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    Default back of the headstock ideas please

    Now that I no longer own the Jet 10-20 drum sander that i used a lot for sanding down the headstock backs to thickness. I'm now looking for alternative methods..eg: SafeT planer, Spindle sander, Lathe with a drum sander, belt sander. disc sander in bench drill, etc: what is the best for a production run ? idea's please.
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    Ken, skip to about 8 minutes in this video. It's one way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo4ojQAGizU

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    Never seen that video before, but I have tried that method in the past and didn't like it cos it was too slow.
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    When I adhered to the 'hand tool only' approach for guitar, I used a 2 1/2” plane obliquely across the grain. I trued the face and took the bulk off the back, then did the transitioning with files and paper.
    I then acquired a bench belt sander, and turned a half hour job into a ten minute job, but was never happy with getting the two faces truly flat and parallel and had to resort to hand planing to prepare the surfaces for veneers.
    For ukulele, I now use a Safe-T-Planer for the bulk and hand tools for the transition. It's a bit fiddly but not difficult. The drill press disk sander does the job just as well.... it takes longer, but needs less tidying up.

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    I have a pretty standard hand power drill and a separate drill press that the power drill fits into.

    I have a drum sander kit with arbors and cylindrical sanding sheets that fit over the arbor and then the arbor is expanded to grip the sanding material.

    This is then filled into the drill chuck and then I clamped a piece of wood on the drill press to give the thickness required between it and the sander material.

    This is a similar arbor kit to the one I have

    https://www.amazon.com/inch-Long-San...gateway&sr=8-6

    My drill press adaptor is similar to this

    https://www.amazon.com/AMYAMY-Workst...%2C218&sr=8-32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    Never seen that video before, but I have tried that method in the past and didn't like it cos it was too slow.
    Start with the band saw to get close, then finish with the bobbin.

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    This is how I used to do it..I'm looking for something just as quick and easy co's i'm a lazy B
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W39F-1An-vM&t=53s
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    Is that method not possible on the 16-32 ? I've never tried it myself.

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    Pete did a thread on this showing his shop built tool. The link is down but maybe he can re-share...

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...ight=headstock
    Rodney Paul Adams

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    Bandsaw close to finished thickness, then bobbin sander with fence clamped to the table. The top face is finished flat with a handplane and sanding board beforehand.

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    Sorry the picture is a bit out of focus, but you get the idea!
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