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by yakka
Fri Oct 28, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood & Australian Red Cedar OM
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Blackwood & Australian Red Cedar OM

Absolute cracka
by yakka
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fox Bender Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: Fox Bender Problems

Aluminium Flushing is very good
regards
Chris
by yakka
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Small body acoustic - bracing.
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Re: Small body acoustic - bracing.

12 FRETS TO BODY, CUTAWAY IF YOU WANT TO PLAY HIGHER ON THE FRET BOARD AND DO NOT LET THE X BRACES INTO THE SIDES IN THE LOWER BOUT BUT FINISH THEM SHORT OF THE KERFING, THIS MENTIONED 2 TIMES IN GORE GILET BOOKS AND ALSO SEEN ON THEIR X BRACE PLAN FOR J 45
by yakka
Sun Mar 20, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood - Huon Pine Soprano
Replies: 8
Views: 3239

Re: Blackwood - Huon Pine Soprano

thank you
by yakka
Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood - Huon Pine Soprano
Replies: 8
Views: 3239

Re: Blackwood - Huon Pine Soprano

Beautiful :gui :gui
I think we need a "like" button or a "thumbs up" button.
What strings do you recommend for tenor size ukes?
regards
yakka
by yakka
Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hard shellac Application
Replies: 0
Views: 1206

Hard shellac Application

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CZNpJDSBgr ... _copy_link

1/3 U/Beaut Hard Shellac 2/3 Acetone goes on quick
by yakka
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hobart Repair Person Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Re: Hobart Repair Person Needed

What do you think causes that, Humidity ?
I have seen it on a couple of ukes.
regards
Chris
by yakka
Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tear out
Replies: 8
Views: 3960

Re: Tear out

an alternative is to highlight the mistake like this, use paua or some contrasting timber or etc etc route groove, shellac, then superglue, level and smooth and job done
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by yakka
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shellac and other finish
Replies: 4
Views: 2488

Re: Shellac and other finish

by yakka
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 2 geets on the go
Replies: 10
Views: 8841

Re: 2 geets on the go

I use a wad of coton wool wrapped in old T shirt material, the shellac mix is in an old plastic chilli sauce bottle. preing the timber very well is essential, smooth and LEVEL no high spots or you can easily sand through these when polishing/ sanding the finish its a mistake to put to much shellac m...
by yakka
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 2 geets on the go
Replies: 10
Views: 8841

Re: 2 geets on the go

They are both looking very fine. Excellent finishing job. But you had better tell us what is going on with the bridge pins. could not find the pins I had bought so scavenged up some, found bought ones later, son liked black and white They both look great! Nice finishes. Thank you both for complimen...
by yakka
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 2 geets on the go
Replies: 10
Views: 8841

Re: 2 geets on the go

well finally finished, except for set up a nd am very happy with result https://www.facebook.com/1076694905/videos/pcb.10221353688086472/10221353687926468 https://www.facebook.com/1076694905/videos/pcb.10221353688086472/10221353687966469 https://www.facebook.com/chris.clarke.5623/videos/102213203506...
by yakka
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stabilising wood
Replies: 7
Views: 5354

Re: Stabilising wood

could also put in a straight piece of Paua shell or the like, as an accent just like the beauty spot on Ginger.
Wabi-Sabi
by yakka
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A Padauk tenor ukulele.
Replies: 2
Views: 3854

Re: A Padauk tenor ukulele.

very nice indeed :cl , nice maple on the neck, did you stain the fingerboard?
regards
chris
by yakka
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Heater blanket for Ukulele
Replies: 3
Views: 12606

Re: Heater blanket for Ukulele

Have Knovo guitar and uke (tenor size), both work fine, both have Temp control but I also always use a seperate thermocouple (temp gauge) that you will find in a lot of multi meters (JayCar)
by yakka
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 20404

Re: Bellied up top

Did you try lighter gauge strings?
by yakka
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Somogyi bridge
Replies: 5
Views: 8204

Re: Somogyi bridge

https://esomogyi.com/pricing/ for this much you can have all the pointy bits you want
by yakka
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 2 geets on the go
Replies: 10
Views: 8841

Re: 2 geets on the go

its red gum burl, from Maleny I put it in upside down could not see the joins on the other side but got excited and put it in the wrong way. Once in couldnt get it out.
regards
chris