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    Hello Pete! Sorry no classical guitars here... I...

    Hello Pete! Sorry no classical guitars here... I started with electric guitars and then soon found out that acoustics are a lot more rewarding to build. I also heard that you might attend the...
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    Thank you Ms Bean! I have build 31 instruments in...

    Thank you Ms Bean! I have build 31 instruments in total and ten of them are ukuleles. Five sopranos and five tenors.

    Andyk: These are the gotoh planetary tuners and they are great! Very smooth...
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    A few pics of two new tenors

    Finished these two tenors this week and now I am off to the Winter ukulele festival (in Finland) to showcase them.

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  4. Building something different for a change

    Last week I finished numbers two and three of these skate guitars. This is not my original idea but I was inspired to make my own after I saw one made by Musk skate guitars. After finishing my first...
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    No ukuleles this time but I recently finished...

    No ukuleles this time but I recently finished something I have been planning on doing for a long time. I have had a pile on old and worn files for quite some time now and I've been meaning to do...
  6. But how does it sound? ;)

    But how does it sound? ;)
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    If the top split directly from the glue joint...

    If the top split directly from the glue joint then this really is a warranty issue. To me it doesn't sound like a humidity issue at all. With the handling that you've described the top should not...
  8. That was some pretty satisfying tape peeling! I...

    That was some pretty satisfying tape peeling! I just love this kind of simple and effective technique. Have you tried this with other waxes and do you use it for anything else around the workshop?
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    Just finished this tenor made with spruce, maple,...

    Just finished this tenor made with spruce, maple, mahogany and ebony.

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    Cheers guys! I've been building instruments for...

    Cheers guys! I've been building instruments for about four years now and so far I've built 21 instruments including electric & acoustic guitars, flat top mandolins and ukuleles. I currently work in...
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    My niece asked me to build her an ukulele last...

    My niece asked me to build her an ukulele last fall and of course I couldn't say no! I had never tried laminated back/sides for an uke but this seemed like the perfect opportunity to try the...
  12. Sorotec has been my source for smaller router...

    Sorotec has been my source for smaller router bits for couple of years now. I have been very pleased with their products and can deffinatelly recommend them. The 2-Flute (Flat) bits are usually my...
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    Thanks everyone! It is very encouraging to hear...

    Thanks everyone! It is very encouraging to hear such nice comments about my work. I will surely keep on building more of these :) rem50 you should definitely give it a go! Creating something with...
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    Finally done! I actually finished this one over a...

    Finally done! I actually finished this one over a week ago but had some serious problems with trying to get these photos uploaded.. But anyway here it is and I hope you like it as much as I do! :)
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    Indeed Miguel! I might try this technique a...

    Indeed Miguel! I might try this technique a second time too to see if the lack of internet really was the booster for the project.. :D Thank you rem50 and Chuck! It is nice to hear that my bracing...
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    Yes dustartist it is a festool vacuum table...

    Yes dustartist it is a festool vacuum table system :D Sorry to hear that it is not offered in the USA. :( Gluing the braces with the vacuum press is super easy and actually quite fun! :) It is a...
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    Thanks Kevdog! This ukulele will also have ebony...

    Thanks Kevdog! This ukulele will also have ebony bindings, fingerboard, bridge and headplate.
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    Western red cedar & maple tenor

    Just started my first tenor ukulele this Monday and I thought to share some pics as the project makes progress. This one is going to be my third ukulele so far and I can't wait to see how it turns...
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    Thanks ksquine! I am really proud of it my self...

    Thanks ksquine! I am really proud of it my self too :) The purfling is made out of colored wood veneers and I know that it isn't the best possible way to make a top. The original idea was to make...
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    Looks nice! Really like the "dots" :)

    Looks nice!

    Really like the "dots" :)
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    Thaks! I was trying to maximize the free...

    Thaks!
    I was trying to maximize the free movement of the top without warping it under the string tension. To me the upper parts of the top don't play much role in the sound production so it seemed...
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    Sweet padouk.. (padauk?)

    Here it is! My second build so far. Pretty pleased with the looks but this one doesn't sound as good as I wanted it to.. Possibly the outcome of my bracing which is going to get some modification...
  23. Thread: My first one

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    Thanks for the compliments! To Macmuse: I...

    Thanks for the compliments!

    To Macmuse: I won't be able to give any sound samples because i'm currently moving and just last weekend I took this baby to my next address. I'm taking the rest of my...
  24. Thread: My first one

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    My first one

    My first (but surely not last) ukulele build. The idea of making one myself started about a year ago when I held in my hands my friends first soprano. He had made it in Pete Howlett's extreme build...
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    Thanks for the warm welcome! I just love the...

    Thanks for the warm welcome! I just love the encouraging feel of this forum. It feels like a second home to me allready! :D And yes I like to snap pictures of my progress with my build but some times...
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