Recent content by Gary Gill

  1. Gary Gill

    FS: Gary Gill Tenor Resonator #62

    I stopped building ukuleles in the summer of 2016 due to arthritis problems. For the last few months I have developed more finger problems and have quit playing. As such, I am offering this Gary Gill Tenor Resonator #62 for sale with a Crossrock case. The body is mahogany. The neck is mahogany...
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    Gary Gill Standard Shape Tenor Resonator

    FS:Gary Gill Standard Shape Tenor Resonator Withdrawn, thank you.
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    Solid body tenor ukulele

    Withdrawn This ukulele has been withdrawn.
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    Is there a tool, jig, or fixture you need but isn't available for sale?

    This is more along the lines I have in mind. I could not find a ball-end hex driver with enough shaft length to allow me to fasten the neck to the body on a ukulele without a typical sound hole. Such as f-holes or a resonator. I used a 16" long screw driver. I annealed the business end before...
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    Is there a tool, jig, or fixture you need but isn't available for sale?

    As I wind down my ukulele building adventures, I am looking to develop a product that I can make using metal working equipment. I am not looking to re-design and build something that StewMac, LMI, or others currently offer. Is there a tool, jig, or fixture you need but isn't available for...
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    What's happening in your shed?

    My first using Indian Laurel from LMI.
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    The thrill is gone - Gary Gill Ukuleles

    I have a turned a great hobby of building ukuleles into a regular job. Thanks to the great effort of Mim's Ukes, my ukuleles have gained popularity beyond my expectations. Working from home in a two car garage has its limitations. Maintaining reasonable temperature and humidity is a constant...
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    What's happening in your shed?

    Just acquired this Southbend Heavy 10. This old lathe is in good condition.
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    My version of the Doolin style bender

    This is my take on the Doolin style bender. My reasoning for making this style is the sides can be cut to exact length and indexed at the tail end. I bought a heat blanket and controller from LMI and it works great. Thus far, I have bent six sets of sides, linings, and binding strips. The...
  10. Gary Gill

    Just want to say thank you for sharing here.

    I have learned much here and will continue to do so. Many thanks to Chuck, Beau, Pete, Allen, Timbuck and so many others who have shared their knowledge and experience. You have set a goal of excellence and quality that I dream of achieving. And I certainly appreciate the forum and the...
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    Need suggestions how to repair binding channel tearout, please

    I completed the binding and repaired the tear out with slivers. The result didn't meet my level of quality. I decided to go no further on this instrument. Lesson learned and time to move on. Thanks for all the suggestions. Maybe there is something creative I can do with the halves.
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    Need suggestions how to repair binding channel tearout, please

    Crisis or opportunity? I was climb cutting with the router and tore out the grain. The body is primavera and the binding will be walnut. I looked for the pieces, but haven't found them yet. What might you suggest to repair or disguise this problem? Thanks
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    This is how I profile ukulele sides and then bend them.

    These videos show how I profile ukulele sides and then bend them with something similar to a Doolin style bender and a household iron. It is time I switched to a heating blanket method. Please watch and offer positive feedback. Thanks Side profiling Bending Update: I made a new side bender...
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    My first pear shape tenor resophonic ukulele

    I wanted my own resophonic and made this to cure my UAS. This is PT-33, an experiment with a side sound port. It seems to be worthwhile. The materials are walnut and primavera. I bought the cone and cover from Uke Republic. I plan to bring it to UWC and let others play it to provide me with...
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    Seeking advice on resonator body construction

    After having read nearly every thread here on resonator ukuleles, I am read to begin to build one of my pear shape tenors and add a resonator. 1) Would it beneficial to laminate the back with three pieces crossing the grain using the radius dish in the process? 2) Should the sides be stiffened...