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tangimango
11-16-2016, 07:01 PM
after you flush trim the top and back with a flush trim router bit. whats your method to smooth out the trim leftovers? oribital, belt ,mouse sander, hand sanding block?

sequoia
11-16-2016, 07:36 PM
I hand sand using a round closet dowel with 120 paper taped. Pretty quick and gets into the waist nicely. If you are close it doesn't take long. I'm primitive in that I don't use a flush trim router but a thumb plane to trim up the top and back sides.

Timbuck
11-16-2016, 10:45 PM
hand sanding block...and a file at the area where the neck joins.

Sven
11-16-2016, 11:22 PM
I bought a really nice rolling pin sander for my cordless drill from Dominator, he made a thread about it here. It's a short thread but there are pics.

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?76040-Anyone-Need-a-Rolling-Pin-Sander&highlight=sander

And this popped up on my youtube recommendations, if I hadn't bought the one from Dom I'd make one of these.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv6D98oIlTk

Edit: I should add that I trim back the overhang with a 1 3/4" chisel before scraping and sanding the sides.

Dan Gleibitz
11-16-2016, 11:47 PM
I'm primitive in that I don't use a flush trim router but a thumb plane to trim up the top and back sides.

I'm _more_ primitive; I used a Morakniv carving knife for trimming mine (and for carving the neck). The routed binding rebate finished the top and back.

Ken Franklin
11-17-2016, 12:31 AM
I cut a shallow binding rabbet before I sand/scrape the sides.

Michael N.
11-17-2016, 01:24 AM
Sharp scraper does it in a few minutes and without all the terrible sanding dust. It may not get you a flat across the width side though. If you like very flat, high gloss finishes you are almost certainly going to have to sand them as well.