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Neck Shaping Jig for Ukulele to Bass

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Neck Shaping Jig for Ukulele to Bass
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Simple ply construction, plenty of areas to clamp and hold. Adjustable angle for head.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 525 days ago

Nice jig!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Boatman53

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#2 posted 524 days ago

Nice, I like the openings in the jig for clamps to the bench. Does the neck angle lock down firmly so you can work on the head without the clamp in the way?
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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wingate_52

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#3 posted 524 days ago

The head can be tightened by use of the pair of hex headed caps on a threaded axle. I did not have my smaller clamps with me at school. What work do you want to do on the head?

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Ripthorn

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#4 posted 524 days ago

I’ve been thinking of making something just like this (minus the adjustable headstock angle) for some time. I shape with rasps and scrapers, so I need plenty of access around the heel and volute area. I’ve got another guitar build coming up soon, so maybe I’ll finally get around to doing one of these.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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Boatman53

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#5 posted 524 days ago

Hi wingate, I have seen some banjos with inlay work on the back of the headstock plus just just fairing in the neck to the flat of the headstock. With your permission can I share how I hold uke necks on my jig? Your jig is more versatile than my dedicated jig and I would have built another like mine but bigger when I start the guitar, but after seeing yours I will be combining the two. I understand if you want me to start another thread, no worries.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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wingate_52

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#6 posted 524 days ago

Go for it, it is all about development. I am sure that I make more jigs than projects these days.

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Boatman53

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#7 posted 524 days ago

Thanks wingate..here is the jig I made for uke necks. It is sized for the concert length. It gives me lots of access for shaping. The end clamps I made in my shop. They are from aluminum. I cut them out with the table saw, band saw. And drill press. There are springs under the clamps to hold them up when the bolt is loosened, a nut driver works great. If these were combined to your jig with maybe a tee track for sliding the clamps I think it would be great. That is infact what I most likely build.




Thanks for sharing your jig.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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wingate_52

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#8 posted 523 days ago

Thanks for sharing yours. The idea of some T-track set in a routed groove with wood/plastic or metal spring mounted hold downs is a winner. Brilliant idea. Many thanks for sharing.

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ericspaw

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#9 posted 521 days ago

Tell us about your clamps. i am not familiar with them.

Eric

-- I keep cutting and it is still too short. http://mypam.blogspot.com/

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wingate_52

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#10 posted 521 days ago

Just an inexpensive qr clamp, similar to the mechanism of sealant gun.
http://www.axminster.co.uk/solo-solo-speed-clamp-prod364432/

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wingate_52

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#11 posted 518 days ago

So here is the Mark 2 jig with additions as advised above. Works better, thanks for the advice all.

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