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ricdoug
01-21-2014, 09:43 AM
Filmed by Ford Motor Company in 1917:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxapCiRm278

uke552
01-21-2014, 10:23 AM
Very cool-thanks for posting. Wish I could turn out a uke in 3:23!

rem50
01-21-2014, 10:32 AM
loved the "string clamp"!

kohanmike
01-21-2014, 11:52 AM
That's great.

PhilUSAFRet
01-21-2014, 02:36 PM
Someone sent it to me yesterday, but I didn't post it. Glad you did. Cool video

Captain America
01-22-2014, 06:13 AM
Two thumbs up! Absolutely fantastic.

Barbablanca
01-22-2014, 07:51 AM
Was that some kind of mold he starts off with? At first I thought it was attached to the neck. At what point did he remove it? Before adding the top and after the back had dried, I am guessing. Great to see footage of Senyor Nunes too!

Five Ways
01-22-2014, 08:54 AM
That really was good old stuff, enjoyed it thanks for posting.

librainian
01-22-2014, 02:15 PM
Was that some kind of mold he starts off with? At first I thought it was attached to the neck. At what point did he remove it? Before adding the top and after the back had dried, I am guessing. Great to see footage of Senyor Nunes too!

Yeah definitely a jig that is used to clamp first the sides, the bindings and the back. It looked like there might be two pieces, then once the sides and back are glued and clamped, the internal portion of the jig is removed the top is then glued and clamped with an external wooden caul. They seemed to skip over the neck attachment unfortunately. Still a fascinating video. That enormous chisel he was using to trim the top and back flush looked scary. A steady hand would be required!