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    I guess the value is where you find it. Per...

    I guess the value is where you find it. Per dictionary.com, value means to give value for value received. For me the answer is simple, $55 for something that meets my needs vs $1,500 for something...
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    Lovely ukes but way out of my price range.

    Lovely ukes but way out of my price range.
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    This one was just laying loosely in the 2 ply box...

    This one was just laying loosely in the 2 ply box that came from the factory. The uke was wrapped in a Tyvek sleeve and that was it. There were 2 holes in the box one that was open big enough to see...
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    I went to their website but there is little info...

    I went to their website but there is little info there. But both are similar enough to be made in the same place. All I know is the price tag made the purchase a great deal. I'm happy and loving how...
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    Kmise banjolele

    I purchased a Kmise banjolele on eBay for $55 and was shocked when it arrived. First I was shocked by the cheap cardboard uke box it was sent in that was both crushed and punctured. Then How poorly...
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    What strings / tuning do you intend to use? Nice...

    What strings / tuning do you intend to use? Nice build idea BTW :)
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    I built a semi hollow cherry lap steel that I...

    I built a semi hollow cherry lap steel that I donated to the music therapy program at my VA hospital and it was much appreciated.

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    If it plays ok I am sure it would be very welcomed and...
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    Thank you all for the kindness, interest, and...

    Thank you all for the kindness, interest, and assistance. The concert is my daughter's and the soprano goes in my extensive collection of string sound making oddities LOL!!! I'm a wood carver the...
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    John, Thanks and yes I am pretty happy with...

    John,

    Thanks and yes I am pretty happy with the outcome.

    captain-janeway,

    I just expanded the pictures in my last post. Hope you can see them better now. Thank you not bad for a crippled up...
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    Here they are all done and stuff LOL The soprano...

    Here they are all done and stuff LOL The soprano sounds like a uke mixed with a banjo but the concert has more of a guitar with uke overtones sound. Surprising but in a good way. Yes yes I know all...
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    121373 BUFFALO NICKEL in gold with white...

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    BUFFALO NICKEL in gold with white border. LOL

    Yeah yeah I know.... I'm kidding. I'm just waiting on the clear to dry then I'll add strings and post pix of the completed ukes. They look...
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    I sanded to 800 grit and applied 2 coats of oil...

    I sanded to 800 grit and applied 2 coats of oil today...... It's been so dry and hot here in the Texas hill country that both coats soaked in and hardly even had a chance to show me the grain of the...
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    I love em…. This one was created for a lap steel...

    I love em…. This one was created for a lap steel I built using a broken Telecaster for parts.

    https://i.postimg.cc/cHL4ngyB/zzzzzzz.jpg

    And this one is what I use on my instruments now.
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    Thank you Dennis & Uke0alot. Here are the...

    Thank you Dennis & Uke0alot.

    Here are the final pics before the finish. I think they came out nicely.

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    I did the rubber band string test and tap tests...

    I did the rubber band string test and tap tests on the tops and I agree they will probably sound more like ukes than banjos (Not a bad sound for my first attempt at building ukes of any kind I...
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    The necks and fingerboards are glued tight...…...

    The necks and fingerboards are glued tight...… Doing the inlay on the headstocks and adding the walnut heel caps in the am. Then some light sanding then gluing on the bridge and I will be ready for...
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    That's very kind...… Thank you

    That's very kind...…

    Thank you
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    Yep that is why I'll use a smaller scale...

    Yep that is why I'll use a smaller scale fretboard. This was just a mock up to show the general concept. I measured and a 15" scale fretboard will put the bridge closer to the middle of the aluminum...
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    Here is a hint to my next project. I'm going to...

    Here is a hint to my next project. I'm going to call it a tenor reso-banjo-lele.

    https://i.postimg.cc/pVQ5QnmY/20190907-220416-7374.jpg

    Recommendation…… If you try using a hand drum as I have,...
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    The one dowel runs through from tail to neck and...

    The one dowel runs through from tail to neck and sticks out of the neck end of the body by one inch. I was also going to do the same with the other dowel but decided against it as too much over kill...
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    Yeah Buffalo Nickel is my unofficial brand for...

    Yeah Buffalo Nickel is my unofficial brand for the wood carvings and musical instruments I create in my work shop. I place one or more nickels in or on every project. The reason for the Buffalo...
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    It's taking me some time to get these done but...

    It's taking me some time to get these done but here is where I am so far. The parts are not attached yet.... This was just a dry fitting to see what they look like so far.
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    I fell in love with the balalaika After I saw a...

    I fell in love with the balalaika After I saw a concert where there was an orchestra of balalaikas. Maybe 100 total members in sizes from piccolo all the way to double bass size. I was a child then,...
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    Ok thank you so much. I have to push the uke...

    Ok thank you so much.

    I have to push the uke projects to the side for a few days. My cousin in Germany sent me a vintage Russian prima balalaika that requires some serious TLC in trade for one of...
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    Can I get some recommendations for the best way &...

    Can I get some recommendations for the best way & which glue type to mount the bridge/saddle to the top of a uke? I have never glued one to the top since all of the acoustic instruments I have built...
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