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Titchtheclown
07-18-2017, 11:05 PM
The traditionalists should avert their eyes now.
Just a crazy idea sparked by seeing a band sawn bowl instructable and thinking about how I could make a ukulele like that.
https://youtu.be/Hb_FYvJHT6k
Pinus radiata body etc
Forrest red decking fretboard
Abalone fret markers

Andyk
07-19-2017, 12:13 AM
That's great. And if you mess up the build you can still salvage a nice bowl out of it...

Booli
07-19-2017, 03:12 AM
I like the sound and looks of that uke!

Very innovative construction method too. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Vespa Bob
07-19-2017, 05:10 AM
Very clever, I'll have to try that some day!

Bob

photoshooter
07-19-2017, 05:13 AM
I like your thinking and kudos on the final result. Looks like it was a fun project.

Timbuck
07-19-2017, 12:43 PM
Titch..Einstein once said "Imagination is greater than knowledge ".. it appears that you have this gift..or is it a curse. ;)

sequoia
07-19-2017, 05:52 PM
I like it. You always do think out of the box Titch. Literally. Always makes me feel a bit conventional like the old fogy who I am.

Titchtheclown
08-06-2017, 12:46 PM
For those who want more details
https://www.instructables.com/id/Band-Sawn-Bowl-Ukulele/

Booli
08-06-2017, 02:00 PM
Thanks for sharing your build instructions/log.

I have learned some nice things and enjoy seeing how things are made, even if I am not a builder myself.

Titchtheclown
11-14-2017, 11:16 AM
If you start with two different but equal sized bits of wood you can get two stripy ones.
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This one is a mix of pine and meranti. The second one will be a mix of meranti and pine. I also staggered the cuts to taper the shape a bit.

frianm
11-15-2017, 04:29 AM
I live part of the year in Peru and we have an Andean instrument that is Ukulele size with ten strings - the charango. It is usually made with a bowl back. Some even use armadillo shells but they are hard to come by so wood is used by most. Some have called it the super ukulele!
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Great build by the way - thanks for sharing.