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I want to get/buy a good set of plans for a tenor ukulele, this will be for my first build and I would like full size paper plans. I live in the UK so it would be easier to get them from a UK supplier but if that is not possible I will buy from anywhere.

Can anyone recommend a good set of plans they have used or know would be good for a beginner?

Thanks Graham
 

Tukanu

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I want to get/buy a good set of plans for a tenor ukulele, this will be for my first build and I would like full size paper plans. I live in the UK so it would be easier to get them from a UK supplier but if that is not possible I will buy from anywhere.

Can anyone recommend a good set of plans they have used or know would be good for a beginner?

Thanks Graham
Hi Graham,
Go to: https://www.oaktownstrings.com/free-instrument-plans
Download the plans to a CD or thumb drive and take it to an office supply store, or anywhere that they have a large printer. FedEx office, UPS Store, Staples, Office Max, etc.
 

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Hi Graham, have you considered the Stewart MacDonald ukulele kits? They are very good indeed and well worth the money. Even if you do not want to buy a kit you will learn a lot just from perusing their kit assembly instructions. Look down at the very bottom and click the red "kit instructions":

 

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Hi Graham,
Go to: https://www.oaktownstrings.com/free-instrument-plans
Download the plans to a CD or thumb drive and take it to an office supply store, or anywhere that they have a large printer. FedEx office, UPS Store, Staples, Office Max, etc.
What you have to watch out for when you print plans is the size. I downloaded a template for a fretboard. I printed it twice, and each one was slightly different in size. Standard 8.5" X 11" paper won't be any good unless the pattern is designed to be printed on that size paper and taped together.

See if you can buy a full-size set of plans. Stewart MacDonald has ukulele kits that come with full-size plans. I was also recommend getting the video made by the former Mya-Moe people which shows how to put that kit together.

You can also trace a uke and use that as your template.

For sale - https://genone-luthier-supply.com/collections/tenor-ukulele-plans
 

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I have lots of copies of the Hana Lima plans for all uke sizes and can hook you up with a copy of the tenor plans for the price of a tube and some postage costs. I would say to buy them from Hana Lima but they are no longer trading. Just pm me.
 

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Bob Gleason offers plans from Pegasus Guitars. Plus if you haven't check out his website. Lots of tips and info for the beginner. I think it's important to support luthiers that have given so much to the luthier community. Bob has been teaching and preaching the luthier craft for decades. I also second Hana lima Ia, but I'm kind of partial to Hana lima as that's where I started my luthier journey. I don't think Hana Lima is selling anymore but you might have luck checking in with the Hawaii Luthiers Guild