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    That sounds like a great idea, I have sealed the...

    That sounds like a great idea, I have sealed the grout but I can just imagine how they will look after the first spaghetti night! I need to mix some grout up and seal it as a sample and throw some...
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    VICTORIA Thanks Eugene :)

    Thanks Eugene :)
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    VICTORIA And I will take the two blocks thanks Eugene,...

    And I will take the two blocks thanks Eugene, will send you a pm
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    Kitchen renovation started

    Bench top is now finished, a couple of fill coats in the gum veins and a seal coat for the whole top, back and exposed ends then two full coats over the top front face and right side. I used a foam...
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    Hmm, want a race? Haha! See who finishes first. ...

    Hmm, want a race? Haha! See who finishes first.
    Iím really intrigued with what you are doing, did you cast the parts yourself?
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    Well nothing ventured nothing gained, go for it!...

    Well nothing ventured nothing gained, go for it! Let us know how it turns out. :)
  7. Thread: The Dixie gtr

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    The Dixie gtr

    Thinking more about this design, it is also going to load up the soundboard to some extent, the portion of the neck that extends into the body appears to be glued directly to the soundboard. Setting...
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    Ok, now I have finished my twelve hour day I will...

    Ok, now I have finished my twelve hour day I will respond in a different way and hopefully you will have the patience and tact that most of us on here afford each other. And yes I probably would have...
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    Look up lattice guitar construction, lots of...

    Look up lattice guitar construction, lots of people do it. I donít build guitar only ukuleles but even ukuleles have been constructed this way.
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    Wow, looks fantastic so far! Iím pulling up a...

    Wow, looks fantastic so far! Iím pulling up a chair to watch your progress :)
  11. I donít know about the whole salt thing, but I...

    I donít know about the whole salt thing, but I have just had a glue failure in one of my boards. It appears that I have over oiled it or squeezed the bejezzus out of it on glue up. Either way it...
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    Kitchen renovation started

    And this! Satisfied? Like I said in my original post, planning has been done and I am not stupid either. If the electrician has an issue with me running a draw wire down the wall for him, then it is...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190831/25c87a5b...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190831/25c87a5b0fc11f6851ec06f32ba4c1a2.jpg
    For what itís worth!
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    Kitchen renovation started

    Not the case with manufactured punched holes, none of the wires running through the house as it was built required it. There are a few the original electrician drilled and run through grommets but...
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    Kitchen renovation started

    Three of the four overhead cabinets are in. There will be another over the fridge on the right to tie the whole lot in with another two studs. I was able to hide the fixings for the range hood...
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    Thank you Tony, Iím doing the best I can :) ...

    Thank you Tony, Iím doing the best I can :)


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Kitchen renovation started

    Our kitchen has become a bit sad and we had the need to update the 570mm wide free standing electric oven as it has had its day (it actually went pop just days after I picked up the new oven)
    So we...
  18. 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!
  41. Thread: Tiny House

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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
  45. Thread: End of an Era

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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...
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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...
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