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 Post subject: Ukulele side thickness
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:23 pm 
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So I glued my neck on from my Stewmanc Ukulele Kit today which means I will be working on the finish. This will give me time to start on my scratch build.
I bought the 14-Fret Baritone Bell Ukulele Plans from Georgia Luthier Supplies. I have one of Robert Gleason's Bending Blankets and have made the bending forum. I thought I would start by bending the sides first

The plans have the top thickness but not the sides. did a google search and found this "For ukulele sides, aim for 60-70 thou (1.5-1.75 mm) in thickness. I find that this makes bending easier and that the bent wood is stiff enough without the extra thickness"

The side wood is Mahogany. Does 60-70 thou (1.5-1.75 mm) in thickness. seem right.

Thanks for all your help


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:30 pm 
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Yep!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:48 am 
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Agreed.

As it's a baritone I might go for around 1.8mm but thin it more where the waist bend is to be. I'd use a card scraper for that.


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