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    Thanks! The argument against it on the peghead is...

    Thanks! The argument against it on the peghead is fear ;) I should probably get over that.

    I inlaid a bunny at the 12th fret on the fingerboard that rabbited into the bushes and it was a bit of a...
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    Thanks! Great tip on protecting the surroundings...

    Thanks! Great tip on protecting the surroundings with shellac. I'll give that a try with my test blocks.

    I fiddled a bunch yesterday with a headstock inlay but wasn't able to come up with anything...
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    Now that you've proved the design will you make...

    Now that you've proved the design will you make another mango out of mango?

    Love that the bridge and side-port continue the theme with their leaf shapes
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    Huge progress today: got the fingerboard finished...

    Huge progress today: got the fingerboard finished up to leveling the frets, for which I need more sandpaper. I skipped over that and got the neck assembled, and everything else sanded to 150. Dry fit...
  5. Thread: Costumes

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    Looks great! I bet the residents loved it! Keep...

    Looks great! I bet the residents loved it! Keep on making the world a better place!
  6. Congrats! Love to hear a happy ending! The two...

    Congrats! Love to hear a happy ending!

    The two siblings look pretty good together too!
  7. Thread: House Ukuleles

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    My only expensive one is carbon fiber, so I don’t...

    My only expensive one is carbon fiber, so I don’t have many worries on its account.

    The only uke that hasn’t left the house since it’s arrival is the solid-body electric, just because it requires...
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    Martinlover posted a review thread on these at...

    Martinlover posted a review thread on these at https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?141695-Sparrow-Ukuleles-from-Virginia&p=2183722#post2183722
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    Been holding strong on the...

    Been holding strong on the no-new-in-until-some-go-out. My last uke the "temporary" baritone I got 189 days ago. I've now crossed to more months playing than ukes (last time I counted it was more...
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    The jig worked well, but I've only been able to...

    The jig worked well, but I've only been able to get a couple of frets cut, de-tanged, and installed at a time before my back's given up on me. I'm about halfway there, I'm making steady-if-slow...
  11. Thread: Glueing braces

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    Stupid question time: is there a reason other...

    Stupid question time: is there a reason other than that it's not necessary and a pain to work with not to use epoxy?

    Not that those aren't pretty good reasons on their own, but why is it...
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    That's too bad! It looks like it would've been...

    That's too bad! It looks like it would've been really pretty if it weren't right in the uncanny valley!
  13. Thread: Pickup in Leolani

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    Almost 3 months later this showed up on my...

    Almost 3 months later this showed up on my doorstep today. Itís the same system as in the Enyas that are being delivered now, so Iíll let those folks provide reviews. Iím not sure right now what Iím...
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    Hardcore! I've been trying to learn fretless and...

    Hardcore! I've been trying to learn fretless and can't nail the intonation on a full-scale bass. My wife (aka: she-with-the-good-ears) would probably leave me if I tried that on about half the scale!...
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    Those examples are all longer scale than the...

    Those examples are all longer scale than the Ibanez Mikro that Jim ruled out as being too big (except for the Mikro on both lists).

    The thread's also over a year old. It's so old, Kohanmike only...
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    Good! They can help explain these abbreviations!...

    Good! They can help explain these abbreviations! ;)

    DILLIGAF stands for Do I Look Like An Underwater Breathing Apparatus, right?
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    These are my favorites too for guitar and uke. I...

    These are my favorites too for guitar and uke. I have heavier picks for mandolin. You can get a trial pack with all three types to try them out. I think I like the delrin ones but I don’t object to...
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    Check with the state you’ll be in. I remember not...

    Check with the state you’ll be in. I remember not having to pay sales tax when visiting Seattle from Calgary, and it looks like that’s still the somewhat case in WA (but no longer exempt at the POS):...
  19. There is a device “Tone-Gard”(tm) which addresses...

    There is a device “Tone-Gard”(tm) which addresses this for mandolins. It’s a cage that fits to the back to keep the mandolin from being squelched by the body. There’s a DIY tutorial that would work...
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    Where is best to put the uke will depend on...

    Where is best to put the uke will depend on personal preferences and circumstances.

    I like to pull my uke into the drivers seat while I'm parked waiting for something. I could get out of my seat...
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    It was a pretty trivial jig (mine's not as pretty...

    It was a pretty trivial jig (mine's not as pretty as in the video - just three pieces of scrap glued together, two holes, a cut, and a fret slot). It took significantly more time to watch the video...
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    I leave mine in the back seat (under a tonneau...

    I leave mine in the back seat (under a tonneau cover so it's not completely visible). Primary use is in parking lots if I'm early for something or someone. If it's nice out (particularly in the...
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    I have absolutely no need for the Enya (I already...

    I have absolutely no need for the Enya (I already have an Outdoor), but darn it: the orange one would match my car!
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    Your example makes me think you mean something different by "Hawaiian sounding" than most of us are interpreting that phrase. I think of "Hawaiian sounding" as much more of a genre marker than a...
  25. Another vote here for the player and play style...

    Another vote here for the player and play style having much more of an effect than the instrument itself. I've heard what I'd consider Hawaiian music on instruments other than ukulele, and I've heard...
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