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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:02 pm 
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Here are some pics from a new build I’m working on. It’s a baritone shape that I modeled up in g-thang to mimic an L1.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:05 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:08 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:11 pm 
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Installing lining...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:12 pm 
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Back braces...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:24 pm 
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This is going to be cool I'm a big fan of the L1 body shape. Maybe it's been done, but I haven't seen that shape used for an ukulele yet.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:15 pm 
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Very cool. I am just starting a mold for a bari uke!! Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:01 am 
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Love the shape. Not just early L-1, but many of their guitars are this shape.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:34 pm 
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I also use drafting triangles when laying out back braces. Perfect tool for the job.



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:05 pm 
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Been wading through some life stuff so very little shop time. I was glad to get a few hours today. I made a plate clamp caul on the CNC and then glued on the back.

I’m also experimenting with a template to help accurately cut out the notches in the braces. This one will be v-braced.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:27 pm 
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Looks ingenious Brad! How are you routing? Short pattern bit?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 5:02 pm 
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Pmaj7 wrote:
Looks ingenious Brad! How are you routing? Short pattern bit?

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Hey Pat!

Sorry it took so long to reply. Yes, that’s right, a short pattern bit in the laminate trimmer. Here are a few more pics of the setup. I made two spacer rings to set the cut depth. One to set the depth for the V braces over the bridge plate and one for the cross brace notches. It’s all aligned together so well it stands on its own.

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I’m waiting on some rosette materials to arrive before I cut the channel and soundhole. Once that’s done these will be ready to glue on.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:29 pm 
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Binding and purfling arrived. Today I cut the rosette and sound hole binding channels with the CNC. Thats a first for me. Worked out great.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:11 pm 
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Bit of progress today. I made a template to help placing the oddly shaped bridge plate. Line up the markings on the template, clamp it down with a couple go-bars, glue and place the plate. The cutout from making the template makes a perfect clamping caul.

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Hope everyone is getting shop time on this long weekend!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:29 pm 
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Box is closed! Binding is up next. I need to do some research on L1 end wedges.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:23 pm 
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Had to make a new carrier for the binding jig. The guitar one from LMI is too big and my homemade uke one for tenors was too small. Repurposed an old IKEA shelf for it.

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This is one of my favorite parts of building, when you get to see it with a little shellac. :)

The pic with the tools shows the way I take small squared up bites off the binding to get a nice joint. It’s a cheap combination square taken apart. The slot where the ruler went is perfect for holding the binding up and squared.

First for me using ABS binding, it was kind of nice!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:40 pm 
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I like that idea of using the square. Pretty cool. I've been doing it free hand. I think I'll give that a try when I get to that point on the current instrument.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:38 am 
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Yeah, good idea to keep it square! I mean, who would have thought about using a.... square? Lol

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Pmaj7 wrote:
I mean, who would have thought about using a.... square? Lol

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