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Some Builds and Questions and Life Changes

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by jamorudd, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Sorry I missed this when it was first posted!

    I don't have much advice for wood-working in the house, outside of choose a wife that will let you do it, but most people don't think that far ahead, so it's kind of a crapshoot there...

    I don't think grad-student-level living spaces in Boston are going to accommodate a drill press, band saw or OSS indoors, unless you want sawdust in your dinner. Looking for a communal building space sounds like the ticket.

    Speaking of which, my most critical bit of advice about Boston is TRY NOT TO EVER DRIVE ANYWHERE. :D
     

  2. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    58
    Mar 2, 2010
    Maine
    Ha ha yeah my vehicle insurance was $3500 a year!

    I'm not sure a grad student has to choose a Boston dwelling though, and while the public transportation gets a lot of hate, it does eventually get you where you're going.
     
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  3. jamorudd

    jamorudd Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 3, 2012
    Oklahoma City, OK
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    Thanks all! I deleted the app and re-installed and it finally lets me upload the photos! This is the Walnut OM I’ve been working on lately. The binding is the Rocklite binding from lmii.
     

  4. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Jamo—Don’t Do It!!!

     

  5. jamorudd

    jamorudd Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 3, 2012
    Oklahoma City, OK
    I know I’ve posted about these before, but here’s a couple of the other builds I’m trying to wrap up in the next few weeks.

    A soprano uke for my nephew:

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    And a flat top mandola of sorts...

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  6. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    Love it. What sort of tools/jigs did you need for the Uke?
     

  7. jamorudd

    jamorudd Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 3, 2012
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Building ukes is actually what got me into this whole thing, so I started with minimal tooling and jigs, and have pretty much stayed that way. Off the top of my head, I used:
    - a mold to bend the sides into and glue on linings.
    - a radius dish for the back radius
    - a jig I've made for routing for my bolt on mortise and tenon
    - the stew mac rosette routing dremel attachment.

    As far as wood, I can almost always get a uke set out of the cutoffs from each acoustic build.
     

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