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  1. tonyturley


    Good place to stop for the weekend. Dry fitting the bits on the baritone ukulele. Still have a fair bit of work this week before I commit to glue, but I’m liking the fit. Bindings will be a real challenge. Unlike the tenor, the baritone will have bindings top and bottom.
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    Hows weather at your place?

    Cold and rainy last couple of days, with more to come. I did get out for about an hour on my bike yesterday. Spent much of today down in the workshop.
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    Show "Signs"

    Ouch! That one is a lesson one doesn't easily forget. (Spoken from experience)
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    At last the neck is glued on the smaller of the two ukuleles. I can't tell you how many times I dry fit and measured before committing to glue, and remeasured at least half a dozen more times after it was clamped securely. Getting the neck perfectly centered is the objective.
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    The 'one photo for each camera you own(ed)' thread :)

    I enjoy seeing all of your collections, but this exercise would take me a long time; I've had way too many ILC and compact digitals over the past 15 years to even try.
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    Dogs (part II)

    Indeed. Longest hike I've done in a day was slightly more than 1/2 that much. I'm not certain I could hike 50km (30 miles) in a single day.
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    Thanks Bill. I'm thinking this one may be a gift for a family member.
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    The Urban Setting/Landscape

    Ah yes, overhead power lines. The bane of every photographer. They are all over the place here, even in very remote wooded areas. Is it different in other countries?
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    I've spent a lot of time in the shop the past few days, working on the tenor uke. It is nearly ready to begin the shellac/Tru-Oil process. I just need to install the frets, finish the bridge, and glue on the neck.Then it will be ready for final sanding.
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    Show: Birds

    Thanks Ad.
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    How many cameras do you currently own?

    Two "good" cameras, a GX9 and an X-T1, and only one native Fuji lens. I have a few film cameras that I keep on the shelves behind me for display, and a handful of compact cameras that are collecting dust - those are such low value I probably couldn't give them away on a street corner.
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    Show: Birds

    A couple of grab shots through my front window of birds flitting about the Rhododendrons.
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    What I've learned from owning "too many" cameras ...

    Like Walter above, I'm a musician, but not nearly the caliber of player he is (I've seen his videos). But still I have multiple stringed instruments. The only premium instrument I have is a 2015 Gibson Hummingbird EC; the rest are much more pedestrian. I have taken to building rather than buying...
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    Hows weather at your place?

    So sorry to hear of the troubles Down Under. We were sunny, clear, and cool today. Perfect early December day for doing yard work. Very pleasant.
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    I’ve made a lot of progress on my twin ukulele projects this week. Both necks are shaped and sanded, ready for the headstock plates and inlays. I still need to install the body bindings on the larger baritone, and the frets on the tenor. I hope to have both instruments assembled and ready to...
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    Show: Tools, fixtures, and jigs

    I've been scratching my head on the best way to attach a baritone ukulele neck, and I came up with a jig for holding the neck firmly while cutting a spline slot, while keeping my fingers well away from the router bit.
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    Havasupai, XE3, SOOC

    Yeah, what Luke said. Those waterfall pics are killer, but that is a descent I would have never made. My fear of falling is usually manageable, but something like that would send it into warp drive.
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    Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    That is a rather grim looking place.
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    Well, couldn't sleep this morning, so I went down to the workshop in the wee hours and worked on shaping the tenor fretboard. No worries about waking anyone with a hand plane.
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    Fuji X-Pro3 first impressions

    I'm going to wait until the X-Pro 5 is released. I figure by then I should be able to pick up a 3 for about $400. ;)
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    Fuji Used Fujifilm GFX 50S

    Just updating my old thread for @Bobby Tingle and @gryphon1911, since the GFX came up in another thread. You can get a used GFX 50S for as low as $3,227.95. Mapcamera has been a reliable source the few times I've done business with them: FUJIFILM Fuji GFX 50S #215 4547410341010 | eBay I'm sure...
  22. tonyturley


    Happy Thanksgiving, all. Here's my stopping point on the ukulele twins for now. The top on the baritone has been flush cut, and I'm working on test fitting the rough cut tenor neck. I'm going to pause on any serious work for a couple of days to enjoy some family time and think about my next steps.
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    Hows weather at your place?

    Warm and very windy. We're the last house on a dead-end street, and the wind is perfectly aligned with our driveway. We're getting all of our neighbors' leaves, as we stood in the driveway and watched leaves rolling all the way down the street into our yard. Just have to shrug and laugh.
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    Show Contextual Bokeh!

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    Finished installing and shaving the braces today, and glued the top to the body. "Closing the box", as it is called by many luthiers, is a satisfying step, as all those pieces of wood finally begin to look like a musical instrument. Don't know why the abrupt color shift between exposures. I...
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    Which mount to speed boost?

    I wasn't aware there were any speed boosters for KAR, due to the short flange distance.
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    Show "Yourself" (selfies!)

    Just coming back from some laps around the neighborhood . . .
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    Show "Shadow"

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    Fly Tipping gone mad

    LOL, not me.
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    Hows weather at your place?

    Cold and sunny all week so far. Loving it. Supposed to get up in the 60s (F) today, but then heavy winds move in, and behind it more cold and rain. It was nice while it lasted.
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    Fly Tipping gone mad

    Oh yeah, the New River Gorge Bridge is 876 feet from deck to water. The Gorge is one of my favorite places to hike and bike.
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    That's a lot of metal roofing.
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    Show Contextual Bokeh!

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    Fuji Showcase Fuji XF 23mm f/2 WR

    Compare these to the images from the X-T1 and an old Minolta MD 28mm I posted yesterday in the "Fall Colors" thread.
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    Fly Tipping gone mad

    I've seen images, and it was featured briefly in a Harry Potter movie. There is indeed a lot of similarity. We do have our urban areas, but they are considerably smaller than those in most other US states. The highway congestion around the capital city is often horrendous, however, and I am very...
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    Show "Bicycle"

    I so wish our community was bikeable. We have many miles of winding country roads and beautiful scenery around us, but I'd never risk my life road biking around here. Too many people treat our roads as their own personal race tracks.
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    Fuji X-E3 vs Oly Pen F

    I'm one of the ones that has been back and forth between Fuji and m4/3. I haven't had a single camera I didn't like, just ones that fit my uses better. Currently I have a GX9 and an X-T1. Only one XF lens, the 23mm f2, and no MFT lenses. I kept the GX9 to use with the old Pen F 38mm f1.8. I...
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    B&W: Words/No Words

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    Hows weather at your place?

    Chilly, sunny, and breezy. A perfect late Autumn afternoon. The kind that makes you want to get out with a camera (I did). Much better than the last two days.
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    Fly Tipping gone mad

    Holy Cow, a chemistry nightmare and a veiled stereotype all in one day.
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    Show: Random Picture Thread!!!

    There was not a proper emoticon for this, which once again threatens to revive nightmares from undergraduate years. I was a mediocre chemistry student . . . not truly terrible, but not particularly good, either.
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    Show: Random Picture Thread!!!

    My X-T1 arrived today, just 2 days after purchasing it. As the XF 23 WR hasn't arrived yet, I mounted a Flektogon 35mm f2.4 and M42-FX adapter, both of which I've had for quite a while and never bothered to try selling. I clearly need to work on my MF technique with this lens, as I have no...
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    Fly Tipping gone mad

    Interesting nomenclature. I've watched a fair bit of British TV, and I had to Google "Fly Tipping".
  44. tonyturley


    Some nice progress over the past few days. Installed the Rosewood bindings on the smaller tenor, fitted and trimmed most of the braces in the baritone soundboard, and installed the kerfed linings on the top side of the baritone body. Next is carving and fitting the tenor neck that is sitting...
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    Hows weather at your place?

    Cold and gloomy. More rain today. I'm about to head out for a bike ride.
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