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    Congrats...it turned nice.

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    My new shop! It is a bit cramped I admit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tukanu View Post
    Congrats...it turned nice.
    Thanks David. Fun little project. Too bad Davis didn't make (or have made) their boxes in a bit larger size. I like those graphics, and they'd look great in a tenor or even baritone size. I do have a couple of other boxes on the way that I hope will provide what I'm after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Hannam Ukuleles View Post
    Getting necks ready for orders.
    That's a lot of work. I assume you have a set process for cutting all those tenons to ensure repeatability?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyturley View Post
    That's a lot of work. I assume you have a set process for cutting all those tenons to ensure repeatability?
    I cut the 5 degree cheek/heel cuts on teh table saw, then do the rest on the bandsaw and by hand. i'm doing a video on neck fitting which goes into it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyturley View Post
    The finish on the soprano ukulele is dry to the touch, and the masking has been removed. I'm going to let the instrument hang on the drying rack for another week or so to give the finish time to cure more fully before installing the strings. Another of these 1886 boxes is in the queue to be built as a concert scale.

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    It's beautiful. I really like the finish. Give it some better strings though. Aquilas are a step up from these. I got those strings on a cheapy uke once, and they were all cut off pretty quick.

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    Wow, I don't know how you stay sane with that projects going on. As someone who intends to go into the luthiery business full time, is this normal for you? And how much flexibility on the completion date is considered professional?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Hannam Ukuleles View Post
    I cut the 5 degree cheek/heel cuts on teh table saw, then do the rest on the bandsaw and by hand. i'm doing a video on neck fitting which goes into it all.
    Thanks for the explanation and images, Beau. I'll be watching for your video.

    Quote Originally Posted by captain-janeway View Post
    It's beautiful. I really like the finish. Give it some better strings though. Aquilas are a step up from these. I got those strings on a cheapy uke once, and they were all cut off pretty quick.
    Thanks. Yeah, the cheapie strings came with the neck, which was from mgbguitars.com.

    I started another another Davis 1886 cigar box ukulele today. This one will be a concert scale, compared to the soprano I just finished. I have several more planned to complete by the time Summer is finished.

    The new project has a bit of an eco twist. The neck blank you see is a sandwich of Red Alder slabs with a Granadillo accent piece in the middle. The Red Alder came from pieces of trim I saved when we remodeled one of our rooms about 15 years ago. Iíve had the wood stacked overhead in my garage all that time, waiting for a suitable project. Did all the layout markings and glued the heel & tail blocks + bridge plate today. Gonna start on the neck tomorrow.

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    I now have 3 cigar box ukes in progress: the concert shown above, and two more boxes arrived over the past two days. The Awful Bills Redwood box is going to be a tenor, and the Don Tomas Spanish Cedar box is going to be a baritone. The soprano CBU also built from a Davis 1886 box is hanging to give the Tru-Oil more curing time while I wait for my strings to arrive.

    I learned just how hard it is to run a completed box through a table saw. I'm replacing the plywood backs on both of the larger boxes with real tonewood. The Awful Bills box was my first attempt, and slicing off the back went without a hitch. The big Tomas box was a near disaster. No matter how I tried, or worked with or without a carrier sled, I could not get the back trimmed straight. I had to do this because I had a small tear-out when I was heating the plywood back and using a putty knife to cut through the softened glue. If I had to do it over I would have left the back on and sliced it off the same way as I did the middle box's back. So I have a bit of planing to do before I can glue the new Cedar soundboard to the big box. Live and learn.

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