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Logo using tracing paper

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amir Sagi yesterday. 4 Replies

Just posting a quick tip on how I have added logos printed on to paper Here I have printed a logo on plain paper and tracing paper.…Continue

Tags: decoration, printing, Logo

How to make a lap harp/psaltery /zither including diy zither pins

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly Oct 20, 2018. 2 Replies

So I decided to go a bit fancy and knocked up a psaltery and did up an instructable for it. I  even made my own zither pins. …Continue

Tags: harp, zither, lap, Psaltery, pin

Tuner grommet fitting tip

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Sep 12, 2018. 2 Replies

Watched a video by a pro builder pressing grommets into a headstock using a purpose built press. I was fiddling with a few things to see if I could replicate something similar with stuff I had in my…Continue

4 string tuners space and alignment - the mandolin tuner solution.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Milt Haselmire Jun 16, 2018. 1 Reply

I have been playing around with mandolin tuners. The advantage is that you get 4 in a nice neat line 25mm apart (about an inch) and the knobs can be flipped left to right without much trouble while…Continue

 

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Amir Sagi replied to Titch the Clown's discussion Logo using tracing paper
"Hi I would go with the water slide off decal for the logo, used it in the past. Now I do mother of pearl inlau, it takes practice, but it worth it"
yesterday
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Titch the Clown's discussion Logo using tracing paper
"Thank you for the heads up! I've been using my electric  label maker with clear labels in it for now"
yesterday
Titch the Clown commented on Kevin Patrick's blog post Mailing boxes for CBG's
"I make a trip to my local recycling depot and get a big box I can cut up to make my own shipping boxes.  It really doesn't take me long to make a fully custom fitted box at all if I just tape everything up rather than glue it."
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Titch the Clown replied to Titch the Clown's discussion Logo using tracing paper
"I have changed my technique slightly after someone on Ukulele underground luthiers lounge complained that water slide decals were easy to scratch, notably when sanding between coats of varnish. I tested printing in reverse and laying the image face…"
yesterday
Titch the Clown replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Where or How did you come up with your handle (nickname)
"My normie name is Ian Titulaer. You can't shorten Ian so Titulaer got shortened to Titch. Then I got a gig doing clowning at kids parties and things so that was that. "
Sep 2
Titch the Clown replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Screw Inlays
"I can recommend getting a set of oblique hole countersink bits. The look slighty different from other countersink bits and have the almost magical power to self depth limit based on the outer diameter of the bit being smooth and solid. You do need…"
Aug 24
Titch the Clown liked Taffy Evans's discussion Its a CBG but not cigar box guitar. new build
Aug 23
Titch the Clown replied to JOHN POMEROY's discussion built-in reverb
"I do remember a short fad a few tears ago for sympathetic resonator builds sparked by an old uke with springs in it. Hurdygurdys have resonating strings and switches to  damp them (effectively an on off switch).  I remember an episode of…"
Aug 23
Titch the Clown replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Its a CBG but not cigar box guitar. new build
"Great build,  you really hit the cricket theme for six! "
Aug 23
Titch the Clown replied to Colin's discussion Ret position calculator. This site versus Stewmac and Instructables
"I have used fretfind2d a few times using my basic printer. The program creates a PDF. You may have to be careful printing it out as last time I used it the browser used its own PDF reader and printed it like a screenshot (about half the length it…"
Aug 23
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Titch the Clown's discussion Logo using tracing paper
"You can buy wet slide off decal paper for your printer, just lightly clear coat before soaking in water."
Aug 21
Titch the Clown posted a discussion

Logo using tracing paper

Just posting a quick tip on how I have added logos printed on to paper Here I have printed a logo on plain paper and tracing paper.The plain paper is glued to a  piece of scrap and the tracing paper is glued to the headstock of a Darth Vader star wars books tin uke. I was careful cutting to the line on the plain paper version and cut a mm or three outside the line on the…See More
Aug 21
Titch the Clown replied to Robbie's discussion How do you shave your neck to proper /comfortable thickness?
"I shave my necks like this:  I do tend to thin the neck a little when I thin the headstock on the bandaw."
Aug 21
Titch the Clown liked Ken Fite's discussion Intonation problems
Aug 10
Titch the Clown replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Band saw woes
"If you have used the Snodgrass tips with no joy,  The only extra suggestion I might make is try a new blade. "
Aug 10
Titch the Clown replied to Rooster Reaves's discussion Hurdy Gurdy
"These are the best I've seen.  https://sites.google.com/site/gurdymaking/"
Aug 10

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Got featured on the Duckworks website with my Uke'n'paddle

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

My article on how to make a uke'n'paddle got front page treatment on Duckworks boating magazine.

link to artical on Uke'n' paddle

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At 6:25pm on August 20, 2018, Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson said…

Hey Titch I saw your post on Spokeshaves about the spud peeler, I bought one and it works great! Thanks for the tip, for the sake of a couple of ££'s (I'm in UK) it's saved me a load of grief :))

At 10:02am on May 25, 2014, Jim Morris said…

Real good job on that banjo uke Titch! Hope to hear how she sounds. All the ones I've made with that pete plastic are surprisingly loud!

At 3:48pm on September 12, 2012, Rob Uker said…

Hey Titch,

I just watched all your video. Which is a major feat due to my limited attention span.

All your builds are very clever and you play and sing well too.

Keep building and posting

 
 
 

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