the extra dowel hole in the heel block is the result of a brain cramp. I bet none of you do stuff like that.
Thanks David, I do think it looks a lot better after I narrowed the face from the previous square format.Nice work Tony. This is going to look good when it's done. I think you will like the trapezoid touch.
LOL, thanks for the tip, sequoia.Well that neck will definitely be securely attached... Nice spool clamps by the way. Tip ld:: Cut down the bolts to make clamping easier. I find threading wing nuts on spool clamps to be the epitome of monotony. Or just buy shorter bolts. Life is too short to be wasted threading wing nuts.
Thanks David. I went the easy way on the neck, and I'm using a Mainland Ukes slotted head. I just received Bill Jehle's book on the Kamaka ukes today and read through it this afternoon. I plan to soon start on a baritone scale CBU-inspired instrument, and for that one I'm going to do a Kamaka style Fiddle head neck.!5' should give it plenty of resonance. Looking good. Cant wait to see the peghead style.
Thanks. Still pondering it. I like the looks of those boxes a lot, but I've never built, or even held, anything smaller than a tenor.I also have his book. Very informative and well researched. I have several of those old "Sam'l Davis" boxes if you need one, and want to start a little smaller.