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  1. Thread: Handsaw storage

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    Lance, nice simple design. Being forgetful, I...

    Lance, nice simple design. Being forgetful, I think I would find myself bent over below the saws and forget they are there and cut my head open on the way back up!
    Cheers Cal
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    I have never known Araldite to go rock hard like...

    I have never known Araldite to go rock hard like a ďrealĒ 2 pac does, you canít sand it, it just balls up. I would use a commercial type like west systems, it will sand really well and adhere to the...
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    They certainly sound fantastic, I only dream of...

    They certainly sound fantastic, I only dream of being able to play like that! The fellow in my video is coming back this afternoon to start teaching me how to play, I need to take little steps first...
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    Thanks Chris, nice of you to say! The kids love...

    Thanks Chris, nice of you to say!
    The kids love their instruments and Iím pretty chuffed with mine too :)
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    Thanks Euge! Iím planning the next one, there...

    Thanks Euge!
    Iím planning the next one, there are a few things I will be changing, the main one being a larger volume body. This one lacks a bit of resonance in the b and e strings, I am loving the...
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    Yep, I know of him. I have seen a few clips of...

    Yep, I know of him. I have seen a few clips of his.
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    I have found someone to play my ukulele for me...

    I have found someone to play my ukulele for me and give me feedback, he loves it!
    Tell me what you think of it!

    YouTube
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    Thanks Eric, I will check him out :)

    Thanks Eric, I will check him out :)
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    Thanks Paul, at this stage Iím still trying to...

    Thanks Paul, at this stage Iím still trying to put into practice what I learn from each build I do. I wouldnít even know how to price them to sell, I think that I need to get a few more under my belt...
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    Thanks Eugene, and I can guarantee you I have no...

    Thanks Eugene, and I can guarantee you I have no clue how to play it! I need my children to teach me! Now itís built I will spend some serious time on learning how to play it. That is, in between a...
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    Well itís finally finished! Blackwood body,...

    Well itís finally finished!
    Blackwood body, Sheoak fretboard and headstock plate, 9 piece neck comprising of Tasmanian Myrtle, Jarrah and Claret Ash, Redgum bridge with under saddle piezo, preamp...
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    READ ME! Just be careful with this one, I work for AP and...

    Just be careful with this one, I work for AP and I am aware of many of the eBay specials are counterfeit. We have had a few and they get past on to the investigation team.
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    A pic just for Eugene :) ...

    A pic just for Eugene :)

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190719/22957d3e6d816152b9ab0d65517d1c65.jpg
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    Thatís a beauty John! Have a great trip!

    Thatís a beauty John!
    Have a great trip!
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    More ukuleles on the bench

    The body still needs a heap of finishing, many layers to go the grain still needs filling. Iím starting to feel like the karate kid, wax on wax off grasshopper :)
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    More progress pics, the back is now on the body,...

    More progress pics, the back is now on the body, binding is complete and fretboard is done ( I really dislike fretwork)
    Fretboard now gluing to the neck prior to gluing to the body (photos are just...
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    Except for when gluing nitrocellulose or plastic...

    Except for when gluing nitrocellulose or plastic binding, that is where the acetone comes in to its own, completely compatible with both the above for use as a glue. It bonds the binding by melting...
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    I donít think that it would make the plastic...

    I donít think that it would make the plastic binding soak in to the wrc, but I would seal the binding channels with shellac first to stop the acetone running past the channels and evaporate before...
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    The neck for my Blackwood baritone is ready for...

    The neck for my Blackwood baritone is ready for the fretboard and finish.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190716/df4e3e69102919a8810a740c53d13ca6.jpg...
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    Acetone is what is used, tape binding in place...

    Acetone is what is used, tape binding in place then with a syringe dribble the acetone between the plastic binding and timber. The acetone melts the binding on to the body.
    I would prefer to use...
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    Hi Ian, thank you. yes I have, he is a great...

    Hi Ian, thank you. yes I have, he is a great builder. There are so many great instrument makers out there.
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    3 string Cigar box guitar

    Had a few hours spare and decided to get to and make another cigar box guitar. I salvaged a bed head some time ago and cut up the ply centre into some usable bits. The fretboard, top and back are...
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    Tasmanian oak and Jarrah guitar build.

    Top work there Kirby and from the clip on instagram it sounds fantastic as well!
  24. Thread: Tiny House

    by Cal
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    Set up as a new church compound :)

    Set up as a new church compound :)
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    Yes clear nylon strings can be hard to see in the...

    Yes clear nylon strings can be hard to see in the photos ;)
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    Ok, another child happy! The second baritone...

    Ok, another child happy! The second baritone ukulele is finished, I have a high fret that needs attention but the rest is done. Now on to mine!...
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    Thanks Mark, was great to meet you too. If...

    Thanks Mark, was great to meet you too.
    If youíre out this way, drop in! Cheers Cal
  28. Thread: End of an Era

    by Cal
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    THANK YOU Evan, all the best to your wife and yourself....

    Evan, all the best to your wife and yourself. Thank you for all the wonderful posts and threads, Iím sure we will still see you on here. I recall you mentioning about making some ukuleles, I think...
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    So far so good Len. Already 2mm thick and itís...

    So far so good Len.
    Already 2mm thick and itís all but dry, there was a lot of free moisture in the boards initially for sure but it has seemed to dry really well. I didnít take them straight to 2mm...
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    Geeze, donít burn it! Next time youíre up my way...

    Geeze, donít burn it! Next time youíre up my way for a cuppa bring it with you!
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    More ukuleles on the bench

    Thanks Erick, you will have to come up and over the hill and have a look some time!
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    The saga continues, these ukuleles are taking way...

    The saga continues, these ukuleles are taking way too long to finish themselves!
    Got the binding on the top side of the Camphor Laurel uke, I have to save closing the box due to the painful but...
  33. Thread: Tiny House

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    Due to grey water and sewage, they need to allow...

    Due to grey water and sewage, they need to allow for the maximum people residing in the dwelling, I think most councils limit that to 5 or 6 people as standard. I donít pretend to know why this is, I...
  34. Thread: Tiny House

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    Get onto Fredís tiny houses up Daylesford way, he...

    Get onto Fredís tiny houses up Daylesford way, he has been building the mobile ones for years (he has a website). He also recommends people donít buy land to put them on anywhere in the country as...
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    It will most likely split, it collapses as it...

    It will most likely split, it collapses as it dries too. How thick is it? I would leave it at at least 50mm and sticker and strap it down really well at that, tighten the straps every month or two as...
  36. Thread: Blackwood

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    TASMANIA Just to clarify for you.The lens is dirty,...

    Just to clarify for you.The lens is dirty, nothing to do with the light.
    I was a photographer for over 20 years, you can trust me :)
    If itís a phone, use a soft cloth on the end of a cotton bud and...
  37. Thread: Maglite Torch help

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    One issue will be the corrosion will have run its...

    One issue will be the corrosion will have run its way up the wiring toward the switch, and will keep going eventually destroying the wire.
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    The Postie in me has to ask, where does the mail...

    The Postie in me has to ask, where does the mail go? Nothing obvious on the outside. Your regular postie will get use to it but a relieving postie may scratch his head trying to figure out where to...
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    FREE: SA Hi Alby, Sorry, I had a get together here on the...

    Hi Alby,
    Sorry, I had a get together here on the weekend and it was collected by one of the forum members. I knew there was something I had to do (Mark this as taken)
    I do have a heap of other...
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    South Australian get together soon!

    Great to see positive reviews of the day! I think it was a success on so many levels, we all seem to have varying interests in all things timber related which was to be expected but yet we could all...
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    Jono & Johno online from Ballarat will be able to...

    Jono & Johno online from Ballarat will be able to help you out. I got my 44Ē bar from them for my husky 395. I would not go any bigger than 44Ē on the 660 either, itís not powerful enough for a 50Ē+...
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    Well I thoroughly enjoyed the day, thank you all...

    Well I thoroughly enjoyed the day, thank you all for coming! It was great to put faces to names. Weather was amazing, blue skies and great temperature, I think we lucked out there! I didnít get a...
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    Not sure if I mentioned what time the day kicks...

    Not sure if I mentioned what time the day kicks off or not? 10am start and conclusion at 5pm
    Cheers Cal
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    Well I managed to get back to the ukuleles, a bit...

    Well I managed to get back to the ukuleles, a bit of time has passed since I have been able to continue working on them.
    I finished working on my router stand, I made a bush on the lathe to go under...
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    This looks fantastic Kirby, well done!

    This looks fantastic Kirby, well done!
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    Hello all, an email has been sent to all...

    Hello all, an email has been sent to all attending.
    I am really looking forward to meeting you all, I hope the weather is kind to us too!
    There are two more people coming, Barry and Chris (husband...
  47. Thread: turnable 90* elbow

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    Tonto, did you get your bell mouth hoods sorted?...

    Tonto, did you get your bell mouth hoods sorted? I have still got a mandrel for making them but I donít have any 6Ē pvc, I donít have a need to buy a 6 metre length of it but if you still need some...
  48. NEW Thank you, much appreciated :)

    Thank you, much appreciated :)
  49. Thread: turnable 90* elbow

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    Iím not sure if my setup helps in any way, it...

    Iím not sure if my setup helps in any way, it swivels 90* from vertical to horizontal. I have it hooked up to the table saw most of the time or I can swing it over to my bench for use with routing or...
  50. NEW I should have explained that it is my dust...

    I should have explained that it is my dust extraction hood, made of mdf if you scroll up to post #141 you will see the picture of it there. I donít cover it up with anything else. I will try to find...
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