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by Jim
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackbean, Cedar Guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 5560

Re: Blackbean, Cedar Guitar

Beautiful! The blackbean looks amazing. How do you rate it for workability and tone?
by Jim
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8 String Baritone
Replies: 12
Views: 8400

Re: 8 String Baritone

Thanks Allen
by Jim
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bolt On Neck System With No Neck Angle Adjustments Needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 4178

Re: Bolt On Neck System With No Neck Angle Adjustments Needed.

Cool Strato, that all makes pretty good sense to me. Thanks so much for taking the time to explain it. How do you think the joint will go over the long term? I've been using a Spanish heel for some ukulele builds and love it. I'm planning my first steel string guitar build down the track and am curr...
by Jim
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8 String Baritone
Replies: 12
Views: 8400

Re: 8 String Baritone

Thanks Allen. Do you have a bit of a formula you use or do you just have a sense of it after making so many?
by Jim
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8 String Baritone
Replies: 12
Views: 8400

Re: 8 String Baritone

Beautiful work as usual Allen. Did you have to go much heavier on the bracing for the 8 string?
by Jim
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bolt On Neck System With No Neck Angle Adjustments Needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 4178

Re: Bolt On Neck System With No Neck Angle Adjustments Needed.

I like the look of that Strato, great idea. Is it hard to set the neck angle?

Thanks for posting.

Jim
by Jim
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Engelmann/Rosewood Dread cutaway - built with the assistance of CNC
Replies: 14
Views: 8255

Re: Engelmann/Rosewood Dread cutaway - built with the assistance of CNC

Just beautiful- love that sabah ebony and snakewood.
by Jim
Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Build- Bunya and silky concert uke
Replies: 14
Views: 9422

Re: First Build- Bunya and silky concert uke

Thanks everybody for the encouragement. Think I'm hooked now, I'm finding myself daydreaming about better ways to do things. Just built myself a fox bender and the next lot of builds are under way. Going to try tenor and soprano ukes this time. Must say I'm inspired (awed...) by the quality of work ...
by Jim
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Father - Daughter Build.
Replies: 11
Views: 8392

Re: Father - Daughter Build.

Cool idea for the rosette. I love the go bar deck- thinking of making one soon too. Great job.
by Jim
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Build- Bunya and silky concert uke
Replies: 14
Views: 9422

Re: First Build- Bunya and silky concert uke

Thanks for all the encouragement everybody. I must say it's addictive. I've got the next couple on the go already with some new and improved jigs and ideas to do things better.
by Jim
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Build- Bunya and silky concert uke
Replies: 14
Views: 9422

Re: First Build- Bunya and silky concert uke

Thanks for the complements. Lots of room for improvement though I'm afraid. Found the binding really hard to do, something I'm hoping to get better at.
by Jim
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Build- Bunya and silky concert uke
Replies: 14
Views: 9422

Re: First Build- Bunya and silky concert uke

Think I figured it out, sorry for the delays
by Jim
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Build- Bunya and silky concert uke
Replies: 14
Views: 9422

Re: First Build- Bunya and silky concert uke

Sorry Martin,
Forgive my ignorance, can you tell me the easiest way to do this? Thanks for your help and welcome.

Jim
by Jim
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Build- Bunya and silky concert uke
Replies: 14
Views: 9422

First Build- Bunya and silky concert uke

Hi Everybody, New to the forum. It's with some trepidation I'm posting some photos of my first build. Concert ukulele: Bunya Top Bunya Braces Silky oak back, sides and headplate Acacia (not sure exactly what type, came from Dad's place down the sth coast of NSW) neck She-oak fretboard, bridge and bi...