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    THAT is creative!! Thanks!

    THAT is creative!! Thanks!
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    Lying awake in the middle of the night it...

    Lying awake in the middle of the night it occurred to me that I was overthinking this, as usual. If I know the thickness of the top as installed, and I can determine the thickness of the total...
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    Are you talking about a digital caliper that has...

    Are you talking about a digital caliper that has jaws that are roughly an inch and a half long? I have a couple of those and love them. But I need something with longer jaws that can reach around...
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    Magnetic thickness Gage as in the sort of tool...

    Magnetic thickness Gage as in the sort of tool you use to measure the thickness of paint and coatings? And they have a wide range of spendy from about $125 and up.
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    I see a number of things in the range of $75 and...

    I see a number of things in the range of $75 and up. There is a Grizzly Tools digital micrometer that has a 6-inch throat. I would expect that I would want an aluminum frame for easier manipulation?...
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    Measuring top thickness

    Once the instrument is boxed in I am wondering how a person goes about measuring the thickness of the top. This is keeping with the idea of that I will be sanding the top some and would like to know...
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    EXCELLENT!! Thank you!!

    EXCELLENT!!

    Thank you!!
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    I got the 1/8" by 3/8" by 24" rod from LMI and...

    I got the 1/8" by 3/8" by 24" rod from LMI and realized that I can do 2 tenor necks with one rod. I found one table saw blade out of six or seven tries that was fairly close. The fit's not sloppy nor...
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    Yep, I'm catching on... I could have guessed that...

    Yep, I'm catching on... I could have guessed that this would be your method. 😃

    Thanks,

    Chuck Barnett
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    Many thanks to all of you who ever responded! ...

    Many thanks to all of you who ever responded!
    not being much of a woodworker, I'm wondering if the kerf on different saw blades berries. The kerf is a little bit more than 1/8 in that I installed...
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    Well, that sure doesn't sound too tough! Didn't...

    Well, that sure doesn't sound too tough! Didn't think of LMI. And if it's 1/8 inch wide, a table saw kerf it's pretty much what that is.

    So, Michael, do you run that a full 3/8" deep all the way...
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    Miguel, where do you get these rods from?

    Miguel, where do you get these rods from?
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    Not sure how best to make that slot at an angle. ...

    Not sure how best to make that slot at an angle. Any good tips?

    Thankee!
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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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