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AustinHing
04-09-2019, 07:51 PM
So I have a friend who’s into 3D printing and you would have guessed what I have asked of him.

So here’s the neck:
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The material (filament) is a composite of wood and plastic. So I’m not sure of the appropriate adhesive to use. Is anyone familiar with this kind of adhesive?
I have not seen his 3D model yet and is wondering how the body would look like. The printer takes a whole day just to print a section out, and the body will be in halves as well.

Kenn2018
04-09-2019, 08:58 PM
Your friend should know the right adhesive(s). I'm sure he must know for the materials he is using. You may, or may not, want to reinforce areas like the neck, attachment points. Etc.

Looks like a fun and very intriguing project.

Best of luck with it and keep us informed about how it progresses.

rrieth
04-09-2019, 10:36 PM
I would think that epoxy would be the best choice. You might also try posting in the luthier's lounge section of the forum. Lots of experienced builders there.

AustinHing
04-10-2019, 02:05 AM
Your friend should know the right adhesive(s). I'm sure he must know for the materials he is using. You may, or may not, want to reinforce areas like the neck, attachment points. Etc.

Looks like a fun and very intriguing project.

Best of luck with it and keep us informed about how it progresses.

He’s reading up on a stronger adhesive after I shared on the string tension. Good points on reinforcement on the joints. However we will likely try out without additional support. Hope it won’t snap in my face. Haha.

Thanks, Kenn, will keep all posted.


I would think that epoxy would be the best choice. You might also try posting in the luthier's lounge section of the forum. Lots of experienced builders there.

Thank you for the suggestion. Will look into it.

AustinHing
04-10-2019, 02:11 AM
So here’s the actual link to the 3D model if you are interested to try out.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:268090

The sample is printed in darker filament, I guessed.
https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/91/d6/71/54/ad/ukulele-edit3_preview_featured.jpg


https://youtu.be/6QZvYGKUjJA