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SpaceForRent
03-29-2019, 04:43 AM
My new tenor came with strap buttons installed, but I didn't have a strap. So I decided to make one. I just installed Worth Browns, so I chose a primary color to match those. Based on the pattern I chose, I thought the contrasting color looked a bit like waves so I went with blue.

I hadn't done this pattern before, and it came out much thicker and stiffer than I expected (insert juvenile jokes here :p), but I'm very happy with the result. It's adjustable by tweaking a knot or two. I made the dangly Celtic buttons just because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the ends and it left some extra cord to work with if needed down the road. I kinda like it as-is though. The main weave is a "raptor tail sennet", for anyone who's curious.

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rainbow21
03-29-2019, 06:21 AM
That's really cool looking. You can use it with pride!

Swamp Yankee
03-29-2019, 06:45 AM
Very cool! I'm struggling now with teaching myself Native American finger weaving to make a strap from hemp twine. It ain't easy! Maybe if I had Native American fingers...:rolleyes:

Rllink
03-29-2019, 07:13 AM
I like it.

Down Up Dick
03-29-2019, 07:14 AM
REI has some good lookin’ Paracord. I made a strap for a small banjolele and one for a small, travel banjo.

It’s easy to use, works well and looks pretty good. It fits in a hard case well too. :old:

Kenn2018
03-29-2019, 07:23 AM
Very classy looking and I imagine comfortable. Do the knotted ends hit the body of the uke if you are playing standing?

Lacole
03-29-2019, 07:24 AM
Nothing better than a strap made to order and beautiful too. Nice job!

SpaceForRent
03-29-2019, 07:26 AM
It fits in a hard case well too. :old:

Yeah, this one may not fit in the case very well. I have enough cord left, maybe I'll make a second, simpler strap for travel. Something more supple and less bulky. This one can be my "studio strap".

SpaceForRent
03-29-2019, 07:30 AM
Do the knotted ends hit the body of the uke if you are playing standing?

They do not.
(They do knot? ;))

SpaceForRent
03-29-2019, 07:31 AM
Very cool! I'm struggling now with teaching myself Native American finger weaving to make a strap from hemp twine. It ain't easy! Maybe if I had Native American fingers...:rolleyes:

I can't wait to see the results. Are you worried about the hemp twine being scratchy on your neck?

Down Up Dick
03-29-2019, 08:45 AM
It’s easy to make a shoulder “pad” with an old piece of (American) belt too, and it will still fit in the hard case. :old:

Swamp Yankee
03-29-2019, 10:15 AM
Are you worried about the hemp twine being scratchy on your neck?

Yes. :D

I might abandon the project and start over with dyed cotton yarn or twine... something softer.

I had made another false start using simple cotton kitchen twine which was soft, but it's difficult to keep track of alternating warps when both are the same color.

Jerryc41
03-30-2019, 02:07 AM
Very nice! Those knots take some skill.

Swamp Yankee
03-31-2019, 06:11 AM
I can't wait to see the results. Are you worried about the hemp twine being scratchy on your neck?

I started a new thread (https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?138516-project-weaving-a-uke-strap&p=2140103#post2140103) to follow the project.

Jerryc41
03-31-2019, 06:23 AM
I started a new thread (https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?138516-project-weaving-a-uke-strap&p=2140103#post2140103) to follow the project.

That's beyond my enthusiasm level. :D