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Tuner grommet fitting tip

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Sep 12. 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. 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

Bending a backing plate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Vickerson May 26. 11 Replies

So my plan called for a…Continue

De-Christmassing tins

Started this discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown May 7. 18 Replies

After Christmas I finished up with a whole bunch of chocolate and cookie tins covered in pictures of Santa Claus, Snow men and Christmas messages. The local goodwill stores are also filling up with a…Continue

Tags: tin, De-Christmas

 

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Titch the Clown replied to Brent Kasl's discussion digital tuner
"On mine C is  for chromatic not cello.  This is the most versatile setting  as it shows the closest note you are currently tuned to. You can tune almost any instrument to any pitch with this setting. "
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John Sawyer replied to Titch the Clown's discussion Tuner grommet fitting tip
"Awesome! I also use a spring loaded center punch to install 1/8" brass eyelets for string ferrules..."
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Kirk replied to Titch the Clown's discussion Tuner grommet fitting tip
"Nice!  I just use one of those squeezable hand clamps myself.  Seems to do the job.  Your idea will ensure it'll go in straight!"
Sep 12
Titch the Clown posted a discussion

Tuner grommet fitting tip

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 shed when I noticed my many Phillips head screwdrivers seem built for the job. Slip the grommet on the screwdriver. Push it in and a couple of taps with the hammer and Robbert is your avuncular relation! …See More
Sep 12
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"Superglue finishing is pretty damn quick.  Water based poly is quick but the drying time between coats and the grain lift after the first coat can be problematic. "
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"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 :))"
Aug 20
Titch the Clown replied to Clint “Uncle Gus” Turpen's discussion Spokeshave: flat or round?
"My favorite neck shaping tool is the Y handled vegetable peeler. I have tried a few brands from a $2 one from Kmart to the Thai made Kiwi brand to a fancier looking metal handled one from Ikea. They all handle a little bit differently but all do the…"
Aug 12
Titch the Clown replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Cigar box ukulele question
"I notch out the stick through using my band saw.  I start at the end few mm down to give me a bit of neck angle, cut further down and a shallow curve up to  a cm  or two close to where the neck and body meet. Before I had my band saw…"
Jul 28
Titch the Clown replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Cigar box ukulele question
"I would do a stick through, though all my builds are more stick to the end  rather than all the way through  I have done a few back opening lunch box based builds but I haven't seen the box you are working on.  Pics might be…"
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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.

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At 6:25pm on August 20, 2018, Dennis 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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