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Thread: My first ukulele build

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    Default My first ukulele build

    Hi all,

    I've finally got most if the wood I need and am getting ready to make my templates and jigs. I'll be documenting the build on here, so stay tuned for updates!

    Thanks

    Here's a picture of the wood:
    Top- Englemann spruce
    Back and sides- Claro walnut
    Fingerboard- Indian rosewood
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    Ukulele building blog: geeky-ukulele.tumblr.com

    Ukuleles, guitars, flutes, ocarinas! Oh my!

    Forgot to mention, I also like pie...

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    Wow beautiful grafted woodset, post pics as you build please. Have fun

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    Oops I forgot to update! Anyway, I've made a simple form and I've also glued the top and back together (pictures attached).
    Next, I'll be thicknessing the wood, but I've run into a problem. I bought a Stanley #4 plane from Amazon, and the chipbreaker is screwed on incredibly tight. I can't even move it! Anyone know how to get it to budge?

    Never mind about the pictures. I'm having trouble uploading them for some reason (you can find them on my blog if you'd like).
    Last edited by iBankai145; 08-13-2014 at 04:54 PM.
    Ukulele building blog: geeky-ukulele.tumblr.com

    Ukuleles, guitars, flutes, ocarinas! Oh my!

    Forgot to mention, I also like pie...

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    Ok, I've solved my plane problem and I'm going to sharpen today. Hopefully I can start thicknessing today, too. On that note, what thickness am I aiming for? I've got Englemann spurce top and claro walnut back and sides. The wood is about 1/8" right now.

    Thanks!
    Ukulele building blog: geeky-ukulele.tumblr.com

    Ukuleles, guitars, flutes, ocarinas! Oh my!

    Forgot to mention, I also like pie...

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    Preferably 2mm I think for the back sides and front good luck
    Keep calm
    And
    Build ukuleles

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