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    Thanks Duane.

    Thanks Duane.
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    It seems like it's going to continue gathering...

    It seems like it's going to continue gathering dust in my workshop!
    Bob
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    I have the Stewmac Tru Channel Binding Router...

    I have the Stewmac Tru Channel Binding Router Jig, solid aluminum, item 5993 in their catalog, which I'll give away for free, plus shipping, which won't be cheap, as the jig is pretty heavy! First...
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    That's a great idea! I need to make that...

    That's a great idea! I need to make that extension!
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    Thanks for the informative replies. I think that...

    Thanks for the informative replies. I think that on my present project I'll use my Makita router with the SM router and bearings, which I almost forgot that I have!
    Bob
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    Routing binding channels

    I'm curious to know what type of router is favoured when routing binding channels. Do you use a Dremel tool, a trim router, or a full sized router? I've always used a Dremel tool. together with...
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    Thanks my old friend!

    Thanks my old friend!
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    Thanks, sequoia, I keep tryin'!

    Thanks, sequoia, I keep tryin'!
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    Thank you, Bluesy, for the kind words. I have to...

    Thank you, Bluesy, for the kind words. I have to admit though, that the hummingbird on the headstock is the only inlay. The other decorations were applied by brush and ink, rather shaky, due to my...
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    My latest teardrop

    This is the latest in a line of soprano teardrops, based on a vintage Favilla shape, that I've built over the years. It was love at first sight when I first saw an original at a ukulele festival. The...
  11. I'll have to give that a try on my next...

    I'll have to give that a try on my next fretboard!

    Bob
  12. Hidden tang

    Here's an example of how the gap created by nipping off the end of the tang is filled in with wood filings and glue. A little extra step in the building process, but I think that it's worth while!
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  13. Bummer!

    I tried to order one, but they are not available yet! You probably got one for review purposes. I put my name down to be notified when they become available to the general public.

    Bob
  14. Not really, I cut the tang back on all my frets,...

    Not really, I cut the tang back on all my frets, then, once seated, I fill the gap with a mixture of wood dust and Titebond glue, because I don't like the end of the fret showing on the side of the...
  15. Great improvement!

    Oh, no, another new tool I have to buy! I gave up using the old one, as it was pretty useless. Recently, since I'm 83 years old and my children are financially secure, I decided to splash out and buy...
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    Thanks for the mention of the panel lamp, Tim. I...

    Thanks for the mention of the panel lamp, Tim. I immediately ordered one, plus a tripod, which is needed in order to use it. In fact, in my opinion, it should be supplied with one. It does give an...
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    Beautiful work, as usual! I enjoy reading your...

    Beautiful work, as usual! I enjoy reading your blog, and learn a lot from your methods of construction!

    Bob
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    I also have used an old ignition points file...

    I also have used an old ignition points file (remember those?). It's small and flat and fine toothed. I have to wait until I remove the masking tape from my current project's fretboard before I'm...
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    Fret dressing file

    My least favorite task in uke construction is dressing the fret ends. I can never get them to even vaguely look alike, nor can I avoid gauging out chunks of the fretboard no matter how I try. I have...
  20. I see that you use a Spanish heel joint on your...

    I see that you use a Spanish heel joint on your teardrop. It certainly makes for a tight, gapless joint. The only drawback I personally see with that, is the neck can get in the way for the rest of...
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    Teardrop, my favorite shape!

    Teardrop, my favorite shape!
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    Excellent work, as usual, Gerard, you also win...

    Excellent work, as usual, Gerard, you also win the "neatness" award!

    Bob
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    I like the looks of it!

    I like the looks of it!
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    Design transfer

    Transferring my design onto my latest uke with tracing paper.
    Bob
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    Beautiful work, love the inlay! Bob

    Beautiful work, love the inlay!

    Bob
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