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Alan Roberts
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  • Springfield, OR
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Ted Crocker left a comment for Alan Roberts
Sep 9, 2011
Alan Roberts replied to Ted Crocker's discussion How to find the center of a dowel or circle
"centering jig, seen from the top.same jig seen from below. I'm making a few dozen spool clamps, so having a way to quickly and accurately find the center of a dowel is a big plus."
Jul 24, 2011
Alan Roberts replied to Ted Crocker's discussion How to find the center of a dowel or circle
"Or you can just use a centering jig..."
Jul 24, 2011
Alan Roberts commented on Alan Roberts's photo
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kerfed lining, close up

"Side view of the lining. "Kerf" is the part of the wood that turns into sawdust when a saw goes through it, so this si called "kerfed lining.""
Jul 17, 2011
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gluing in the kerfed lining

"Gluing the front and back to the thin sides will give a weak joint. If the corners are removed to put purfling on, the top will pop right off. So a lining is glued onto the sides where the top and back go. The lining is cut almost all the way…"
Jul 17, 2011
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Jul 17, 2011
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spindle sander and neck

"My band saw technique is a bit rough and the back of the neck isn't flat. A spindle sander will take the high points down quickly. Check the neck with a straight edge, mark high points, sand away. Repeat. Repeat."
Jul 17, 2011
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shaping neck with chisel

"I'll use a chisel to take off a lot of extra wood. The grain on this mahogany is fairly predictable; if it kept changing direction, it would be hard to control the chisel. I'll switch to a surform file in a bit. Those don't care which…"
Jul 17, 2011
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bandsawing the neck

"I'm going to make a neck out of mahogany. I could either glue a number of smaller pieces together to make a neck (very economical but involves a lot of tricky scarf joints) or cutting the neck out of one large piece of wood. I'll use the…"
Jul 17, 2011
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sure form rasp

"I'm using a surform half-round file to thin down the heel section of the neck. MAN, I love the way it goes through mahogany like cheese. The half-round makes getting the curves in easier. The heel will be attached to the ukulele body, so it has…"
Jul 17, 2011
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heel template

"To give the heel a nice symmetrical shape, I made a plexiglass template (I put masking tape on it just so it would show up in the photo). Line the straight edge up with the centerline, draw profile. Flip template and repeat. I might take a bit more…"
Jul 17, 2011
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gluing on the ears 2

"The neck is mahogany and I'm using maple ears for a nice contrast. I doubt it will show up in this photo, but there's thin pieces of walnut between the two. It is about the same color as the mahogany now, but will look different when the…"
Jul 17, 2011
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gluing on the ears 1

"The head stock is usually wider than the neck, so extra pieces called "ears" are glued on. I used a spring clamp to hold the head stock to a clamping board piece of Formica (you don't want the glue sticking the head stock to the…"
Jul 17, 2011
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autoharpies

been wanting one of these all my life. cant wake to tweek it thru some effects. what u all think a dem.
Jul 6, 2011
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4) Radiusing the bouts

"I have Roger H. Siminoff book on Tap Tuning. Way over my sophomoric attempts! But maybe next year...?"
Jul 4, 2011
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4) Radiusing the bouts

"Thats great experiance!, just think on how that bracing has an effect on the tone. Them same principals can be used to tune simple boxes, depending on what tuning you use, theres an art there!"
Jul 4, 2011

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
a friend recommended this clubhouse
What instruments are you building or playing?
Woodwind: flutes (cedar, copper, PVC and clay) and ceramic ocarinas
String: guitars, ukuleles, and lyres
Percussion: kalimba, ashiko, doumbek, udu

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At 9:20am on September 9, 2016, Ted Crocker said…

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At 8:36pm on July 2, 2011, Ted Crocker said…

Alan you've created some great instruments!  And some great photos.  We'd love to see a Builders Blog on making the new acoustic.  I'll add it to the Builder's Progress Blogs group.  And a tour of your shop blog as well.  

Thanks for sharing with us

At 7:51pm on September 9, 2010, Ted Crocker said…

At 6:20am on September 9, 2010, Randy S. Bretz said…
Hey Alan....Happy Birthday to you !! have a great day buddy!!!!
At 11:34pm on July 17, 2010, Jared J. King said…
Thought I saw you marching with the Ross clan in the parade, but never was able to locate you after it ended. I was around doing various things, pretty much all over the place, until 4:00, and I kept my eyes open. Oh well. It would've been great to meet in person. Perhaps another time. Until then, I'd be thrilled to get your recommendation on the book on flutes. Slainte!
 
 
 

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