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Wood for Soprano Neck
Apr 15th, 2005 at 8:58am
 
Hello everyone,

I have a piece of poplar I would like to use for the neck of a soprano uke. Would poplar be ok to use for a neck? If so should I add a stiffening rod to the neck or would poplar be stable enough alone?

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Robet
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Reply #1 - Aug 8th, 2005 at 10:10pm
 
For Poplar I would think you need a  a truss rod. It's relatively soft and reacts badly (twists/bows) in moisture. Never used it for a truss rod but have built a few jigs with pieces that I have lying around

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Reply #2 - Jun 4th, 2006 at 2:40pm
 
Hello again everyone,

I thought I'd post a follow up to the poplar neck question. I waited for a while but never got a reply to my question so I went ahead and made the neck. I capped it off with Hana Lima Ia's rosewood finger board with no added truss rod and after one year the neck is still straight with no sign of twist or bow.

The finish of the poplar had a ugly green tint to it so I ended up painting the neck red. (The only paint I had), I don't know which is uglier the tint or the paint.

It sounds ok and was my first home made soprano uke so I'm happy.

Robert
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Reply #3 - Jun 5th, 2006 at 7:45am
 
Hey Robert,
Good to hear from you again.  I'm sorry your post was over looked, I would have agreed with Jawhny to be safe....but sometimes you just got to go for it.  I'm glad everything worked out!  What are you making next?  Grin
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Reply #4 - Jun 18th, 2006 at 4:52pm
 
aloha robert....first off a belated congrats on your first completed uke....hurray!


poplar should be ok if it was dried properly...many finish carpenters and cabinet makers use this wood for its availability and straightness and workability so as a neck material should be no problem...great working wood as it mills and sands easily.

i guess your own question was answered anyway and time doth verify things.....anyhow i think it was awesome to go ahead and build even tho you had questions as the experience will be always the best teacher....again congradulations     ukeman
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