (at widest point).

    I'd guess your sides...
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    There are some woods that are nearly impossible...

    There are some woods that are nearly impossible to find quartersawn (anymore) but that doesn't stop folks from buying and building with them.

    Also the small size of a ukulele means that seasonal...
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    Yes, when seeing your post I was pretty convinced...

    Yes, when seeing your post I was pretty convinced I'd try it one day.
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    Yes. I just looked again. A very small amount...

    Yes. I just looked again. A very small amount of twist in the waist which only needs slight persuasion to correct.

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    I bent the second walnut side last night and here...

    I bent the second walnut side last night and here is a pic to show the spring back (or lack thereof), with paper template inside. 124896
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    It's always interesting to see how others do...

    It's always interesting to see how others do things. You've got what appears to be some handy jigs and fixtures that work nicely.

    I was inspired enough by it to today make a fretboard template....
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    Yes, I have all the permissions. I was actually...

    Yes, I have all the permissions. I was actually trying to bypass uploading directly as I don't care for the smaller pics that result, but was hoping for a foolproof 3rd party hosting method that...
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    Yes, I have all the permissions. I was actually...

    Yes, I have all the permissions. I was actually trying to bypass uploading directly as I don't care for the smaller pics that result, but was hoping for a foolproof 3rd party hosting method that...
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    I wish I knew the answer to this. I've had...

    I wish I knew the answer to this. I've had trouble in the past trying to link to Google photos. This time pics are linking to where they are hosted on Facebook. Seems like some people can see and...
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    Yes. I drilled the single row of hole to start,...

    Yes. I drilled the single row of hole to start, thinking I'd add more if it seemed they were needed. But it's looking like that is not the case.
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    I know most folks here can figure out how this...

    I know most folks here can figure out how this works, but here are some photos of the actual bending happening.
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  15. Thread: Radius dish?

    by Brett S.
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    I use adhesive spray...it's something I use in...

    I use adhesive spray...it's something I use in the shop quite a bit and wouldn't want to be without.
  16. Thread: Radius dish?

    by Brett S.
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    I use 80. Go figure. :p

    I use 80. Go figure.
    :p
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    A Different Way to Bend with Steam

    Though bending on a hot pipe has worked reasonably well for me, there have been some difficulties and frustrations, and so I've entertained thoughts of other methods and techniques. Laminating is...
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    use a brush attachment on your vac

    use a brush attachment on your vac
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    Doh, it appears I misread and misunderstood. (so...

    Doh, it appears I misread and misunderstood. (so disregard previous)
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    Except appearance I see no reason to not use flat...

    Except appearance I see no reason to not use flat sawn for the sides. My concert sides are just under 16", but if you run just a bit short then just do the end graft. Looks like a good plan that...
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    Having 1.26mm at fret 1 and (growing to) 1.5mm at...

    Having 1.26mm at fret 1 and (growing to) 1.5mm at 12 suggests to me (without more information) that fret board #2 is made to a longer scale than #1, assuming of course you are measuring and comparing...
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    Yes, agreed. That is what I was thinking. ...

    Yes, agreed. That is what I was thinking. Selling surplus, trades maybe? Materials for newer builders.
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    Selling Wood on this Forum?

    Since getting a band saw this past year, I've thought of selling some tonewood here and there to help bring in a little extra cash from time to time. I put a couple of items out on Ebay and took a...
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    I, too make Martin style Sopranos (well, 2 have...

    I, too make Martin style Sopranos (well, 2 have I) but if I didn't I'd be all over getting ahold of one of yours. They look lovely and give me something to aspire to. And they seem to sell like...
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    Glad your wood arrived safe and well. Looking...

    Glad your wood arrived safe and well. Looking forward to seeing what you cook up with it one day.
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