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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

Bending a backing plate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Vickerson May 26, 2018. 11 Replies

So my plan called for a curve in the headstock, the trunk of a ukulelephant has to curve…Continue

 

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Titch the Clown liked Ken Fite's discussion Intonation problems
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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. "
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"I used  6tpi blades I had some finer ones but they made very little  difference and couldn't be sharpened.  These were the bits I used,  or something like them anyway.  30pcs Diamond Glass Burr Bits Drill Tipped 2mm…"
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"Extra tip https://youtu.be/ZJ9f1lUHbpg shows how to increase the cut depth on these cheap bandsaws. For me it made the difference between being able to resaw a 2x4 and not. "
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Titch the Clown replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion My two amazing finds (Band saw set up)
" My money saving tip for band saws is to invest in some 2mm cylindrical rotary tool bits to sharpen the blades. They cut much quicker and last longer when sharp. I got a box of 30 of them for under $10 on eBay I gave a few away and haven't…"
Aug 9
Titch the Clown replied to Ken Fite's discussion Intonation problems
"Hard to tell at this angle but it looks like the nut is set with the bolt against where a standard nut would go so the string break point is roughly half the width of the bolt out. Either trim the fretboard so the strings last point of contact is…"
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Titch the Clown replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fret Sides Dressing
"I have tried the pre-cut semihemispherical end method. You basically cut and shape the fret ends before you install them. A good tip on a tapered neck is to start on the wide end and work your way up the neck. That way if you cut one a little…"
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Titch the Clown replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Slide off decals
"The tuners are, or at least were regular open  back bass tuners that I widened the slots of.  The strings are bass ukulele strings apparently by Aquila but are apparently resold OEM sets.  Full build…"
Jul 19
Titch the Clown replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Slide off decals
"I use tracing paper as it turns largely transparent when embedded in either superglue or varnish. I use a cheap water based inkjet so the solvents do not affect them but they would run if using waterslide without additional treatment. Blacks work…"
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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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