View Full Version : making necks

06-17-2016, 04:38 AM
Making necks sometimes gets me down..There is such a lot of work to do on em :(...I counted 22 operations I do before I fit the fretboard and I only do one piece necks, if I had to do stacked heels and head stocks with wings I would have even more work to do...here is a list of op's i made..and i probably missed out some thing.
1 sand billet sq
2 mark out 2 necks
3 saw 2 necks
4 dovetail heel end
5 saw dovetail scribed radius
6 mark top profile
7 saw top profile
8 rout top profile
9 saw stiletto heel angle
10 shape stiletto heel radius
11 lathe turn back neck profile
12 saw head angle front
13 sand head angle front
14 sand head angle rear
15 rout final heel form
16 mark out head shape
17 saw head shape
18 sand head shape
19 hand fit dovetail to body
20 fit neck to body in solara (to line up while back is fitted)
21 rasp and sand to finish
22 mark out and drill tuner holes

07-01-2016, 02:54 PM
Have you made any videos of how you build a uke from scratch?

07-01-2016, 08:42 PM
Have you made any videos of how you build a uke from scratch?
Not exactly but I have made videos of lots of stages in the building process, see here and sort out the the uke stuff from the junk. ;)