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Traditional ukuleles do not use a dovetail for their neck joint, they utilize a matching radius to the body and dowel pins to affix the neck. So, I had to figure a way to introduce a sanded surface to match the body perfectly.

In this case I was able to hold the 80 grit sandpaper on the body’s front surface and just barely touch the mating neck area. I didn’t have to take much material, just enough for perfect alignment.

A person has to be cautious not to sand a skewed surface into the neck. I had to sand and check the fret board lines established on the tooling for alignment quite often. Ultimately, the neck angle was right where I needed it to be.

One of the pictures shows a side view of the assembly upon completion, the heel took the radius quite nicely, indeed!

(Next: Body Glue Up)