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Dusepo
11-03-2017, 10:20 AM
I have been commissioned to build a ukulele with a Nepali theme made from oak and mahogany. It'll have a Spanish heel construction.

https://i.imgur.com/sSt2mnE.jpg
The oak that will form the neck and Spanish heel.

https://i.imgur.com/Wx5wXG4.jpg
Strips of mahogany and oak that will form the back.

https://i.imgur.com/sl9tk7H.jpg
The neck glued up and rough cut before carving, next to the back.

Dusepo
11-03-2017, 10:24 AM
https://i.imgur.com/YA3gadu.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/0i4Kh9E.jpg
The neck after carving, next to the two pieces of mahogany that will form the sides.

Dusepo
11-03-2017, 10:27 AM
https://i.imgur.com/IXtosny.jpg
Soundboard of spruce before jointing. The body shape is based on a Canary Island Timple.

https://i.imgur.com/JJjT5ev.jpg
Soundboard after jointing.

https://i.imgur.com/00kvh9Q.jpg
Soundhole rosette pyrography based on the Nepali flag.

Peace Train
11-03-2017, 12:05 PM
I like how it's coming together. The body shape and rosette are really going to set that uke apart. Very cool!

Dusepo
11-05-2017, 08:28 AM
https://i.imgur.com/sYHVdvk.jpg
Shaping the braces. I used a simplified version of the Torres fan bracing used for classical guitars.

https://i.imgur.com/tlhmBPz.jpg
Soundboard, neck with slots for sides cut, sides and headstock veneer.

https://i.imgur.com/4I4wWsy.jpg
Sides after bending.

Dusepo
11-07-2017, 12:40 PM
https://i.imgur.com/2jJdVXT.jpg
Sides are on, soundboard flush.

sequoia
11-07-2017, 05:36 PM
Coming along... I like the symbols around the soundhole. Very cool....

Dusepo
11-07-2017, 11:22 PM
Coming along... I like the symbols around the soundhole. Very cool....

They are based on the Nepali flag: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Nepal

Dusepo
11-09-2017, 08:41 AM
https://i.imgur.com/SHxkE3p.jpg
Back is on.