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    Thanks for that Chuck. Although I probably have...

    Thanks for that Chuck. Although I probably have the best prices on the planet for Grover tuners and a few other things I sell to builders, I can't touch the $13.00 and change that LMI sells ebony...
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    I also use redwood anytime I am building a uke...

    I also use redwood anytime I am building a uke with a softwood top. Usually curly redwood. Here are a couple of photos. One is a reclaimed all redwood uke from a couple of years ago. No issues with...
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    Dremel is the lutherie standard if you want to...

    Dremel is the lutherie standard if you want to use the myriad of accessory bases, etc. For just freehand grinding, my Black and Decker Wizard, not made anymore, does accept the Dremel universal drill...
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    Drum sanders

    I was asked by a friend today for a recommendation for a small drum sander. I use a wide belt sander, so could not help him, but said I'd ask around. He was told by Shop Fox not to sand anything to...
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    I get my shellac from The Shellac Shack in...

    I get my shellac from The Shellac Shack in Oregon. Nice folks. Will send you the instructions for various # cuts with your order. Fast service and the shellac always disolves easily. Bob/Pegasus...
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    Jerry- I sell Grover slot head tuners in the...

    Jerry- I sell Grover slot head tuners in the price range you are thinking about, as well as more expensive ones too. If interested, send me an e-mail. Bob/Pegasus Guitars & Ukuleles
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    Which waterebase finishes have you used that pop...

    Which waterebase finishes have you used that pop the grain as good as solvent based ones? That could be interesting for students and beginners.
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    The waterbase finish is the problem. It won't...

    The waterbase finish is the problem. It won't bring out the grain or colors. I don't use water base, but I have played with it as a safer finish for students. You can use shellac under the water base...
  9. I don't think it is possible to answer your...

    I don't think it is possible to answer your question. You can't base what you charge on what others charge. It depends on how experienced you are and how confident you are of your abilities.Based on...
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    We have quite a bit of Cuban mahogany here in...

    We have quite a bit of Cuban mahogany here in Hawaii. "Hawaiian Mahogany" is a term that was used for koa in the early years. I don't have any orphan tops, or I'd offer them. In fact you might have...
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    If you are born in the free world, and not...

    If you are born in the free world, and not disadvantaged by the many ways that birth can put on you, I think luck is 1% accident and 99% a result of what you put into life. Coming of working age in...
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    I'm sure glad no one ever told me all this stuff...

    I'm sure glad no one ever told me all this stuff when I started 40+ years ago. I would have actually gotten a real job and been doing real work for a living! No one has ever thought I've had to work...
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    Ken- Where is that carving, or is it real? Hard...

    Ken- Where is that carving, or is it real? Hard to tell the scale of it. --Bob
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    In the U.S. you can buy a variety of similar DC...

    In the U.S. you can buy a variety of similar DC mini tools like that from Micro Mark. Thay have a wide variety. Quality is hit and miss.
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    For me, putting tools away all the time is...

    For me, putting tools away all the time is actually distracting to my work. Especially if I have to get the tool, use it for 15 seconds, and then put it away. So, I created a specific place to pile...
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    Looks pretty normal to me. I don't see any...

    Looks pretty normal to me. I don't see any issue.--Bob
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    Josh, Thanks. Time to order some chain from...

    Josh,
    Thanks. Time to order some chain from Bailey's anyway. If I can get the sharpener to work on my Lenox blades, I'll probably pick up a second one. Hope you're doing great! BTW, that Driftmaster...
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    Ken- I have one of those cheap, or should I say...

    Ken- I have one of those cheap, or should I say economy, chain sharpeners. Does a really great job on my saw chains. Cost less than the price of a new chain for my larger saw. I have often wondered...
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    The dial indicaor is an interesting idea. The...

    The dial indicaor is an interesting idea. The crank on my Driftmaster has not been accurate enough for me. I slide a large magnet tightly up against the outside of the fence, which is aluminum. Then...
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    Brad-Some time ago a friend that shows up here...

    Brad-Some time ago a friend that shows up here occasionally, guided me toward resawing off the open side of the wood rather than between the fence and the blade. For thin repetative cuts, it will...
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    If you are just talking about picture frames,...

    If you are just talking about picture frames, search for koa picture frames.
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    Pete, I only build with an X on tenors. Built...

    Pete,
    I only build with an X on tenors. Built more than a few. I'd never go back to wavy top fan braced tenors. I started way back with cylinders, but switched to my current spheres sometime ago....
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    Chuck, I like many the elegant solutions builders...

    Chuck, I like many the elegant solutions builders come up with, but Tom's drill bit method is a no brainer. Super easy, requires no fancy set-up, and works 100% of the time. I'm not in the shop, but...
  24. I had no trouble bending the redwood sides on...

    I had no trouble bending the redwood sides on this uke made from reclaimed wood. There was maybe a little more springback, but reheating the wood took care of that. Good luck!
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    Classicals a Waste?

    Just curious if you also consider classical guitar music to be a waste? Lots of spectacular musicians in that genre and their associated builders of classical guitars certainly are not to be...
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