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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBarnett View Post
    Probably a more challenging fix...

    I welcome any wisdom you may have. I thought perhaps if all else fails I could bevel the edge around the peg head veneer.
    Binding. I'm sure that's why it was invented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sequoia View Post
    These are theoretical measurements and not really real world. They are based on the ideal, perfect mathematical scale length. Given all the other variables that the real world imposes, they are meaningless, but all those fractions look cool. Just get it as close as you can.
    And if you have a cnc router you can tell it to cut the slots at exactly that decimal point, which, unless you have a very expensive precision machine used to mill surgical parts and the like, is only slightly less meaningless!

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    Ah!!! ����

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    Gotcha!

    Well after studying this, reading a number of posts, I ordered the LMI slotting template for soprano and tenor ukuleles. It seems to me that you can use a longer scale and simply start with the correct slot and get fairly close to what you need. But that's beyond my pay grade. So I will spend the money for the right scale template.

    And no, don't anticipate having a CNC machine soon. :-) :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBarnett View Post
    Probably a more challenging fix...

    I welcome any wisdom you may have. I thought perhaps if all else fails I could bevel the edge around the peg head veneer.
    I see the name is now vertical - nice.
    As to the issue in the photo - you could try a bevel all round. I have a Koaloha Opio and the top side is all nicely beveled.
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    Recall that I had several chips to fix because of my poor router skill. I fixed a couple in the blond Alaskan yellow cedar and I'm happy with that. Finally tackled the chip in the doubled up peghead veneer. I've got a little ear glued on but I am concerned about how to bring that down to size. There's not a lot holding that peace to the peghead. I thought about sanders, band saws, etc. I welcome any tips you might offer. :-)
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    Just cut or sand your peghead smaller. Still have plenty of meat there. Instead of fixing, just make it disappear? Don't obsess too much on the original design? Zip, zip and gone?

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    A coping saw will take that off for you.
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    I thought about that but decided this route would be a good opportunity for me to learn a skill or three. If this doesn't work out, 1. I'll know why/why not and 2. I can always shrink it a tad. 😊

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    Oh, I meant for cutting the excess off. Not reducing the size of the entire headstock.
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