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    Default Struggling with a tenor

    Just to make first time builders feel better.....it’s been about 3-4 years since I made a tenor uke and I have to admit I’m having a bad time putting this one together. After churning out Sopranos month after month with a ready made jig for every operation and a stock of ready made parts it became 2nd nature for me and it became easy...I don’t have many jigs for the tenor size so I’m having to use my hands and brain and memory...making silly mistakes as I go along ,but slowly getting there. I’ve bent the sides and made and fitted the end blocks...next I have to make some tenor size kerfed linings...and then dig out the radius dishes.
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    Got some nice fingerboards if you want 'm Ken. Pre slotted.
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    I feel you paying Ken. I’ve recently decided to build a few baritones. I spent a couple of days making all the necessary molds and jigs only to realize that I’d forgotten a few during the building process, like having to make my endgraft jig bigger and maker a new bridge locator jig. It’s good to have to think in the shop Now and then.
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    Get those jigs made, and you'll be cranking them out like sopranos.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Steady on Chuck! You'll be making guitars next (or are you secretly sneaking some lap steels under the uke radar....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Howlett View Post
    Steady on Chuck! You'll be making guitars next (or are you secretly sneaking some lap steels under the uke radar....)
    Pete, even though I have indeed built some lap steels I am alway conscious of crossing into that dark territory. For a dozen years I’ve had plans lying around for a Weissenborn steel. The other day I was looking at the plans and the koa intended for them and had the sudden realization that I could built 3 or 4 tenor ukes with that wood. I rolled up the plans an put them back on the shelf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moore Bettah Ukuleles View Post
    For a dozen years I’ve had plans lying around for a Weissenborn steel.
    Funny, but I too have always been thinking of building a Weissenborn type instrument. Still have not gotten around to it either and probably never will, but it looks like a fun build.

    Local David Dart builds them and offers plans I believe. He used to post on here but I have not seen him in years.

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    Got my plans and the wood. It was going to be a summer project.....

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    I have everything gathered up to build myself a lap steel, like I need another, but haven't found time to get started.
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