how thin is too thin for uke sides

Mystic

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Hi All
Working on 2nd uke build with cherry back and sides. Tried to use bandsaw to cut sides and by the time I got most of the blade "waffles" out I was at 1.4mm but one area (where the inner bend will likely be) is 1.2 mm.....is that too thin?

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Mystic
 
you can always do double sides and backs to salvage your wood
 
Torres guitar sides are 1mm (0.040") thick with about 70-80 lb of string tension.

Ukes have 35ish lb of string tension.

My laminated sides are 0.070" + 0.065" + 0.065" (about 5mm)

Whatever works works.
 
You could laminate some veneer on the inside. Veneer is usually about 0.7mm thick.
Miguel
 
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