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Pete Howlett
08-20-2008, 11:52 AM
Didn't really know that this forum existed until I did a vanity search!!! If you really want to see my work you may wish to visit my youtube presence where there are loads of building and info tips. it's here or thereabouts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8f_EmY-7Po&feature=user. Some of what I do can be found at http://uklectic.com.

In case you don't want to visit, how about this for an idea...
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/ukulele_pete/RepublicResolele.jpg

or maybe you fancy this:

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/ukulele_pete/10Complete.jpg

Kanaka916
08-20-2008, 12:03 PM
Hi Pete, welcome to UU! Your name has been mentioned in a number of threads.

Futch
08-20-2008, 12:03 PM
Hi there Pete and welcome.

Ukulele Dude
08-20-2008, 12:07 PM
Hi Pete, welcome to UU. It's always great to add a respected luthier to the community. Please stop by often.

I've seen pics and videos of some of your instruments and I'm impressed. I think that resonator with the star sound hole is awesome. Nice work!

NotoriousMOK
08-20-2008, 12:15 PM
Hey Pete! Welcome aboard! I've seen your YT videos and learned quite a bit from them -- its great to see you around here -- have fun!

drubin
08-20-2008, 03:18 PM
Welcome to UU, Pete! I too have learned much from your posts on some of the other uke forums and I'm glad to see you here. I hope I'll get a chance to test drive one of your gorgeous Resoleles someday! :music::love:

lovemissheather
08-20-2008, 04:08 PM
I'm impressed. I think that resonator with the star sound hole is awesome. Nice work!

Ditto!

Welcome, Pete!! :D

UkeNinja
08-20-2008, 04:10 PM
Welcome! Or should I say:worship:
I like the simple style of your work a lot, nice and clean.

Eagerly awaiting the big Japan tour and the announcement of the "Tokyo soprano"...

Dominator
08-20-2008, 04:24 PM
Welcome to UU Pete.

Folks, I've known Pete for a while now and not only is he a great luthier but he's also a great guy. I'm currently building a spruce top tenor from materials Pete sent me a couple of years ago. I was building an uke and made a few cosmetic mistakes and Pete tried to convince me to scrap the project and stomp on it and smash sometime after a bad day in the shop. He sent me, free of charge, from the UK some of the best walnut I've seen and an excellent piece of spruce for the top. I'm about half way completed with construction. Will post a pic after the camera charges up.

h-drix
08-20-2008, 04:57 PM
hi pete :wave:

i love the look of your ukes, i hope to purchase one some day...then again i need to buy a lot of ukes someday =(

david98116
08-20-2008, 05:13 PM
Welcome Pete!! I am a fan of your Youtube videos and am very happy to see you around here. Might be in the market for some supplies soon. lol

Bassukuguy
08-20-2008, 10:32 PM
Welcome to our little community here Pete! its nice to have someone here who can give the amature luthier's guidence and another voice of reason in the other respects of this forum. :Hands Pete a fruit basket: And here is your complimentry Fruit Basket*!


*Fruit basket may take 8-10 weeks for delivery, and might not exist at all.


*YAY IM A SENIOR MEMBER NOW!* sorry had to edit that in...

polynesianpop
08-21-2008, 06:28 AM
Aloha Pete and Welcome to UU! I've been a subscriber of your videos for sometime now. Good to see you on the boards here.

wearymicrobe
08-21-2008, 06:30 AM
Got to say it, our build videos have been such a help to me.

I will have a ukelectric someday soon, just nee to set aside some time to order one.

Dominator
08-21-2008, 07:02 AM
Here are a couple of pics of the tenor I'm building from the woods Pete sent me. I didn't wet the wood to highlight the grain but the sides and back both have diagonal rays that are going to look awesome once the finish is applied.

UKISOCIETY
08-21-2008, 08:27 AM
Welcome to UU Pete.

Folks, I've known Pete for a while now and not only is he a great luthier but he's also a great guy. I'm currently building a spruce top tenor from materials Pete sent me a couple of years ago. I was building an uke and made a few cosmetic mistakes and Pete tried to convince me to scrap the project and stomp on it and smash sometime after a bad day in the shop. He sent me, free of charge, from the UK some of the best walnut I've seen and an excellent piece of spruce for the top. I'm about half way completed with construction. Will post a pic after the camera charges up.

Sounds great, Dom! I'll send you my mailing address so you 'll know where to send it when you're finished ;)

I only wish I was kidding....:rolleyes:

4strings707
08-21-2008, 09:19 AM
before reading this post, i spent an hour and a half watching him build from a kit. i was late for school but was well worth it. i had no idea on how its done and i went thru about every vid. your work is awesome and inspired me to try building. Welcome to the underground.

Pete Howlett
08-21-2008, 11:16 AM
Thanks folks for your warm welcome - lots of building stuff to come. Any way we can load video into threads?

FrankNoCal
08-21-2008, 01:17 PM
before reading this post, i spent an hour and a half watching him build from a kit. i was late for school but was well worth it. i had no idea on how its done and i went thru about every vid. your work is awesome and inspired me to try building. Welcome to the underground.

I'm interested in building a uke also and we live pretty close to eachother (I'm in Martinez). If you find any info, forward it to me, and I'll do the smae. Also, if you want to start a project or something, maybe we can work together. I have no idea where to start. Mike DaSilva might be a good resource.

Pete Howlett
08-21-2008, 01:48 PM
You guys buy two kits from me I give you a 10% discount!

SamIAm
08-21-2008, 02:10 PM
now there is a sweet deal 10% off. cant go wrong there

im a sr. member now as well! WOOT

ricdoug
08-21-2008, 07:32 PM
Welcome to the Ukulele Underground, Pete! This forum has been an invaluable resource for networking with local musicians. I've read and conversed with Pete on other forums and he shares a great wealth of knowledge. Ric

HumbleSounds
08-21-2008, 10:00 PM
Welcome Pete, I am a recent subscriber to your youtube vids, and am glad that your here at the UU.

Question for yah: What would you say to someone who is considering there first build?

Pete Howlett
08-21-2008, 10:21 PM
It's really important if you intend to build from any kit that you have a table to work on, a few specialist tools (see my video), patience and hand eye co-ordination.

Sayyadina
08-21-2008, 10:24 PM
Welcome to the UU Pete. I've watched most of your videos on uke building and just recently started building my first uke from a cheap kit, just to see if I like it. I have to say I do like it very much. After I get a little bit more experienced I will definitely order one of your kits.

ichadwick
08-22-2008, 03:44 AM
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/ukulele_pete/RepublicResolele.jpg

Aww, damn, just when I thought my UAS had gone into remission... suddenly my own Republic looks pale in comparison.

Hear that sound? That's the constant drip of drool plopping on my keyboard.

Very nice; very nice indeed. And of course, welcome.

tripl3thr33
08-22-2008, 10:52 AM
welcome pete, i was just looking at some of your ukes and kits the other day and it's sort of like a tease... i really want to buy some but really shouldn't haha ^^;