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Beau Hannam Ukuleles
03-24-2018, 06:44 AM
This is a uke i built in 1 day for my step daughter.
The body is all spruce
Neck is a 4x4 doug fir from Homedepo!
FB is walnut
Bridge is tassy blackwood
Here is a facebook build thread
https://www.facebook.com/BeauHannamGuitarsandUkuleles/media_set?set=a.1648388991916474.1073741914.100002 361680367&type=3&pnref=story

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Beau Hannam Ukuleles
03-24-2018, 06:49 AM
Doug fir 4x4.
Staining the spruce.
Simple finish they i had on the shelf.- i ended up shellacking the body.
Hot hide glue for bridge with finger pressure for 5 mins! (normally, i clamp for a few hours at least, usually overnight)...but this was a quick build.
Headstock with burl.
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Beau Hannam Ukuleles
03-24-2018, 06:53 AM
I made up this neck joint (and the body shape) as i went along- no time to plan.
It's a bit like a Weissenborn neck joint

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Jim Hanks
03-24-2018, 07:54 AM
Looks like a Martin Backpacker. With a few refinements (or not), I bet you could sell the heck out of that. How's it sound?

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
03-24-2018, 12:09 PM
Pretty good! a bit boxy, but to be expected with that body shape

Uke Don
03-24-2018, 03:21 PM
Nice - even has a sound port. Like those Two Cherries chisels, too!

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
03-25-2018, 06:29 AM
if i did this again, id do a 12 fret to body which would put the bridge in a better position.

Jim Hanks
03-25-2018, 09:21 AM
if i did this again, id do a 12 fret to body which would put the bridge in a better position.
And even better as a "traveler". "If"? Yeah, as if. ;-)

Graham Greenbag
03-25-2018, 11:51 AM
if i did this again, id do a 12 fret to body which would put the bridge in a better position.

I hope that some one sees it and asks you to build another, it looks good and a few more builds would give you chance to hone your design.

Your step-daughter is fortunate to have someone like you as a step-father, and it’s nice that you involved her in the build too; practical hand skills are a wonderful gift to pass onto the next generation.

Nickie
03-25-2018, 04:27 PM
Wow, I've never heard of an ukulele built in one day!
I bet you could sell some of those if you built more.

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
03-25-2018, 05:05 PM
Wow, I've never heard of an ukulele built in one day!
I bet you could sell some of those if you built more.

Perhaps- but i find no joy in large volume, low craft work.