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Minimum Required Tools?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charred Oct 15, 2021. 6 Replies

Hello,I've recently acquired some wonderful cigar boxes from various places, and ukulele necks, machine heads, bridges etc from MGB.What tools should I be looking at? I'm fairly light on the tools…Continue

 

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Charred replied to Mike P's discussion Minimum Required Tools?
"I use a Surform tool for rounding off the edges of the underside of the neck, and other things as well. https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-21-399-6-Inch-Surform-Pocket/dp/B00002X1ZQ"
Oct 15, 2021
Darryl Tuttle replied to Mike P's discussion Minimum Required Tools?
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Darryl Tuttle replied to Mike P's discussion Minimum Required Tools?
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BrianQ. replied to Mike P's discussion Minimum Required Tools?
"Forgot to mention, a fret saw, will be a go to in the toolbox of all builders, you can get one from cbgitty for $17.49, also a Crowning file for dressing frets? Larger size Forstner bits for soundholes? Fret Saw:…"
Oct 12, 2021
BrianQ. replied to Mike P's discussion Minimum Required Tools?
"Stick to the basic tools you have at first, you’ll know what tools you’re missing when you’re building your first few? There’s no use of spending a bunch of money before you actually know what you’re doing, or if you…"
Oct 12, 2021
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"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? There’s a glitch on the site, so here’s the trick: "
Oct 12, 2021
Tom T replied to Mike P's discussion Minimum Required Tools?
"Tools is a pretty personal thing. Some folks like to have a shop full of the latest power tools (saws, sanders, routers, etc.) while others really enjoy taking a lot of time with a build and try to stay exclusively with manual tools. Both have their…"
Oct 12, 2021
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Minimum Required Tools?

Hello,I've recently acquired some wonderful cigar boxes from various places, and ukulele necks, machine heads, bridges etc from MGB.What tools should I be looking at? I'm fairly light on the tools side and own a vice, drill, chisels etc.I see builders on YouTube with fancy spiral saws, etc.What should I be looking at? Not looking to invest a ton until I know this hobby is for me (I'm a lifelong passionate uke player, but this is my first time building. My plan is to build and donate to…See More
Oct 12, 2021
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At 6:37pm on October 12, 2021, BrianQ. said…

Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? There’s a glitch on the site, so here’s the trick: 

 
 
 

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