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    This pile of walnut will soon be a tenor ukulele, when various pieces of it are thicknessed, glued, bent and shaped in an appropriate manner. I just finished the form yesterday and today will be gluing up the booked top and back, and perhaps bending the sides. Still need to make a 17" scale length template for my fret slot cutting jig.

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    Still need to make a 17" scale length template for my fret slot cutting jig.
    Same here. I think I've settled on 17" for my mandola.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryce View Post
    Same here. I think I've settled on 17" for my mandola.
    Yeah, I wish mine was 17" rather than the 16" SL I made it. I'll have to make another one, I guess.

    By the way, there's and extra "inst" in the link to your webpage in your sig.

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    oops, Thanks. I meant for to be a live link as well. That didn't do either.

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    Hey Bryce, Nice looking adjustable bridges. When do I get to put in an order?<g>
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    I'm just ready with 3 bodies to take to the plating shop, with some tailpieces, coverplates and handrests. I mustn't forget the minor pieces - there's a $150 minimum charge.
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    On left is a guitar, a 00 size which will get a 7 string neck, 9 1/2" cone. Next is an octave guitar - at least that's what the customer calls it. 14" scale, intended for a very light set of normal steel guitar strings, tuned one octave above a guitar, 6" cone. That oddball on the right is a mandolin in the Brazilian bandolim shape, 7 3/4" cone, gets a 10 string neck. All will be plated in bright nickel, except the octave guitar gets "antique nickel", a sort of dark smoky treatment.

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    Beautiful, John.
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    Making points --

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    Note on 17" scale fretboards. If it's only a "one off" why go to the trouble of making a template... just measure, mark and cut.
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    Rob, Thanks. I'm not set up for production numbers on bridges just yet. I do hope to be in the near future. I always make templates when doing finger boards. Every time I though I'd only need one, sooner or later I or someone else wanted another one. With the template, I just square the board and run it across my table saw for exact duplicates without having to remeasure. Just less wear and tear on my brain.

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    You have to measure at least once anyway - why not make a template, on the (pretty good in my case) chance you'll need it again? Cutting the slots is easy; accurately measuring where they go is tedious and difficult, at least for me, so I don't want to do it any more than I have to. In any case, the 17" template will be used at least twice.

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    Just glued the back on to the rim of a rosewood twin-point mandolin.
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    This thread is fascinating, and a welcome breath of fresh air.

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    Nothing sexy at the moment. Exploring some dovetail joints. Was planning to do a "V" neck joint on this campfire style mando, but looks like it'll be a dovetail.

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    A few things I've got going on.
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    A few things I've got going on. An IV A kit, a Siminoff F5 build, a Kay style repair a Smith Creek F4 build.
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    Sorry for the multiple posts but it wouldn't allow editing..
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    Kinda cool...a '76 Monteleone #5
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    Gluing up a peghead veneer with angular/opposed grain and black center stripe. Persimmon of coarse.

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    just took the binding tape off this single 0. Dovetail pocket next. Miss matched top on this one.

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    Was resawing maple today and lookie at what I found. 22 caliber no doubt. Looks like a good pattern.
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    The end is nigh ...ish.


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    Just completed this guitar. It's my replica of a 1930 Gibson Nick Lucas Special. Highly flame maple back, sides & neck. Red Spruce top, IRW fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut & saddle, Inlaid mother-of-pearl logo on peghead and various shapes on fingerboard.

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