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Kevs-the-name
03-09-2015, 04:11 PM
Does any body know where I can source Kerfing from in the UK please?

Thanks in advance

Kev

sequoia
03-09-2015, 05:21 PM
I buy mandolin linings from SMD. Perfect length and size for tenor ukes. I suppose I could make my own, but...well, I'm lazy. Bracing you can make yourself no problem. I use scraps from tops and packing pieces. Whittle...whittle.

http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Bodies_and_Necks_and_Wood/Mandolin/Kerfed_Lining_For_Mandolin.html

redyak3
03-09-2015, 05:50 PM
I'm going to try this place for kerfing. They call it Flexstrong and have a mando-uke size product.
http://www.alliedlutherie.com/kerfing.htm

dofthesea
03-09-2015, 08:09 PM
Right now Allied has a great price on seconds for there new kerning.

DazW
03-10-2015, 01:32 AM
Does any body know where I can source Kerfing from in the UK please?

Thanks in advance

Kev

I bought a load from this guy on ebay to use on sopranos. None listed at the moment but I'm sure he would make some for you if you message him

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm?itemId=351296960752

Wildestcat
03-10-2015, 10:27 AM
Same as DazW - Snowcauldron on eBay. Currently only offering fretwire, which I also buy from him.

Kevs-the-name
03-10-2015, 01:07 PM
Thanks for taking the time to reply.

I'll send a message to Snowcauldron, and I'll also look into his fret wire.

I'm struggling a bit to find the components to self build. Bracings, heal an neck blocks, neck blanks etc.
I don't have the power tools to make my own, but don't really want to buy full 'kits'

Advice is greatly appreciated!

KEV

Doc_J
03-10-2015, 08:19 PM
Lots of ukulele parts for building can be found here http://hanalimastore.com

Kevs-the-name
03-10-2015, 09:02 PM
That's a great site (along with the Stewmac stuff)
I've long been browsing them for ideas, but for the amount I need, I hope to purchase from UK or European. Union.

Wildestcat
03-11-2015, 12:52 AM
With the current strength of the pound against the euro, Madinter in Spain is a good source, but postage is still expensive and you will probably need to buy bigger bits than you need. I buy their B grade guitar fretboards for use on ukes, but I order enough to make the postage worthwhile. You can use the spare wood from guitar sizes to make bridges, headstock veneers, neck blocks etc. A bass guitar fingerboard will easily yield two ukes. The other option is simply to spend some time searching eBay - plenty of Sapele billets around, but look carefully at the grain pattern. Sherwingroup currently have some quarter sawn straight grained pieces. If it is more than you need, you can re-sell the excess.

DocFMF
03-14-2015, 04:46 PM
I make my own. I just use basswood strips and kerf them with my table saw. Sorry I could not offer anything more constructive.

Doc FMF

Wildestcat
10-22-2015, 06:10 AM
An old thread resurrected, but I thought it worth mentioning that after several months, the UK ebay supplier of Uke kerfing (Snowcauldron) has new stock listed.

Patrick Madsen
10-22-2015, 06:37 AM
Probably stock he bought from Tim trying out his new kerfing machine.

Pete Howlett
10-22-2015, 02:05 PM
We'll ake a simple jig for you on Saturday so you can do your own...