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Old December 1st, 2012, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Welp, this is a bit of je va du all over again. A couple years ago, I start obsessively stalking the Luthier's Lounge section of the Ukulele Underground forum, and now I've built 5 ukes. A few months ago, I start obsesively stalking THD, and what do you know, I'm closing in on finishing my first guitar! Just thought I'd post a few pictures along the way and have a place to ask questions. Hope you guys enjoy! I'll start with a couple pics of stuff I've built before, but for now: Christmas shopping! so I'll get around to more of this later.

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Old December 1st, 2012, 03:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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First, a couple of my ukulele builds.


The "Uke of Steel" for my Superman obsessed girlfriend, almost finished...
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/...89802018_n.jpg

Then my transition uke into the solid body world


And last but not least, my current, first tele build! Chambered walnut body with a thick (~.5") maple cap. Body weighs in at 5.6 lbs.




With the uncarved Walnut/maple sandwich neck, and soon to be maple fretboard:


And finally, next to the little brother. Just need to finish up wiring and install tuners on that one...
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Old December 1st, 2012, 03:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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(Edit) Okay, I give. How do I resize pictures on this thing???
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Old December 1st, 2012, 04:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I recomend using imgur.com once you upload them you can choose what size you use, original, large, small, thumbnail, etc. then you just copy the code, paste it on the site and bada bing bada boom, it's whatever size you selected.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Great! Thanks, I'll check that out.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 11:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Okay, quick question: can anyone help me wire this pickup on the electric ukulele? It's an electric mandolin pickup from Allparts, and has only one wire coming out of it that looks like a wire inside another wire (sorry, no pictures at the moment). Is the wire between the two insulations the ground wire? Sorry, I'm clueless when it comes to this part of it...
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If it looks anything like this, the outer wire is the ground and the inner wire is the "signal".
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 01:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
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That looks like it! Thanks, that's how I suspected it works, but like I said, I'm totally new to wiring this stuff, so I thought I'd double check with the wise folks around here.
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Dude, lookin good! That Superman uke is so legit, love that sound hole!
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 07:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Aww shucks! Thanks! Haha good to see you on here!
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Great ukes! I'm going the other direction... starting to get into ukuleles myself... I'm sure a build or 3 are in my future!

I like your combination of walnut and maple, too!
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Yeah, ukes seem to be the popular thing these days! That solid uke looks a bit rough, but I kinda like the whole DIY feel it has. That was pretty much what I came up with when left entirely to my own devices, no templates or pattern or anything, so I'm hoping to step the quality up quite a bit on the guitar. Fingers crossed!
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This is your first guitar?! Wow, I started out in ukes too, I figured take a shot at the guitar but after looking at your first one, I must say I'm a bit intimidated now...maybe I'll go to do a banjo or somethin first
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Oooh, Banjo! Now there's one to put on the to-do list! I've actually been half-way in the banjo market for a while, funds just have yet to come around...
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Okay, here's another question for anyone kind enough to grace me with their knowledge: Until Christmas break, I am only able to make good progress on any of this stuff on the weekends, when I am able to hit my grandpa's shop. I was hoping to get the rest of the sawdust-making out of the way this weekend, so I could possibly actually be able to do some finishing during the next week. However, I realized last weekend the drill press in grandpa's shop does not have a throat deep enough to do the string-thru holes. So the question is: is it possible to do these (well) by another method or would my energy be better spent trying to gain access to a different drill press?
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And on the off-hand chance that I were to invest in my own drill press, what size is necessary for all tele-building tasks? Any chance a cheap one from Harbor Freight is worth while?
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And on the off-hand chance that I were to invest in my own drill press, what size is necessary for all tele-building tasks? Any chance a cheap one from Harbor Freight is worth while?
12" swing , 6" throat , minimum size for Tele work . Lots of folks here use Harbor Freight presses , IMO I would spend a little more a get a better quality press , buy once , cry once :-)
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12" swing , 6" throat , minimum size for Tele work . Lots of folks here use Harbor Freight presses , IMO I would spend a little more a get a better quality press , buy once , cry once :-)

Ya, that's a good one
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