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07-12-2014, 11:51 PM
I need drawings for the neck joint templates for routing the mortis and tenon. I'm new to uku building and ukulele underground.

The Big Kahuna
07-13-2014, 12:03 AM

07-13-2014, 02:00 PM
I don't know of any router jig plans for ukulele....couldn't find any on google anyway. Do you want a straight tenon or dovetailed joint?
I do a straight tenon on my concert ukes. Its just a 1/4" wide by about 7/8th long. I cut the mortise in the neck block on my router table before gluing it in. Be sure you have a way to center the block when gluing it to the sides, it kinda ruins everything if it slides around before the glue sets.

07-13-2014, 02:13 PM

my hero... :D

07-14-2014, 01:40 AM
If you're new to building consider a simple bolt-on neck joint. The uke has such little force exerted on the neck joint that a mortise / tenon joint is unnecessary.

Here's some building tips I've accumulated for uke construction: