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nutha jason
11-02-2015, 01:43 AM
hey guys. following my salad bowl ukulele build someone challenged me to make a case for it and so I have. here is the construction slide show:

https://youtu.be/cdmBoK_IdG4

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orangeena
11-02-2015, 02:28 AM
Very good. I am making a case for the uBass I made from ply and it is a pain. Your way looks much simpler and probably a bit lighter.
Max

printer2
11-02-2015, 06:06 AM
As silly as it seems (and on reflection not that silly) I think I know where my next case is coming from.

PeterF
11-02-2015, 07:01 AM
That's a great idea! How did you attach the clips and handle? Is there enough thickness of wood to screw into?

ksquine
11-02-2015, 07:10 AM
cool idea. How did you get the paper mache to look like tiger fur?? :rolleyes:

lauburu
11-02-2015, 08:54 AM
This guy went one step further and wrote a song about it. Well worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msxeu4hkDlE
Miguel

lauburu
11-02-2015, 08:57 AM
Oops. Used a quote instead of a link
If that doesn't work for you, try this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msxeu4hkDlE
Miguel

nutha jason
11-02-2015, 09:46 AM
That's a great idea! How did you attach the clips and handle? Is there enough thickness of wood to screw into?

thanks everyone! I was worried about that but the wood is about three millimetres thick and the papermache adds another 2 mm plus for the handle I doubled the wood up on the inside.

SkiAloha
11-02-2015, 09:47 AM
Nice Case - I particularly like the leopard print lining.

That video was hilarious - AND the guy's got a point: even if his paint, clasp, foam, and fabric cost more than a cheaply manufactured case, it was still worth his time and money to have something hand-made, and made by himself. No Marxist theory of alienation need be part of the product, producer, nor owner.