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BluesPreacher
02-20-2017, 04:45 AM
So, I recently joined up with my local uke club--the Quad Cities Ukulele Club in Moline, IL (I live a ways away, but it's worth the trip)--and went to last Saturday's meeting/session. The second one I've been to. Like I told them the first time, any more fun, it'd be illegal!

Any-hoozle, I have just finished building my first homemade uke. Body: cookie tin. Neck: piece of 1x2 poplar. Frets: bobby pins. Strings: Aquila nylgut tenor. I took it for its maiden voyage during the session, and doggone if it didn't fit in just fine! I decided to use a light pick, because it's not very loud.

My next build I'll fix some problems, like drilling the holes for the tuning keys properly, and so on. But it was a lot of fun to build, and it plays pretty decent!

Bill Sheehan
02-20-2017, 05:03 AM
That's awesome, Preacher! Would love to see a photo of this one! Congratulations!

BluesPreacher
02-20-2017, 05:08 AM
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Thanks, Bill. Here ya go.

Croaky Keith
02-20-2017, 05:21 AM
Very nice. :)

Rllink
02-20-2017, 05:45 AM
I like it.

Kayak Jim
02-20-2017, 06:11 AM
Very cool. I guess with the lid on the back you can continue to keep cookies in it. :rolleyes:

OhioBelle
02-20-2017, 06:19 AM
That's just great! thank you for sharing!

BluesPreacher
02-20-2017, 06:29 AM
Very cool. I guess with the lid on the back you can continue to keep cookies in it. :rolleyes:

Yup. Snacks to share. :)

OhioBelle
02-20-2017, 08:48 AM
Yup. Snacks to share. :)

Guaranteed to make you the most popular guy at your uke club!

EDW
02-20-2017, 09:51 AM
Guaranteed to make you the most popular guy at your uke club!

Unless somebody has the Hootchulele, made by Joel Eckhaus of Earnest instrument98001

http://www.earnestinstruments.com/ukuleles/

bunnyf
02-20-2017, 07:11 PM
So resourceful! Very clever. Very cool. We can get caught up in having the best instrument. It's nice to see someone just having fun and making music.

Camsuke
02-20-2017, 07:38 PM
Congratulations BluesPreacher, what a cool uke.