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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:17 am 
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Hello,

I'm building a tenor uke, the first one from scratch for me. I've built a couple of the SM uke kits.

I searched here and it seems about 50 / 50 in favor or radius the top or flat. I put a 30' radius on the rims and glued the waist and fan braces on after radiused to 30'. I glued them up in a radius dish / go bar just like I use on guitar.

Question: When building a guitar I've put the upper transverse brace on flat to try to avoid a gap at the fretboard extension. Do the same for the Uke? It seems like it would be the same, but I'm curious if others do the same?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:08 pm 
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I use an upper transverse brace on my ukes. I make it the same size as the lower transverse



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:30 pm 
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Quine wrote:
I use an upper transverse brace on my ukes. I make it the same size as the lower transverse


Does that mean radiused the same as well? :)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:10 pm 
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I radius mine to 30 ft also. The Uke is so small you can barely see the radius, I do not remember any problem fitting the neck/FB. May be a little sanding to get the area under the FB flat. Assuming you extend the FB to the sound hole.



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:07 pm 
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Thanks. I went ahead and glued it on flat for this one, let's see how it goes. :)

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