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Ukulele No. 1 #2: some progress at home

488 days ago by Justin M Schmidt | 0 comments »

When I started this class I knew right away I would have to do a lot of work at home to keep up. Not having a bunch of essential tools slowed me down, but I’m finally getting some work done between classes. I swear there’s a ukulele somewhere in that pile of stuff! Last night I planed the sides down from about 4mm to 2mm. Pretty sloppy, but I’m learning. That was fun… there really is pure joy in a nice plane. (My Wood River V3 #5 is treating me well.) I used a Japanese hand saw to notch out the tenon on the neck. I tried cutting the neck shape out of my blank but it was tough and getting late. The saw I picked up is labeled a “cross-cut”...

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