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mineymole
08-15-2018, 04:02 PM
Ukulele building workshops - recommendations?

saltytri
08-15-2018, 04:55 PM
Treat yourself to a trip to Hawaii. :). Google Hana Lima 'Ia and Mike Chock.

mineymole
08-15-2018, 05:15 PM
Treat yourself to a trip to Hawaii. :). Google Hana Lima 'Ia and Mike Chock. Your ukes are absolutely stunning. Love your website.

Laidback1
08-15-2018, 11:23 PM
Ukulele building workshops - recommendations?

Robbie O’Brien. He has a companion online course that uses the same process so you have it to review whenever you want. Build it from scratch (not a kit) in 6 days including applying French polished shellac finish.

kkimura
08-16-2018, 12:51 AM
Ukulele building workshops - recommendations?

Whetstone Lutherie in Vermont has a ukulele building class; http://whetstoneschooloflutherie.com/tenor-ukulele/

mikeyb2
08-16-2018, 02:05 AM
if a trip to the UK isn't out of the question, try and pm Pete Howlett(Snowdonia, Wales) on this forum.

Pete Howlett
08-16-2018, 12:50 PM
My workshops will soon be on-line. I think I may be one fo the few 'ukulele-only-builders' outside of North America and the Pacific Islands offering workshops. They are very structured tho and don't offer the broad range that others offer. So not for everyone and certainly NOT an introduction into 'luthiery'! Here is one student report...


https://www.facebook.com/no1petehowlett/videos/10156227137721031/

mineymole
08-17-2018, 05:46 PM
My workshops will soon be on-line. I think I may be one fo the few 'ukulele-only-builders' outside of North America and the Pacific Islands offering workshops. They are very structured tho and don't offer the broad range that others offer. So not for everyone and certainly NOT an introduction into 'luthiery'! Here is one student report...


https://www.facebook.com/no1petehowlett/videos/10156227137721031/

Thank you so much for sharing this! I have considered an online course but believe that hands on instruction is invaluable. Is there a mailing list I should get on when your courses are available? Also at some point a trip across the Atlantic might be just grand.

mineymole
08-29-2018, 04:03 PM
I purchased the course available from Robbie O’Brien with Heidi Litke teaching online.

One thing the course does not cover is the creation of the various jigs needed. Any ideas where I can find these?

Thank you.

Laidback1
08-29-2018, 04:48 PM
Plenty of YouTube videos on various jigs and a good book to get is:
Acoustic Guitar Making: How to Make Tools, Templates and Jigs written by Bryan Forbes

mineymole
08-29-2018, 05:02 PM
Thank you very much! The journey begins.