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Timbuck
07-09-2010, 03:49 AM
This is my method of fitting the back onto a uke ...if it's a two piece back.. it guarantees getting the seam on the centre line...it also ensures the bracings fit into the notches in the linings...it also keeps the dovetail neck joint in line, since I started the final assembly this way I've had no problems.
To view the Slideshow just click on the image. I've shown this before but this time I've added more details.
http://s219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/1917%20uke/slideshow%20pis%20of%20back%20fit/th_PICT7412.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/1917%20uke/slideshow%20pis%20of%20back%20fit/?action=view&current=1228c441.pbw)

tattwo
07-09-2010, 03:53 AM
Very Nice!

Dominator
07-09-2010, 06:40 AM
Great Stuff. Well worth the investment in time to make up all the mold/jig pieces required. Now, if I could just manufacture some time.

Vic D
07-09-2010, 08:27 PM
Don't think I'm not going to copy this method... Thanks Timbuck.

Matt Clara
07-10-2010, 02:54 AM
Do your bodies taper on the profile? That is, are your ukes deeper in the lower bout than the upper?

Timbuck
07-10-2010, 03:37 AM
Do your bodies taper on the profile? That is, are your ukes deeper in the lower bout than the upper?
Yes Matt!.. about 9mm on the Soprano...and about 12mm on the Tenor.

Matt Clara
07-10-2010, 04:39 AM
Yes Matt!.. about 9mm on the Soprano...and about 12mm on the Tenor.

At the risk of stating the obvious: your mold must have the same taper...?

Timbuck
07-10-2010, 05:52 AM
No Matt the mould is flat.