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 Post subject: Peghead thinning jig
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:52 pm 
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Making my first neck - this one for a uke in Osage Orange. It is easy to flatten the face of the peghead, but thinning it in a consistent manner is not so easy. So I built a jig for use on my small belt sander. I have seen things like this but never gave it much thought until I had to make one:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruby1638/24654607753/in/album-72157662606115293/

This will do the same duty as a "luthier's friend" or a safe-t-planer'.

Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Peghead thinning jig
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:04 pm 
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Your belt sander feed jigs looks very useful.

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 Post subject: Re: Peghead thinning jig
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:29 pm 
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Ed, I've been using a drum sander in my drill press to accomplish this task, but I like the idea of using the 4" wide combo belt sander. I use mine with a jig to make my steel string bridge wings, so this is similar.


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 Post subject: Re: Peghead thinning jig
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:34 pm 
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Kevin

I made one of those for my Daughter's shop, but decided the added capacity of the wider belt would be helpful. I can still use this belt sander jig for bridges

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruby1638/25362158331/in/album-72157665386984115/

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