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Timbuck
03-02-2010, 08:24 AM
I'm making a mould (Uk spelling)..it's for a Tenor uke based on a Kamaka size Tenor...I've taken the dimensions from Photo's on the web..and I've scaled it up as near as I can using the 17" scale length of the uke..I've drawn it out on a piece of MDF and put in the dimensions..I just want a couple of Kamaka tenor owners to check out my dim's against theirs and tell me how far out I am...Thanks in advance...here is a pic of the drawing.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT6316.jpg

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
03-02-2010, 09:10 AM
I don't have a kamaka tenor to compare your dimensions with but the length looks tenor while the width seems baritone. Whatever you decide to build just make sure it fits a case you can easily get your hands on.

Timbuck
03-02-2010, 09:32 AM
I never thought of that ..Good point...I once had a Kamaka tenor here, but I never took the measuments off it..but I did notice it was very close to the Laniki tenor size.

Pete Howlett
03-02-2010, 10:19 AM
Ken
PM me with your home address and I'll send ou mine. It's the least I can do....

Timbuck
03-02-2010, 11:36 AM
Thanks for that Pete..I'll consider it ... Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:28 pm by Timbuck
I've just realised!!!.....I now have a new wide screen monitor..That explains the squat look. ...back to the drawing board I suppose..... all horizontal measurments still appreciated tho'.

Pete Howlett
03-02-2010, 09:12 PM
Ken - it will be in the post today (I've found your address) because I know where you are coming from and if you want the classic Kamaka shape (the one which I base my standard tenor on) it is unlike the martin which is formed on connecting arcs - it's a much free-er form...

Timbuck
03-02-2010, 10:11 PM
Thanks Pete ....I'll look forward to that

Pete Howlett
03-02-2010, 11:12 PM
Done and on its way :)

Timbuck
03-06-2010, 12:10 AM
With the Help of Pete, I've finally got this Tenor Mould on the way to completion..it's a bit of a mixture of Petes shape..Kamaka's...and some of my own..It's just about what I had in mind and now I'm happy with it.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT6318.jpg

Pete Howlett
03-06-2010, 12:24 AM
Nice shape Ken. Are you getting enquiries for tenors now? Completely different build to a soprano you know more to go wrong and get right. It's a little bit beyond building light I'd say.

Timbuck
03-11-2010, 02:16 AM
Nice shape Ken. Are you getting enquiries for tenors now? Completely different build to a soprano you know more to go wrong and get right. It's a little bit beyond building light I'd say.
It's just that I need a change Pete..Now I've got a bigger thickness sander I can have go with a Tenor set that you gave me yonk's ago..And it give me an excuse to do the thing I like best and make some more jigs and things.Here are some pic's of my Mould cum Solera..so I can build "Spanish heel" .. "Bolt on" or "Dovetail"..it just keeps the neck in line whatever method i choose.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/Jigs%20and%20things%201/PICT6339.jpg
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/Jigs%20and%20things%201/PICT6341.jpg
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/Jigs%20and%20things%201/PICT6345.jpg