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  1. To change the speed click on the gear shape on...

    To change the speed click on the gear shape on the right and go to speed. The song is in the key of C so the chords would be C, F, and G. In this song he plays C-C7-F-G7-C and adds Am sometimes
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    What torque do you use? Is it different for...

    What torque do you use? Is it different for different woods?
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    I use ties for ukulele straps, the only good use...

    I use ties for ukulele straps, the only good use that I know.
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    I agree with Timbuck, there is no shortcut to...

    I agree with Timbuck, there is no shortcut to making a Banjo uke. I pulled my uke out and tried to tune it up and looking a the head was a deep dip with no way to adjust it. I think I will hang it...
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    I made one with a 8" hand drum and it was not...

    I made one with a 8" hand drum and it was not strong enough to stay in tune. I put it on the shelf for another day but that day hasn't come. I think it needs a full round back with f holes or...
  6. I too think that 350 is too hot. I wrap the...

    I too think that 350 is too hot. I wrap the sides in parchment paper(the cooking kind) and it helped keeping the sides cleaner, not clean but better. I use a blanket to bring the side to steam and...
  7. It's a great chord to learn, you can play it up...

    It's a great chord to learn, you can play it up the neck.
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    As others have said take it slow and it will...

    As others have said take it slow and it will happen. I looked at my chords until I got better and then I would play with my eyes closed. You will know when you missed a chord. Start with an easy...
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    I use a 1/2" bit but I start with a larger...

    I use a 1/2" bit but I start with a larger bearing and run the router in the climb cut direction. I then change to the 1/2" bearing and only have a small amount to remove, again a climb cut. It is...
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    No heat in my shop. I wear warm clothes and take...

    No heat in my shop. I wear warm clothes and take parts to glue inside if it's too cold.
  11. How do you spread glue?

    How do you spread glue?
  12. Is there any reason the spool clamps are round? ...

    Is there any reason the spool clamps are round? They would be just as good square with cork pads and a nut and a nut driver rather than a wing nut and easier to make.
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    Can you use a bit of the offcut of the edges and...

    Can you use a bit of the offcut of the edges and match the grain? A little glue and then sand it down by hand.
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    I saw that too. She cut her own sticks and they...

    I saw that too. She cut her own sticks and they looked small to me. Most wood if properly sized will want to return to it's shape if not over bent. I will try the same thing she did with the scale...
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    Thank you all, I give these ideas a try.

    Thank you all, I give these ideas a try.
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    Go Bar Clanp

    Does anyone use the Go Bar clamping system? It seems like it would be able to clamp somethings like braces well. I wonder what to use for the clamp sticks and what size they should be.
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    My best sounding tenor is made of cherry.

    My best sounding tenor is made of cherry.
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    Yes it should be Bass ukulele. Booli, Thanks...

    Yes it should be Bass ukulele.

    Booli, Thanks for the help, I like to make ukuleles and thought this would be a new way to go in the shop and playing. I will look up those links.
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    Base Ukulele

    Has anyone built a Base uku? Do you know of plans for one?

    Bill
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    Thanks for the link. I've been using shellac for...

    Thanks for the link. I've been using shellac for years and I just learned a lot more about it, thanks.
  21. Stop in Ashland on the way and go to Cripple...

    Stop in Ashland on the way and go to Cripple Creek Music, it's worth the stop.
    http://www.cripplecreekmusic.com/
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    Add a vacuum to your RO sander and it will sand...

    Add a vacuum to your RO sander and it will sand faster and have much less dust, a win win. I have 2 Dewalt sanders and could buy several more for the price of the Festool which is a great sander...
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    This is the list I use. ...

    This is the list I use. http://www.ukuke.co.uk/Common%20Chords%20by%20Keys.pdf
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    How do the 7th chords fit in? I have been...

    How do the 7th chords fit in? I have been playing a song in C but using C7. That isn't a note in the key of C but fits to my ear for this song.
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    Could the blade be getting too hot in the thicker...

    Could the blade be getting too hot in the thicker cut and going slack. I have been using the Wood slicer and it works well. They have a setup sheet that was a help to me....
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