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
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
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. "
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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."