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  1. Vespa Bob

    Attaching the neck....

    For a bolt on neck, I use a furniture bolt with matching threaded insert. A long T handled hex wrench does the job of tightening the bolt. Although there's a socket wrench shown in the photo, I don't recall ever using it.
  2. Vespa Bob

    Ginsenglele #2

    Your reasoning makes sense, since the thickness has no effect on the sound.
  3. Vespa Bob

    What's happening in your shed?

    That looks great, thanks for showing how you put it to good use!
  4. Vespa Bob

    Ginsenglele #2

    Thanks for the link to Amazon, that's good to know. Judging by your photos, it looks like the soundboard is about1/8th" thick. Does it produce a good sound? Also, the size of the neck block seems like overkill to me, just my observations, not having built one!
  5. Vespa Bob

    Ginsenglele #2

    Very nice work, I assume it sounds good too! Not having tea boxes here in California that I know of, wooden cigar boxes are a popular choice.
  6. Vespa Bob

    Bending iron tip

    After a fruitless search for Templistik 152c/302f , (every other heat range), I found this alternative: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001YYCITM/?coliid=I1EN8TW657XF12&colid=TD6PKEE2A06F&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1
  7. Vespa Bob

    Bending iron tip

    That beats spraying the iron with a water spray botte! I need to get one of those. (Edit) I see that's a British EBay, I think I'll try Amazon.)
  8. Vespa Bob

    Bending iron

    Do you not have any friends who have cars, who might be willing to take you to a junk yard, or even a fencing company that might give you an offcut?
  9. Vespa Bob

    Bending iron

    It's actually aa length of galvanized pipe which I think I found in a junk yard.
  10. Vespa Bob

    Bending iron

    This is the setup I use, although I have since upgraded to a better quality Wagner heat gun.
  11. Vespa Bob

    Band Saw

    I beat you by a couple of years, Ken, I'll be 85 next month, but not quite as fit as you seem to be! I'd be ready to hang it up, but I have a garage full of tools that need to be used! So as not to hijack the thread, I bought a used 12" Craftsman years ago on Craig's List and it has served me...
  12. Vespa Bob

    Tenor pineapple from Hana Lima Ia plans

    Yes it does have fan type bracing, if I correctly interpret the term.
  13. Vespa Bob

    Tenor pineapple from Hana Lima Ia plans

    Years ago Hana Lima Ia produced a kit for a tenor sized instrument which could be built as either a traditional, or pineapple shape. I built the pineapple version which turned out alright and was well received at a ukulele festival I attended at the time. Like the majority of my ukuleles, it was...
  14. Vespa Bob

    And now for something completely different!

    I don't know what happened to the beginning of my sentence there, but I found this unique ukulele on ebay.
  15. Vespa Bob

    And now for something completely different!

    n to my uke collection! After re stringing it with Worth clears, surprisingly, it doesn't sound all that bad for an all plywood instrument! Now I just need the chords for "We all Live in a Yellow Submarine"! Bob
  16. Vespa Bob

    I've got the TAS again

    My Powertec also took some time to set up, but it was worth the effort! I'm impressed by how quiet it runs, with almost no vibration. Bob
  17. Vespa Bob

    I've got the TAS again

    Now you're talking, Ken, go for it! Much better quality than mine. You're going to love it! Bob
  18. Vespa Bob

    I've got the TAS again

    I'll still stick to my story, using my 9" bandsaw with a 1/4" or 1/8" blade, as opposed to switching blades on my big bandsaw is a no brainer! However, to each his own, don't let my opinion sway anyone from doing things their way! Bob
  19. Vespa Bob

    I've got the TAS again

    YES! 👍 You won't regret it, guaranteed!
  20. Vespa Bob

    I've got the TAS again

    Don't do it, Ken! Many years ago, the only power saw I had was a Dremel scroll saw, which served me well during my model aircraft building days for cutting thin sheets of wood. Recently I bought a Powertec 9" bandsaw from Amazon with both 1/4" and 1/8" blades. Once set up right, it has become my...
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