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    I discovered this site just the other day, I know...

    I discovered this site just the other day, I know nothing about them but you could make an enquiry

    Custom Cut Logos, markers motifs
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200629/c1c4fafe...

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    And a Silky Oak one in the middle for good...

    And a Silky Oak one in the middle for good measure :)

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    And a tenor ...

    And a tenor

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    I did a bit of wood collecting this morning, a...

    I did a bit of wood collecting this morning, a little bit of Blackwood we milled last week up in the hills. The log was 3.5 meters long and 500mm diameter. Took the top off and milled a 65mm slab off...
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    Finally something that resembles a ukulele body,...

    Finally something that resembles a ukulele body, baritone size sapele body.
    Another in the mould with heal and tail blocks gluing.
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    Some sides bent! The bender was not as...

    Some sides bent!
    The bender was not as successful as I thought it would be, I had to bend everything again with the iron. Heat was rapid and not under control, I have to do a bit more research into...
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    Kerf ends up at 0.9mm which is plenty to get...

    Kerf ends up at 0.9mm which is plenty to get around the waist of the instrument to a tenor size. I have to check what it is going to be like on a concert and soprano, I suspect that I will have to...
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    Kitchen renovation started

    I built it from full sheets, ironing on edge strip and all. I have a decent shed set up for dust extraction etc. so it was fine to do myself. The epoxy I have used before, I even spent time repairing...
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    I cut mine on the bandsaw also! This is what I...

    I cut mine on the bandsaw also! This is what I have made to get the spacing right.

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    Itís not much but I get it to...
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    Neck blanks are ready to mark out and rough cut....

    Neck blanks are ready to mark out and rough cut. 9 pieces of timber in each.

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    And a little bit of kerfing cut to...
  12. NEW They still have an eBay page but no saw on it at...

    They still have an eBay page but no saw on it at the moment, you could try sending a message via eBay.
  13. Thread: 2 Stroke Oil

    by Cal
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    I would not even use it as bar oil as you will be...

    I would not even use it as bar oil as you will be spreading it every where and ecologically itís bad. Bar oil is biodegradable, engine oil isnít.
    Take it to your local waste disposal centre for it...
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    Just trying to get all the timber sorted before I...

    Just trying to get all the timber sorted before I start bending, found some Silky Oak that I millled a while ago. I have a fair amount that can be used as backs and sides.
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    Thanks John, yes who knows if it will all end up...

    Thanks John, yes who knows if it will all end up in the dump!

    Handle finished, I was going to use MDF but this made more sense, an off cut from a ukulele neck!
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    Almost finished building a ďFox BenderĒ for the...

    Almost finished building a ďFox BenderĒ for the bucks.
    This should make things a little easier to get repeatable results.
    I have som MDF gluing up at the moment to turn a wheel for the screw.
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    Bucks and moulds are now trimmed up, oh how much...

    Bucks and moulds are now trimmed up, oh how much faster this would have been with a CNC, but once I got in the grove it only took a couple of hours to trim them all up with the router and bearing...
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    A new set of ukuleles

    Started on the new bucks and moulds, all cut out on the bandsaw and a template for each size has been fine tuned. Currently using the router with a bearing bit to finish each piece to the shape of...
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    Well the 5 string is done! I got back to it...

    Well the 5 string is done!

    I got back to it today, cut the nut then drilled and reamed the pin holes. I had to make a temporary saddle (which took a heap of time) and sat it in place. Just so...
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    Yes, I see your point! Probably more of an issue...

    Yes, I see your point! Probably more of an issue will be the weight of the 150mm flex hose hanging off the end of it. I may have to revisit this and get it sorted before I do any damage to the whole...
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    A new set of ukuleles

    Iím just trying to get all of the timber into thinner stock so that it can reach equalibrium and I donít have to bide my time waiting for it when I need it.
    And yes to let you in on the secret, I...
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    A bit of melamine and a couple of hinges gets the...

    A bit of melamine and a couple of hinges gets the job done.

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    A new set of ukuleles

    Picked up a new toy this arvo :)
    That should make things a little easier.

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    All I have to do is ditch the crappie...
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    Yesterday my friend come around to help me with...

    Yesterday my friend come around to help me with the new bridge, I routed out the pin holes in the soundboard to level with the bridge patch underneath.
    Cut a new piece and glued it in place....
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    Thanks John, the player has large hands and has...

    Thanks John, the player has large hands and has marked on the original nut and saddle where he wants the string placement which leaves the two outer strings pretty much where they are.
    I will set it...
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    Early start in the shed (6am), headstock...

    Early start in the shed (6am), headstock complete, polished and tuners on.

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    A new set of ukuleles

    I have been side tracked!
    A friend at work asked me to convert a 6 string guitar to a 5 string, I tried as hard as I could to refuse the challenge, but he insisted.

    So I decided to just get it...
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    For concert size a thickness aimed for is 1.5mm...

    For concert size a thickness aimed for is 1.5mm all round, meaning soundboard sides and backs. Tenors are 1.75mm all round and Baritones are 2mm. There is always a but! This all depends on the timber...
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    The carcasses are made the same as the floor...

    The carcasses are made the same as the floor carcasses. Depth is 430mm, height is 660. The rangehood carcass is 600 wide to suit the rangehood and the height is 485mm to the top of the rangehood, the...
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    A new set of ukuleles

    Just starting to embark on a new set of ukuleles. These three will be baritones. I will also be adding some tenor and maybe a concert or soprano.

    Timbers in two of them will be Sapele back and...
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    It think you have seen the Blackwood one I made a...

    It think you have seen the Blackwood one I made a while ago, but here it is again.

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    Thanks Bob, great set up with your bandsaw sled....

    Thanks Bob, great set up with your bandsaw sled. I donít do many of this size log and there was no point in starting up my 395xp and the Alaskan mill for such a small log, I would have lost too much...
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    I screw the fence to the sled and rescrew it...

    I screw the fence to the sled and rescrew it after each cut. I could have gone to the effort of creating t slots in the sled or fence but screws were what I went for. Itís a bit messy but it works.
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    And some more cherry! ...

    And some more cherry!

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    Bandsaw sled and it works!

    After spending way too much time renovating our kitchen
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    I have today built a sled for the bandsaw for resawing logs, with some...
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    Kitchen renovation started

    Well itís taken longer than I hoped, but aside from a bit of plaster and a fair amount of walls to paint (the whole house) the kitchen is finally finished!
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    Well here we are with 4 days off and a kitchen to...

    Well here we are with 4 days off and a kitchen to finish! Doors and other panels are all painted, door handles turned up Thursday just in time for the long weekend.

    Here are some more progress...
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    Hi Steve, thanks for your input. I had to remove...

    Hi Steve, thanks for your input. I had to remove existing tiles and with it the plaster. The small section has top coat right to the edge of the tiles but in all cases the tiles are on raw plaster. I...
  39. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    Wow Eugene, that is a wonderful looking...

    Wow Eugene, that is a wonderful looking instrument indeed. The timbers all compliment each other, fine choices! I canít wait to hear a sound sample!
    If only I could come over and sort through your...
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    Iím still going Euge, I have been flat out at...

    Iím still going Euge, I have been flat out at work for months and have gotten back into renovating the kitchen over the last few weeks (almost done)
    I have a heap of timber to keep me in ukuleles...
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    Kitchen renovation started

    Thanks Bob, nice to know your thinking of me too! I hope you are well!
    The whole thing has turned into a bit of a saga, due to the time span. I just want to get it finished now.
    A bit more work...
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    Itís not about taste, itís about speed,...

    Itís not about taste, itís about speed, efficiency and affordability! Haha!
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    Well this has taken a lot longer to get back to...

    Well this has taken a lot longer to get back to than I hoped, work was busy over Christmas and didnít stop. Then my 14 year old son decided he wanted to come and live with us in January. As things...
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    Just like a new one! Great job! Just in time for...

    Just like a new one! Great job! Just in time for the school holidays, enjoy his music!
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    I would add a bit of fibreglass into the mix to add strength to it. It may hold without it but I would add the fibreglass for sure.
    West systems isnít a casting resin as such, it may get too hot as...
  46. What is the item that you are casting? It looks...

    What is the item that you are casting? It looks like a clamp for something?
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    Help: my son broke his Ukulele

    It doesnít look to be to hard to glue up. You will have no issues with PVA holding it together. Use a fine paint brush to get the glue in to the larger part of the crack then a piece of fishing line...
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    Thanks for your questions, I donít know where you...

    Thanks for your questions, I donít know where you would purchase a ready made neck and fretboard from as I have only ever made mine from scratch. Can I ask why you wish to purchase these instead of...
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    Fantastic work! Sorry, I have been a little busy...

    Fantastic work! Sorry, I have been a little busy lately myself this is the first time I have seen your reply. If I get the opportunity while we are in Tasmania, I would love to come and have a sticky...
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    Try this out, Wooden drawer slides...

    Try this out, Wooden drawer slides
    Some make the draws with integrated wooden slides, some make them with a replaceable hardwood strip for when they wear out. Slides at the bottom of the draw, in...
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