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tattwo
05-28-2010, 07:10 AM
My first build with my bro. Bluesuke.........thanks for your help Steve 131591316013161

fahrner
05-28-2010, 07:17 AM
Hey. That top looks familiar.
It looks great, especially the rosette. Very cool.

tattwo
05-28-2010, 07:32 AM
Hey. That top looks familiar.
It looks great, especially the rosette. Very cool. Thanks,...... It came out of the same wood as his. I'm hoping it comes out better than his ;)

Steve vanPelt
05-28-2010, 08:20 AM
I love that set of myrtle, and you guys got 2 'ukes out of it. How cool is that. Looks like it's coming along nicely. Keep the pics coming!

tattwo
06-20-2010, 06:34 PM
Latest progress 138441527415275

fahrner
06-20-2010, 07:16 PM
Looks like good progress. Nice fit on that Spanish heel.
Two questions;
You glued the neck before you finished carving it or am I not seeing the picture right?
Also, no liners? How thick did you make the sides?

tattwo
06-21-2010, 06:43 AM
Yes...I glued the neck the heel is all carved. I will finish the neck after the fretboard is attached. The sides are 3/32 I will glue the kerflings in next.

camface
06-21-2010, 08:10 AM
The kerfings are really only there to keep the top on if you are doing bindings. At least, that's how I understand it.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
06-21-2010, 08:41 AM
Most ukulele sides are closer to .070" - .080" than 3/32" (.0938") in thickness. After sanding the sides you are closer to .060" or even thinner. It's asking an awful lot to expect any glue to keep a top on a surface that is a scarce 1/16" wide. Some support is necessary. Bent linings are traditionally use on ukes that are either bound or unbound. Kerfings are used when purflings are added to the top surface. Purflings and kerfings are usually added before the tops and backs are glued on and are sanded flush to the sides. (Can't imagine how you'd do it otherwise.) Either way, you've got to have some additional support there!

fahrner
06-21-2010, 08:44 AM
The liners are there to improve or assist the structural integrity of the joint between the sides, top and bottom. They are sometimes (typically) kerf cut to facilitate conforming to the bend of the sides. Linings are almost mandatory if there is going to be a binding because of the thin-ness of the sides.
With no bindings, liners can be eliminated but not typically. The trade off would be the thickness of the sides.


Edit; Chuck, assuming we started at the same time, you must type 3 minutes faster than I do. :~)

tattwo
06-29-2010, 05:52 AM
Well..... its not perfect but I'm pleased so far. Remember it's my first 1406414065 ;)

dustartist
06-29-2010, 08:49 AM
Looking good so far. Is that myrtle??

ksquine
06-29-2010, 08:59 AM
Looks nice. I like how you matched your sleeve with the rosette inlay for the photo.:p

tattwo
06-29-2010, 09:03 AM
Yes it is Myrtle

tattwo
06-29-2010, 09:06 AM
Looks nice. I like how you matched your sleeve with the rosette inlay for the photo.:p

What can I say I love color :D

fahrner
06-29-2010, 09:31 AM
Your uke is lookin' pretty darn good.
Did you run short of fret wire or just not finished?
Was going to comment on the very colorful shirt as well... cool. Or is it a tattoo?

tattwo
06-29-2010, 09:50 AM
Your uke is lookin' pretty darn good.
Did you run short of fret wire or just not finished?
Was going to comment on the very colorful shirt as well... cool. Or is it a tattoo?

I used brad nails to locate the fret board. I still need to install the wire in thoses spots....they are tattoos full sleeves

tattwo
08-10-2010, 04:53 AM
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ksquine
08-10-2010, 08:48 AM
wow....I thought that was nice wood before. Amazing how finish can really bring out the grain

lisaxy424
08-11-2010, 02:45 AM
It's beautiful! I can't wait to hear what it sounds like! :)

Lexxy
08-11-2010, 04:05 AM
Wow. That really does bring out the wood 'veins'. :D

Vic D
08-11-2010, 05:49 AM
Love the myrtle, great looking first build. Locating the fret board with brads is the way to go imo. I'm gonna have to pick up some myrtle in the near future, nice chatoyancy.

tattwo
08-16-2010, 05:00 AM
One step closer. I hope to string it at the end of the week. Im waiting on my tuners
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tattwo
08-22-2010, 08:02 AM
Finished and all I can think about is starting another :D

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Ukulele Friend
08-22-2010, 01:45 PM
Aloha Tattwo,

That is one nice lookin' uke! I love the shades of coloring and the character in the myrtle and things look like the build went well. Nice stuff and thanks for sharing the experience with us all.

great job!
Shawn

http://ukulelefriend.com




Well..... its not perfect but I'm pleased so far. Remember it's my first 1406414065 ;)

lisaxy424
08-23-2010, 06:26 PM
That is gorgeous! I love when you can actually see the "sparkles" of the wood! I love that thick grain too, especially down the back! You know, it would make a great first video doing a sound test of this guy...huh, huh? :) Great job Terry, can't wait to see the next one! (and next one, and next one...) :)

cletus
08-23-2010, 06:41 PM
Absolutely elegant! Looking forward to seeing some more ukes from you.

Steve vanPelt
08-23-2010, 08:00 PM
What a beauty! Great looking myrtle, and I like the shape. And that heel cap rocks! Can't wait to see the next one.

UkeforJC
09-05-2010, 04:39 PM
Hi! Tattwo, it is a very nice build. Would you mind sharing how did you do the grain filling and apply the finish?
What are the products did you use?
Thank you so much for sharing.

TCK
09-05-2010, 08:09 PM
What a great looking Uke! Job well done

mm stan
09-05-2010, 09:41 PM
Aloha Tattwo,
Beautiful ukulele, thanks for sharing the pic's and the building process, I like
the thick rosette...really stands out and the murtle....cool!! MM Stan..