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by Lillian
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

The top and back are now joined to the sides. That went surprisingly well. I was going to trim the overhang tonight, but I can't find the spindle wrench for the router. Actually I'm not sure I had one. The Colt has a spindle lock, but my left thumb isn't strong enough any more to hold the lock in wh...
by Lillian
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

Western Red Cedar is indeed soft but makes a great soundboard on nylon strung instruments. Yellow Cedar is a bit harder and also makes a great soundboard. I've used both for clients. Yup, I'm familiar with cedar as a soundboard. I'm planning on using WRC on the next one. But this is the first time ...
by Lillian
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

Thanks for the pic Murray. Its paw prints, the question is canine or feline. I'm going to go with man's best friend. Which of the many cedars did you use? I'm not sure if any of the local cedars are hard enough to consider using. What I've come across will dent if you look at them hard.
by Lillian
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

No worries CNCWorksNZ, ah, mind sharing your name? Your user ID is a tab bit long.

Any chance of seeing the rosette? In your opinion, does the body shape affect the sound? Or did you change too many elements to really say?
by Lillian
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

Thanks Allen. I do remember that jig, now that you've mentioned it. I ended up gluing the StewMac back and putting a strip of sandpaper down between the braces and using it to put the radius on the other braces. It seems to have worked. The last brace on the scratch build is gluing up now.
by Lillian
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Building a Baritone Uke

I decided to do a scratch build along side of the StewMac kit. So far so good. Got the plates joined and planed/sanded to thickness. That was actually therapeutic. Nice sharp blade making curlies appear. But it's been awhile since I've done anything, so I got a blister on my palm, which sent me to t...
by Lillian
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 6
Views: 2157

Re: Bluetop Hollowbody

That is one sweet looking guitar Rod. Well done. Any chance of a sound clip?
by Lillian
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 2284

Re: Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas one and all.

Martin, you and Jeremy have kept the lights on and this place open. That's more that anyone could ask. I know I'm grateful. And I'm also looking forward to seeing your new shop and builds. Fun times ahead.
by Lillian
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The News Tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 2325

Re: The News Tonight

New Mexico was in dealing with a drought the entire time I lived there during college. The standing timber in the forest I worked on was dryer than the lumber at the building supply stores. We had a few forest fires while I was there that were scary, but they were nothing like what you guys are deal...
by Lillian
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The News Tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 2325

Re: The News Tonight

Gawd that's right, your summer has just begun. If I could send the atmospheric river we had the past few day down your way I would. We were supposed to get ~7" of rain in 72 hrs. I think we ended up with about 4" in 48 hrs. No rain today.
Mark, Bruce glad to hear you are okay.
by Lillian
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The News Tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 2325

Re: The News Tonight

Well that's good news.
Thanks for checking in Allen.

How are the rest of you guys doing?
by Lillian
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The News Tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 2325

Re: The News Tonight

Martin, what a relief to hear you two are okay. My heart sank when I read about Adelaide Hills. The news clips, videos and photos are just heartbreaking.
You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
by Lillian
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The News Tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 2325

The News Tonight

The news reports look terrifying for the you Auzzies. How is everyone doing?
by Lillian
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Ukulele workshop manual
Replies: 23
Views: 6570

Re: The Ukulele workshop manual

I'm looking forward to it. If you have time, I'd love to chat over lunch or dinner, on me of course.
by Lillian
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Ukulele workshop manual
Replies: 23
Views: 6570

Re: The Ukulele workshop manual

Mine arrived yesterday. Looking forward to having the time to actually sit down and read it over the holiday weekend. But from what I have seen, it's brilliant.
by Lillian
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Ukulele workshop manual
Replies: 23
Views: 6570

Re: The Ukulele workshop manual

I just pre-ordered my copy.
by Lillian
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Elmer Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Re: Elmer Guitar

Oliver, I have made a few of purchases from Elmers over the past 7 ~ 8 months and I am quite pleased with what they sent, especially for what they charged. All but one of the purchases came from China, but the shipping time wasn't bad. They got it in the mail quickly, it was US Customs took the bulk...
by Lillian
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A new book on building ukuleles
Replies: 9
Views: 3793

Re: A new book on building ukuleles

Oh Graham, that would be wonderful. I would love the chance to meet in person. If you are there, lunch is on me. Looks a good excuse for trip to Australia Lillian :D Lillian, I would be delighted to sign a copy for you, the only difficulty being that the copies ordered through Kickstarter for backer...
by Lillian
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A new book on building ukuleles
Replies: 9
Views: 3793

Re: A new book on building ukuleles

Graham, what are the chances of getting a signed copy? I totally understand if you would rather not. The wife worked at a book shop for years, and I know what an author goes through when signing stock.
by Lillian
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tele Thinline Build
Replies: 47
Views: 14393

Re: Tele Thinline Build

Nice job with the scarf joint. What's the wood? I like the grain pattern.
by Lillian
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 25
Views: 8144

Re: Hollowbody electric

Rod, that is just lush. One of the things I plan on doing as soon as we win the lottery is to commission a guitar. Though having me play it is probably an insult to your guitar, but there you go, I want one anyway. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
by Lillian
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: StewMax Membership and Free Shipping
Replies: 6
Views: 2690

Re: StewMax Membership and Free Shipping

I joined about two months ago. It's paid for itself twice over in free shipping and the discounted books and media. The free shipping is slow for me as well. It takes it at least a week to go from Ohio to PNW. But the discounted price for two day shipping is more than reasonable. It's what I would h...
by Lillian
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

Re: Hello from Canada

From the looks of things, the templates were a good call. The neck is very clean, looks smooth and silky.
by Lillian
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

Re: Hello from Canada

Hello Dave, welcome to the forum. Looks like you are off to a fantastic start. The neck looks like you've been carving them for years. I'm sure it will be a stunner when its done.
by Lillian
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 21
Views: 7333

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

Hi Rod, this one is coming along nicely. Its looking clean and sharp. Its going to be a beauty when it's done. I really like your wood choices. I have to say you guys are spoiled for beautiful native woods. Our most figured native woods are walnut and cherry, after that it gets pretty plain. Not tha...