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mm stan
03-17-2017, 12:11 AM
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greenscoe
03-17-2017, 12:52 AM
Great video: not many tools are needed to make an instrument, but few of us could (or would want to) do it as shown here.

Next time someone asks how to make kerfing or how to resaw timber for a soundboard, I'll think of this video.

orangeena
03-17-2017, 02:37 AM
Maybe this is the new "2x4 Challenge". Build a uke only using a dirty great machete and a rusty saw.

ksquine
03-17-2017, 07:18 AM
How many fingers did that guy have left??

RPA_Ukuleles
03-17-2017, 08:33 AM
My takeaway from this is that the tools you use influence your productivity, and perhaps your quality.

But in reality, what tools are "required" to build instruments... very few indeed.

Rrgramps
03-17-2017, 01:28 PM
It's a ten-string viola caipira. He could wield his machete with surprising accuracy. In the first part of the video, his machete bagged a chicken for his motor-cycling customer. Then he wiped it off (or not) and proceeded to carve out a body profile. Later, the chicken-chopping blade flush-trimmed the top, even with the body; slick as a router. I'm ashamed to call myself a woodworker.

sequoia
03-18-2017, 05:46 PM
What a great video. I too found myself wincing when he was using the machete. No safety glasses neither. These people grow up with machetes. They know how to use them. Pretty nice sounding instrument too... I still don't get what was up with the digging up of the tree and taking away the roots.

tobinsuke
03-20-2017, 04:12 AM
This reminds me of another video that made the rounds once or twice a few years ago that showed a guy using a very large chisel to accomplish what this guy gets done with his machete. Anyone remember that one?

Titchtheclown
03-20-2017, 10:52 AM
.. I still don't get what was up with the digging up of the tree and taking away the roots.

Cassava by the look of it. It originally comes from Brazil.

tobinsuke
03-20-2017, 11:20 AM
Cassava by the look of it. It originally comes from Brazil.

Mmmmmmmm... tapioca pudding.