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Ukemakinmecrazy
10-05-2016, 09:37 AM
Check this baby out. Going to try to make a pin bridge out of it.

Any advice? Or maybe even a string placement template?


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Dan Gleibitz
10-06-2016, 02:59 AM
Nice. What size/shape of uke are you planning to build?

Rrgramps
10-06-2016, 04:03 AM
That will look nice. Hope to see your build progress. Don't hold back. LOL

Ukemakinmecrazy
10-07-2016, 07:03 AM
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Shooting for a tenor Uke using the Hana Lima 'IA book as my main guide, but watching a ton of You Tube as well. Hoping to make one my granddaughter can play one day (She is only a year and a half old at this point).

This is my first attempt at building a bridge and I think I just realized my first mistake, or at least something I could have done that would have made this a little easier. I should have cut the saddle slot in before I scroll sawed the shape out. I did think to drill the pin holes before cutting, don't know why I didn't think of the saddle. DOOOOH!

Looked at a bunch of clipart for inspiration then sketched my own turtle shape. Not bad eh?

Is there generally a bias here against bridges shaped like animals or whatever? Just curious.
I have been involved in other hobbies where people who consider themselves purists frown on anything that isn't classic and traditional.

Ukemakinmecrazy
10-07-2016, 12:08 PM
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Coming along nicely. I hope the function is there. Measurements were taken carefully and it will be a string through the top pin bridge.

Ukemakinmecrazy
10-07-2016, 12:55 PM
I think it will look great on this cherry set I just bought.

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photoshooter
10-07-2016, 03:28 PM
Looking good! And I agree that the cherry will make a good combo.

Ukemakinmecrazy
10-12-2016, 09:51 AM
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Not perfect, bot not too bad for my first try.

Timbuck
10-12-2016, 11:07 AM
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looked at a bunch of clipart for inspiration then sketched my own turtle shape. Not bad eh?

Is there generally a bias here against bridges shaped like animals or whatever? Just curious.

No bias at all ! i love the tutle shape;)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/turtle%20bridge_zpsgtixypwu.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/turtle%20bridge_zpsgtixypwu.jpg.html)

Ukemakinmecrazy
10-12-2016, 11:39 AM
Saw this one when I was deciding. It was a big part of my inspiration. looks great.