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    Knowing nothing about neck reinforcement except...

    Knowing nothing about neck reinforcement except that I should do it, I bought a length of 0.236" square carbon fiber stock from The Composite Store (California). Now I'm wondering if that is of any...
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    LOVE IT! Thanks, Pete!!

    LOVE IT!

    Thanks, Pete!!
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    Thanks!! I remember something someone said...

    Thanks!!

    I remember something someone said early on about this stuff --that there are many ways to get it done. Indeed!

    Based on what I'm seeing in the pics, a volute is some sort of ridge...
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    Amazon was a month out on that book. I found one...

    Amazon was a month out on that book. I found one on Ebay that should arrive in about 9 or 10 days. I can't wait!
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    As I recall, what I did last build was to put...

    As I recall, what I did last build was to put sandpaper on a piece of stone countertop that is actually flatter than my tablesaw table. Then I ran the neck across that in a similar fashion. Thanks...
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    Bazuku, you filled in some big gaps in answering...

    Bazuku, you filled in some big gaps in answering my next question! I was stumbled on how the process should flow and now I see I'm on track after all. I have trued the two top surfaces (belt sander...
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    Helpful as always, Sequoia! Thank you for the...

    Helpful as always, Sequoia! Thank you for the template concept. When I put that first one together I made sure that I was following the plan for scale length, etc. That's why I was concerned that I...
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    Thanks for responding! As I recall the issue...

    Thanks for responding!

    As I recall the issue of where I would end up with the bridge was of concern with that first build. I ended up adding a thin strip to the front of the bridge plate because I...
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    Based on what you suggest I think that the 3/4"...

    Based on what you suggest I think that the 3/4" thickness (~19 mm) for the blank is ballpark. The numbers to shoot for at various fret locations is down the road from what I was looking for, but...
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    Thanks for taking the time to help me with my...

    Thanks for taking the time to help me with my question. I'll work on getting my head around what you have given me here. 😃
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    Ah!! Good to know. I don't know enough to opine...

    Ah!! Good to know. I don't know enough to opine about anything much. I am good at asking for handouts... Crumbs of wisdom in getting pointed in the right direction in building a few ukuleles.
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    Neck blank prep -tenor

    2nd build and trying to improve myself.

    Doing a practice neck to refresh my memory (it's never been particularly good and lately it's not getting better!). The 3 different woods I will be...
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    I tried to get onto the discord thing but every...

    I tried to get onto the discord thing but every email I tried was greeted with "the email does not exist" which is totally untrue. I don't know where to go from here. I'm thoroughly disinterested...
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    Thanks for the good eye, Kekani. The sides are...

    Thanks for the good eye, Kekani. The sides are simply resting on the top, not yet glued. Best I can tell that top brace may in fact be a little skewed. But I think I can line things up okay.

    Re:...
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    Thanks for the affirmation about bracing size and...

    Thanks for the affirmation about bracing size and all!

    I guess I am in the learning mode, experimenting as opposed to fixated. There are folks who build like yourself whose opinions I value and...
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    Gluing top on

    I think I've got the braces where they need to be at this point. Given that I have built the David Hurd deflection jig and plan on trying that out this time, my question is what if I want to change...
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    Duh... I, uh... OH, NO!!! 8-)8-) Yes, I think...

    Duh... I, uh... OH, NO!!! 8-)8-)

    Yes, I think that is an excellent idea. A little intimidated about routing that out and doing that inset myself, but it's time that I learned that. I have a Dremel...
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    Peghead inlay question

    I'm building my 2nd instrument, a tenor ukulele for my 15 year-old granddaughter. Her name is Summer Rose Barnett and I'd love to have the Rose drawn by her mom on the peghead. The work is beyond me...
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    Bracing thickness

    I am building my second instrument a tenor co-op ukulele. My LMI plan calls for braces in the neighborhood of 5/16" thick for the transverse braces on the top, north and south of the sound hole. I...
  20. Do I understand you to say that the tops and...

    Do I understand you to say that the tops and backs are simply glued to the sides without any additional lining/kerfing glue surfaces?
  21. Thanks, Brett. I have similar concerns about the...

    Thanks, Brett. I have similar concerns about the quality of the kerfing. The top kerfing which is what is pictured was done without the aid of a jig I made. The bottom kerfing is much nicer and more...
  22. Thanks for bringing me down to the planet again! ...

    Thanks for bringing me down to the planet again! :)
  23. Brad, I got the dimensions for the kerfing...

    Brad, I got the dimensions for the kerfing watching Steve McLean's simple video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrHvGavb1eI
    And in looking for that link, I discovered that I missed one by Ken...
  24. Thanks for the great advice! Sounds like you've...

    Thanks for the great advice! Sounds like you've seen a few things! The vinegar thing sounds scary, I'd guess one would dribble some in/on at the gap points, give it time to work and then check by...
  25. 2 concerns with No. 2 tenor build -size and kerfing glue job

    It looks like the body naturally rests a good 1/4" short of the length of the template and the top. I can force it longer or just go with it -I'd split the difference and not try to go to full...
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