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    darn, I have that breadboard, but the missus uses it as a breadboard!
    Good spot

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    Very creative, Timbuck. Do you resaw by hand or by machine? I'm asking because I purchased a Redwood billet for the top on my upcoming Tenor Guitar build. The board is wider than the resawing capacity of my bandsaw, so hand cutting is my only option. I have a nice German made hand ripsaw, and I have resawed small stuff with it, but it is laborious. I found instructions on how to make a frame saw, and I'm wondering if that is a better option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyturley View Post
    Very creative, Timbuck. Do you resaw by hand or by machine? I'm asking because I purchased a Redwood billet for the top on my upcoming Tenor Guitar build. The board is wider than the resawing capacity of my bandsaw, so hand cutting is my only option. I have a nice German made hand ripsaw, and I have resawed small stuff with it, but it is laborious. I found instructions on how to make a frame saw, and I'm wondering if that is a better option.
    Have a look here at Svens website..He knows all about frame sawing and builds some wonderful instruments just with hand tools,
    http://argapa.blogspot.com/2018/09/r...onal-best.html
    http://ukulele-innovation.tripod.com ebay i/d squarepeg_3000 Email timmsken@hotmail.com

    If you can believe that moving images and sound, can fly through empty space across the universe and be seen and heard on a box in your living room ?.. then you can believe in anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    Have a look here at Svens website..He knows all about frame sawing and builds some wonderful instruments just with hand tools,
    http://argapa.blogspot.com/2018/09/r...onal-best.html
    Thanks much.

    EDIT: just went and looked at his blog. Impressive stuff. Must have gotten some interesting looks carrying the resawn Mahogany sheets on a bus.
    Last edited by tonyturley; 09-28-2018 at 02:15 PM.

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    Acacia/Koa/?? Breadboard arrived this morning It was made from 3 pieces glued together at 2 1/4" & 2 3/8" & 1" ..The bark at one side was glued and stapled on one edge but the staples were few and not very deep into the main wood and I can work round them with careful sanding.
    I managed to get enough sides for six sopranos..Not bad for 12 ..2 a set ..I hope it bends ok?
    IMG_1472 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
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    If you can believe that moving images and sound, can fly through empty space across the universe and be seen and heard on a box in your living room ?.. then you can believe in anything.

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    Always impressed with the resourcefulness and determination of y'all!
    Ken, on flicker you've a pic of kerfing kn a sink. Looks like soapy water? I'm interested in what that's about.
    "Why is it that you never have time to do it right the first time, but you always have time to do it right the second time??"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBarnett View Post
    Always impressed with the resourcefulness and determination of y'all!
    Ken, on flicker you've a pic of kerfing in a sink. Looks like soapy water? I'm interested in what that's about.
    I pre-bend my linings on a hot pipe before I fit and glue them in, so that they are a close fit with no stress or springback..but sometimes I get some brittle lengths that break easily while bending, and I've found that they are more plyable if I soak them in hot water first with a little washing up liquid as a wetting agent..This way I seem to get less Breakages.
    http://ukulele-innovation.tripod.com ebay i/d squarepeg_3000 Email timmsken@hotmail.com

    If you can believe that moving images and sound, can fly through empty space across the universe and be seen and heard on a box in your living room ?.. then you can believe in anything.

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