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Ukulele Week 7

uke class 7

Week 7 was a busy a busy week in the woodshop. On Thursday we started working on shaping the heel of the neck, adding the bolt to connect to the body and adding the head laminate.

The first step in shaping the heel by roughly cutting it out on the bandsaw. Followed by using the oscillating sander to shape the curve. The front of the headstock was made square on the belt sander.
neck uke

Next we used the jig to measure and drill the hole for the bolt in the body and the nut in the neck.

uke neck jig

Saturday! Max lead the open work time in the woodshop on Saturday where work began on cutting the banding. This involved using a router mounted to a guide arm. This was a nerve wracking experience with the possibility wrecking all of the work on the body.

Channel cutting

After this was finished the binding was glued into the notch that was just cut.

Uke Binding
Next week, getting toward the end.

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