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Beau Hannam Ukuleles
01-23-2018, 05:10 AM
I thought this might be of interest to people


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

Kekani
01-23-2018, 05:18 AM
Also known as a reverse spotfacer, among other things. I'll give you one guess who does the same thing. . . Too strange. . .

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
01-23-2018, 06:24 AM
Also known as a reverse spotfacer, among other things. I'll give you one guess who does the same thing. . . Too strange. . .

You dirty spotfacer! :)

Pete Howlett
01-23-2018, 09:57 AM
I need one of this Beau... supplier?

Timbuck
01-23-2018, 10:27 AM
A couple of years back I showed how to make one of these cutters out of one of the same type bolts...with a hacksaw and file.

mikeyb2
01-23-2018, 10:59 AM
A couple of years back I showed how to make one of these cutters out of one of the same type bolts...with a hacksaw and file.

and I remember it well. I did as you suggested and it worked great. Probably cost pennies.
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Beau Hannam Ukuleles
01-23-2018, 11:12 AM
I need one of this Beau... supplier?

http://www.rockler.com/pen-mill-barrel-trimmers

I got the 3/4" (as the bolt heads are wide ) and added my own 1/4" rod

gabefranco
01-24-2018, 09:55 AM
This is great.

I usually drill the hole and countersink before attaching the block to the sides, but I might start doing it this way as aligning the body bolt hole to the neck (or in this case it would be the neck bolt hole to the body) would be a lot easier.

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
01-25-2018, 08:45 AM
This is great.

I usually drill the hole and countersink before attaching the block to the sides, but I might start doing it this way as aligning the body bolt hole to the neck (or in this case it would be the neck bolt hole to the body) would be a lot easier.

I've only ever done it this way- things more a touch, or you glue the pre drilled block off center and suddenly the hole isn't centered etc.

I set the neck pretty much 100%, then measure the center of the mortise (x and Y) and drill a 1/4" hole.
Then i stick a brad point drill bit in that hole and place the neck where it will be and push the drill bit into the necks tenon where it makes a small hole.

Then I do this
https://www.facebook.com/BeauHannamGuitarsandUkuleles/videos/vb.100002361680367/1335561529865890/?type=3

Here is a second vid


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGPdMoR0DCs