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Forum topic by paulmon posted 03-04-2021 10:46 PM 230 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-04-2021 10:46 PM

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It took way longer than it should have to make, but I’ve finally finished a jig to quickly and accurately make the main part of ukulele necks. For the headstock and heel I’ve got other things on the way, but for now here it is:

https://youtu.be/hHF8vqp9WvA


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#1 posted 03-04-2021 11:17 PM

Very creative.

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#2 posted 03-05-2021 12:30 AM

I do not make ukulele s but those are creative jigs.

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#3 posted 03-05-2021 01:01 AM

Pretty darned cool Paul. I’m far from production line and carving the neck, whether guitar or ukulele with spokeshaves, rasps, etc. is one of the most enjoyable processes for me. I use acrylic templates to check the curve at 1, 7 and 12th fret but a lot of it is by feel and checking with low angle light. Jean Larivee claimed he could hand carve a neck in 45 seconds with only final tuning after that. I’m more like 30 minutes to carve it to the fine tuning stage. If making multiples, this makes a lot of sense. Nice work.

-- Darrel

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#4 posted 03-06-2021 05:51 AM

I like making by hand as well. There’s a lot of nuance that you don’t get on production.

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