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Hand tool ukuele build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by henderson is go, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. henderson is go

    henderson is go Tele-Holic

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    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"

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    And where I'm storing my supplies

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  2. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

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    Way cool, Brian. I also like that you have a box of sop. One can never have enough boxes of sop.
     
  3. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

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    So I'm assuming you'll be making yourself a "kit" at home whenever you get the chance and then the assembly type work will be done in the dorm. Interesting!
     
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  5. Glen Smith

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    Alright, Brian is back at it.
     
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    Way cool Brian , this will be interesting
     
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    Picton Friend of Leo's

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    Awwwww, yeah! This will be right up my alley.
     
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