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lincs lad
06-15-2014, 08:56 PM
Morning all from the uk i fancy having a go at making a tin can uke but dont know where to start where can i get the parts from to make it can anyone point me in the right direction please many thanks :)

Sven
06-15-2014, 09:37 PM
Give Rob Collins at tinguitar.com a shout. He's great.

Titchtheclown
06-15-2014, 11:00 PM
Cigar box nation and instructables are two good places to look. Dan Hubert's pages
http://www.cigarboxnation.com
http://www.instructables.com/howto/ukulele/
http://circuitsandstrings.wordpress.com

DanielHulbert
06-17-2014, 06:07 AM
A lot of people have had success with my "Altoids Ukulele" plans. You could use any kind of tin.

http://circuitsandstrings.wordpress.com/free-plans/

CB Gitty is a great source for basic parts.

http://www.cbgitty.com/

aaronckeim
06-18-2014, 05:02 AM
I have done these two different ways with success. #1- Cut a hole in the top of a crappy, heavily built uke and place a can in it on small wooden blocks so it is raised off the back. Add banjo style bridge and tailpiece and go to town. #2- Take a larger can and shove a neck with a dowel stick through it. Proceed from there. I think there are old threads on this topic here on the forum. Attached are two videos.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73pIly3tgiI

aaronckeim
06-18-2014, 05:03 AM
the second one


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRkxyEtd5Yc

pondweed
06-18-2014, 06:14 AM
wow - that second one is fabulous sounding. That's an excuse for buying a cheap ukulele - couldn't do that to one of my Dolphins!

Is it just wedged into the hole as well as held by the string pressure, or must the can have its sides free?