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Reply #165 - May 10th, 2009 at 1:53pm
 
Matt:
I am impressed. The attention to detail outstanding and that sounhole (s) is so neat.

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Reply #166 - May 28th, 2009 at 11:17am
 
Let's see if I can make this work....

I made this in honor of my dog Rufus. The top is red cedar and the box is purple heart.
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Reply #167 - May 28th, 2009 at 11:19am
 
try again...
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Reply #168 - May 28th, 2009 at 3:52pm
 
Ukululu:
Neat!
The sound hole and bridge are nice touches.
Does the wide head interfere with your playing?

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Reply #169 - May 29th, 2009 at 12:11pm
 
Bob,

Thanks for the kind words.

I made the head far enough away from the "nut" that it's not in the way. If you want to see more: www.ukululu.com or look me up on YouTube.
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Reply #170 - Jun 2nd, 2009 at 9:55am
 
This was my first instrument build and I am very happy with the way it turned out.  I learned a lot of lessons, some harder than others.
The plan was from Hana Lima Ia and the wood is walnut, cherry and mahogany.  The mahogany was part of an old tractor crate and the remainder came from 1inch boards in the shop.  The fret board 'dots' are copper slices and the footprint is from an off-cut of copper plumbing I came across.
I still have to trim the saddle ends and lower the action a little.  Not sure what I will do with all the free time I am going to have now this is finished!

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Reply #171 - Jun 2nd, 2009 at 2:10pm
 
Byggles:
Nice job.
The laminated neck looks difficult. I really like your "found" wood supply.
You can practice playing it with all your newly found spare time.

Bob
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Reply #172 - Jun 2nd, 2009 at 3:02pm
 
Ukululu:

Nice Job! Is this ukulele for a left-hander? The strings appear to me as a lefty.

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Reply #173 - Jun 3rd, 2009 at 1:57am
 
I am constantly impressed by the talent people show on this forum. I've been making ukes for three years, and still don't feel confident that anything I make will turn out any good. Then I come here and see such beautiful work from first time builders.
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Reply #174 - Jun 3rd, 2009 at 10:07am
 
Ukululu:
I was told by a pro luthier that it usually takes six more builds to achieve the quality of the first build. The first one is usually by the book and the next few have a few corners cut while you improve your skills.

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Reply #175 - Jun 3rd, 2009 at 4:54pm
 
unkabob wrote on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 2:10pm:
Byggles:
Nice job.
The laminated neck looks difficult. I really like your "found" wood supply.
You can practice playing it with all your newly found spare time.

Bob


The neck looks more complicated than it was.  The layers help achieve symmetry while shaping. 

Lulu, I found myself putting off many jobs until there was nothing else I could do to stall.  Luthiers all have nerves of steel!  I love your designs, very original.
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Reply #176 - Jul 26th, 2009 at 12:25am
 
Just like to say a big thanks to Asa and HANA LIMA 'IA for the great service in there on line store. I always get my parts in a timely manner and I live in Australia.

Cheers.

Here is a pic of my new uke Soprano number 3, with the winning certificates from the Royal Darwin Show.

1st place prize Craft, Usable wooden item.
1st Place prize Best overall woodwork piece.

Very happy winner Cheesy

I even walked away with some cash (wonder where ill spend that hey Wink)



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Reply #177 - Jul 26th, 2009 at 3:46pm
 
Obmit:
First class!
Those necks appear to be quilted or something. What materials did you use?

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Reply #178 - Jul 27th, 2009 at 4:03am
 
Beautiful workmanship!
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Reply #179 - Jul 27th, 2009 at 3:19pm
 
Wow this is some great work!

Hey Omit, nice job and congrats on the show awards!  That is really cool...makes me feel happy too for some reason.   Smiley

Ukululu, the dog Rufus inlay is awsome!

Byggles, I can't believe that instrument is part crate!  
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