Learn how to build your own Tenor Ukulele!  
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-Getting started

-PVC Clamp

-Gobar

-PVC Gobar

-Gobar Deck

-Sandpaper Cutter

-Sanding Block

-Fret File

-Bending Jig

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Getting Started
The following is a compilation of basic hand tools, references and odds and ends that should be included in your ukulele workshop set-up. This list emphasizes the use of hand and portable tools which are within the means of obtaining without mortgaging the house.

Reference  


'Ukulele Construction Manual, by:
Michael and Asa Chock
Hana Lima 'Ia 'ukulele making class in a book is available at the Shop Store!




Reference  


Guitar making, by:
Cumpiano &Natelson
Journal of Guitar Acoustics, Martin Guitars, by: Tim White, Washburn & Johnston.



Design  


Design Tools:
Drawing/Sketch Pad - Poster board - Triangle - Square - Tape Measure - Straight Edge - 24" Metal Ruler - Compass - French Curve - Mechanical Pencil - Magic Marker



Hand Tools  


Basic Cutting and Shaping:
Scrapers - Chisels 1/4" and 3/4" - Micro Dog Leg Chisels - Skew Knife - Xacto Knife - Single Edge Razor Blades - Awl - Hand Drill - Pin Vise - Various bit Sets - Tapered Reamer - Micro Planes Flat&Round - Wood Rasps - Needle File Set - Mill File



Fastening  


Fastening:
PVA Glue (Franklin Tite Bond) - 5 min Epoxy - Cyanoacrylate Glue - 3/4x18 Brads - Photo Mount Adhesive - Double Stick Tape - Masking Tape - Binder Clips Rubber Bands - Micro Screwdriver set - Push pins Spool Clamps - Jaws Clamps - C Clamps - Cam Clamps - Spring Clamps



Power Tools  


Powertools:
Palm Sander or Orbital sander - Detail Sander - Electric or Battery Operated Drill - Jig Saw - 1/4" Collet Laminate Trimmer



Abrasives  


Abrasives:
Sharpening Stones - 600 , 1200, 3000 - Honing Guide - Sanding Blocks - Sandpapers: 80&100 grit - Norton Addlox: 120, 150, 180, 220, 320 - Wet/Dry 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000, 1200 - Polishing Papers (3M)



Other Items  


Other Items:
Collar Set For Router - Various Router Bits - Wing/Rabet Cutter with Multiple Bearings - Fret Saw or Blade - Scale Templates - Fret Files - Fret Nippers - Heat Blanket or Bending Pipe - Chromatic Tuner - Straws - Q-Tips - Paper Towels - Wax Paper



Finishing  


Finishing:
Laquer or Varnish or Shellac - 'Tru-Oil' - Cotton Rags - Car Wax - Thiner - Alcohol - Naptha

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