Well a while ago (almost a year if I remember correctly) I was asked to do a ukulele build thread, but I didn't really get very far with that thread. I'd like to finally post and complete a uke thread, but then I got to thinking about how my building situation is going to change within the next year or so.
I live in New York and I'm looking into colleges like William and Mary, Vanderbilt, University of Virginia, and a few others that happen to be a good distance away from my house thus making commuting an impossibility. With the hopes that I might have a single dorm or a really cool roommate, I've decided to undertake an experiment. I want to see if I can build a ukulele from scratch on my desk using a limited number of handtools and materials. Some of the things I'm testing are how well I can clean up and maintain a clean environment (who wants to sleep in sawdust?) and how long it takes to build an instrument that meets my current discriminating standards of quality.
I hope to catalog the build here and make good on my previous promise to Glen Smith to post a uke build.
Here's my "workbench"
And where I'm storing my supplies