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Children's museum

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blues Frog May 23, 2016. 4 Replies

Howdy. Been building for a few years now. I was recently approached by a summer camp director at a local children's museum. She was wondering if I could help the kids learn how to build an…Continue

License Plate Uke

Started this discussion. Last reply by gary herget Jan 20, 2015. 2 Replies

Howdy. Anyone have experience with making license plate ukuleles?  Specifically using nylon strings?  It seems to me like they wouldn't sound very good on metal (or provide much sound at all).. …Continue

Plunge vs table router

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Mullen Apr 21, 2014. 7 Replies

Which of the two do you own/use the most? Looking to buy one, not both, so want you suggestions on which is more necessary in your builds, and what specifically do you use if for??Thanks !!!Continue

Planing wood

Started this discussion. Last reply by brdfrd Apr 24, 2014. 10 Replies

Howdy. So I have built a handful of cigar box mandos, Ukes, guitars, banjos, and even fiddles. I have also put together a few Mando kits. I am ready to tryout my own scratch build (I think I will go…Continue

 

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Titch the Clown replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"https://youtu.be/hwpjJeD4_3M I use a Y handled vegetable peeler. The kiwi brand from Thailand is my favorite. The ones from Ikea and Kmart are also good.  I then finish off with a random orbit sander. "
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ILL GREEN replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"I use a mini sanding drum on my dremel until it looks and feels smooth.  I don't always do the half moon thing, I let the wood decide; sometimes it is a curvy square."
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Sweet Crooks replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"Hello Maybe these will help you? Watch Luthier Galeazzo Frudua Carving a Guitar Neck in 20 Minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPsv4B7kuG4 Maximum Custom Guitars - Neck Contouring Jig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6ce3-vF7zw"
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Sweet Crooks replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"Nothing wrong with Sanding. I do it. Chisel  = No dust, Fast removal... but chisels have to be really sharp and because of that you have to be really really careful. Check out the video I linked."
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Tom T replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"Well, Sweet, I guess you could. Michael Angelo use a chisel to create great statues."
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Sweet Crooks replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"Why sand when you can remove most of it with a Chisel?"
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François replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"made me laugh :-)"
Mar 17
Daniel Walter replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"give it to my dog.  actually, the orbital sander is my paintbrush."
Mar 16
Tom T replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"I do exactly what Brown Water Jerry does. First: I use an inexpensive wood rasp to to the basic shaping and removal of big amounts of wood. Second: I used a 5" #50 sanding disk in my corded drill. That really removes a lot of material quickly…"
Mar 16
Brown Water Jerry (Rice) replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"I use a 4 in hand rasp, orbital sander, random orbit sander, and sandpaper. Till it feels nice."
Mar 16
Sweet Crooks replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"Pencil Saw Chisel Wood Rasp I use this technique. Pablo Requena Carving the neck on a classical guitar 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m7gIHZryes"
Mar 16
Taffy Evans replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"hi, on my CBG 3-4 string necks I just use a round over bit in my router, as shown by others here. The router is jigged upside down in my bench vice. And then sandpaper, no carving or rasping. KISS principal. However when doing acoustic or electric…"
Mar 15
Del Puckett replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"all of the above :-)   However, the 9 inch Shinto Rasp will become your favorite tool...if you let it :-) "
Mar 10
Jerry Jordan replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"The first one I made 20 years ago was a "one off" and i carved the neck with a steak/paring knife.,.,in 2013 when I started building many I moved on to using a round over bit in a router.,.,3/8" bit for a month then I moved on to a…"
Mar 5
Amir Sagi replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"Hi If router bale is an option, i would use a large roundover bit, 3 inch wide. The bearing eould run along the finger board edge. Using a table saw to rough cut axtra material befor the router table will be a good idea. If some pictures to…"
Mar 5
Joe Arbour replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"Usually rasps and sandpaper.  Surform to rough it out and a finer rasp then up through the grits. A couple times I used a large peice of cherry half-round topped with a 1/4 inch fretboard and it worked really well."
Mar 4

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