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    i have a man to do mine...

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    Before I go any further I'm going to take Chuck's advice from a few years back, and make a clamp with cauls to fit the waist area and see if I can take some mental stress out of the job.
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    Damnit..... I recognize that little beauty. Was sold to me/mine until it perished in a shop fire a little over a year ago


    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    When I build Tenors and Concerts I have less problems...But! with my Sopranos with an ultra arched back and 1 inch waist rad it's not easy
    But sometimes they go right This one I made yonks ago.
    Tobin Crooks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobinsuke View Post
    Damnit..... I recognize that little beauty. Was sold to me/mine until it perished in a shop fire a little over a year ago
    Thats a sad story..I liked that one as well
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    Anyway a bit of thinking and a rummage thro' the scrap bin, a bit of drilling and milling......And I came up with this device .. Next job "see if it actually works" ??.
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    Hope you'll allow a member of the plebeian public to weight in...I LOVE ukuleles without binding. In fact, they remind me of the planes of an infinity pool vs. that pool at Hearst Castle... I also like Copeland's "Simple Gifts" ...I hear that song in my mind when I look at that wonderful Kawika soprano on ebay now. That's my ideal ukulele (just not my ideal price range. Have a great day and thank you for all your hard work making beautiful ukuleles for us to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    From now on just plain "style "O" sopranos"
    There is something quite lovely about a nice style 0 instrument, made cleanly and elegantly. The true craft can shine in its simplicity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    Anyway a bit of thinking and a rummage thro' the scrap bin, a bit of drilling and milling......And I came up with this device .. Next job "see if it actually works" ??.
    Last weekend I showed someone Timbuck's kerf-making machine. I think this is further evidence that his primary interest in uke building is really to let him build shop accoutrements.
    ... or maybe I'm wrong

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    As a non-luthier, I find this conversation fascinating. (Dave Sigman is building my next uke for me, my first custom, and the journey has expanded my obsession beyond playing and acquiring ukes, to the art and craft behind them. I'm not about to try building myself, but wow, I love the world you folks occupy.)

    Since some of you expressed the hope that bindings would fall out of popular favor, let me ask you: Do they make a difference?

    Full disclosure: The uke Dave is making will be first one I've had with binding. That's probably the main draw for me, actually, since I haven't really missed having binding on my other ukes. I appreciate simplicity as well as bling, and while I've heard bindings offer protection, my other ukes seem to have handled the occasional table-tap on a edge quite well...

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