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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:37 am 
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I am assembling a StewMac Baritone Ukulele kit. I am getting close to gluing on the top and bottom. Looking at the braces they are big and bulky and certainly do not taper to paper thin at the ends. Should I spend time thinning these out a little?

Anything else I should do before gluing the top and bottom on.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:33 pm 
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If you make them more of a triangle shape, they will be nearly as stiff but much lighter.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:50 am 
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Pmaj7 wrote:
If you make them more of a triangle shape, they will be nearly as stiff but much lighter.

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Never done a baritone uke before but. . . I would profile the cross section to remove some mass as mentioned above and I would certainly work the ends down to either feather them out to nothing or thin enough to tuck under notches in the linings. If it were me, I would choose feather out to nothing.

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