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Message started by killin5 on Sep 1st, 2004 at 8:13am

Title: Sound Hole Plate Thickness
Post by killin5 on Sep 1st, 2004 at 8:13am
I was wondering how thick the Sound hole reinforcement plate should be on a Tenor Uke. I just inlaid the sound hole trim and am about ready to start bracing the top.

I am using the sound hole reinforcement plate from the Hana Lima Ia kit. I just want to be careful and not add too much thickness to the soundboard.

Or should I be thinking about the soundboard’s total thickness around the sound hole once the plate has been added?

Thanks,

John

Title: Re: Sound Hole Plate Thickness
Post by ukeman on Sep 20th, 2004 at 4:49pm
yo john...gee soundhole patch material is there to add reenforcement to the soundhole area to prevent imploding...so 1/16th thick is cool to provide support and not detract from total flexibility...a good alternate is to sandwich thin veneer so you can have a thin patch but and  the re-enforcement patch will do its job too!

laters ukeman

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