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mrhandy
06-01-2011, 06:54 AM
Hi all, I guess I should introduce myself. I am a furniture maker and I have always been interested in making stringed instruments. I don't currently play but I have taken Piano and Guitar lessions in the past, it just never stuck.

I just finished up my first Ukulele build. Cherry and purpleheart from scratch, basically followed the Waverly Street plans. Let me know what you think.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk294/handyandy3459/IMAG0084.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk294/handyandy3459/IMAG0083.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk294/handyandy3459/IMAG0082.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk294/handyandy3459/IMAG0080.jpg

let me know If you want to see some of my furnitore. I doubt it's allowed for me to spam the forum and post up my web address.

JoeUke
06-01-2011, 07:01 AM
very nice. i wish i had talent to build one. what is your website?

mrhandy
06-01-2011, 07:45 AM
Gibsonwoodworking.com
Thanks for asking :)

fitncrafty
06-01-2011, 07:49 AM
The uke is beautiful. How does it sound? Also, welcome to the forums...

mrhandy
06-01-2011, 07:58 AM
The uke is beautiful. How does it sound? Also, welcome to the forums...

I think it sounds quite nice. I don't have much experience but my sister has a $20 uke and in comparison it has a bit brighter and a much cleaner tone. The volume is also about the same, maybe a bit louder the the cheep one. And the sustain? is better as well. I guess that means it it was a success.

mm stan
06-01-2011, 09:28 AM
Aloha Mrhandy,
Welcme to the UU and our forums and thank you for sharing on your ukulele build...it is very nice...I know of another member who is also a great furniture maker too....small world eh..MM Stan

Vic D
06-01-2011, 10:57 AM
I like it a lot! Lovin' the rounded shapes and the woods contrast very nicely. I've got some purpleheart that's about to make its way into a couple of ukes, how easy or hard is it to bend?

mrhandy
06-01-2011, 12:39 PM
how easy or hard is it to bend?

I'm not sure, I don't have anything to compare it to. Seemed to bend well enough, I did have one piece that started to want to split but that was my fault for leaving a spot with saw marks...

aMawds
06-01-2011, 06:09 PM
Looks great! Headstock looks a bit big compared to the body, but that doesn't make it wrong since it's a form of art, just different than most others.