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Jointing Tops and Backs
Jan 2nd, 2008 at 4:27am
 
Hi, Trying to show piccture from Photobucket, to see iget advice on my method.  Not sure if picture is posting.

Mark

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Re: Jointing Tops and Backs
Reply #1 - Jan 2nd, 2008 at 4:30am
 
OOOPS!

Obviously not working.  My grammars not so hot either.  Can somebody give me advice?  On the picture, of course!

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Re: Jointing Tops and Backs
Reply #2 - Jan 2nd, 2008 at 4:48am
 
Third times a charm.

I routed the soundboard for a mahogany tenor on this jig and it worked good.  The two pieces were set up to be trimmed off 1/32" by overhanging the edge of the router bit groove in the table.  I just had to make sure I pushed the router at a slow and steady pace.  Has anyone used this method on more figured material?  I am suspecting it may cause tear out.  Possibly could be prevented by pushing the router the router from right to left to do a climb cut?  Curious to find out if anyone has experimented with this.

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Mark
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Re: Jointing Tops and Backs
Reply #3 - Jan 2nd, 2008 at 8:59am
 
Mark:

It looks like you jig is sitting on your table saw.  Why didn't you just rip the edges to straight and then use PSA sandpaper on the saw table and use the fence for a vertical reference to get a smoothe sanded edge?

To attach pictures, follow the instructions for "How to post pictures to the Message Board" on page 2 of the Ukulele Hints.  For Photobucket, use the Direct Link option.  Leave a couple of blank lines before adding the pictures so the link shows up by itself.  The use of preview is a great hint -- it lets you see if the link worked.  If not, just close the window and no harm done.  If you got it right, the picture/s will be nicely posted in the message.

I like your use of canned goods as weights.

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Re: Jointing Tops and Backs
Reply #4 - Jan 2nd, 2008 at 7:38pm
 
Mark,
  I say if it works for you go ahead and do it.  I tried it and didn't have much luck.

I was having trouble with a black acacia set.  My super sharp plane seemed to be making matters worse.  I ended up useing a shooting board, like I used with the plane, but with a large sanding block with 80 grit paper.  It worked great.  Hit it again with 150 grit and glued it up.  It took longer than a plane would have but I got a real nice joint.

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Re: Jointing Tops and Backs
Reply #5 - Jan 16th, 2008 at 10:27am
 
Maybe I'm just sticking my neck out here but I'm gonna say that working with stock as thin as on ukes means that no matter what method you use it will be somewhat a 'feel' method. Use a joiner, use a saw, use a shooting board and hand plane, use paper, heck fire just chew at the edge a while. Whatever works works because the individual feels confident and in control of the tools and so it comes out right, or right enough. that's why they call it 'HAND'-crafted and that's what makes it special each time. Aloha Smiley
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