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    Default 5 Tenors in the white...

    I have video in the can but currently little time to edit so I though you might like to see some progress. The other 3 (2 cutaway 1 bling) are still in the fitting stage...


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    Very nice! The visual repeatability in these ukulele builds is a thing of beauty.

    Is there an optimum batch size?

    Multiple builds would be more efficient, but I assume that things could get a bit repetitive and take longer to one done, if too large a batch.
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    8 seems the maximum 6 ideal. The repetition is not onerous. Yesterday when I got to the fourth neck the total carve down to finish sanding was taking just 30 minutes with the heel carve going very quickly. I did one time have a batch of 24 ukes to make for a Japanese company - never again... far too much of the same tho it's where I learnt how to carve necks consistently!

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    Pete, it's always a pleasure seeing your work in progress. They look very nice..... makes me want one.

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    Beautiful!..........

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    What wood are you using on the middle three? Looks pretty.

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    Very nice Pete--I've been waiting for the next video!

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    You've been busy Pete. They look great.
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    The wood is koa - I'd say that 2 of those middle 3 fall into the category of 'chocolate' koa with their deep browns , swirly curly ppatterns that you can't see too well. We often think of koa as being one thing but it is infinitely variable.

    Busy - this is aprt of a 20 uke process at the moment with another 15 in the pipe... I think one of these in the photo will be up for sale

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