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    Default paper mache ukulele case. worked a treat.

    hey guys. following my salad bowl ukulele build someone challenged me to make a case for it and so I have. here is the construction slide show:

    https://youtu.be/cdmBoK_IdG4

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    Very good. I am making a case for the uBass I made from ply and it is a pain. Your way looks much simpler and probably a bit lighter.
    Max

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    As silly as it seems (and on reflection not that silly) I think I know where my next case is coming from.

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    That's a great idea! How did you attach the clips and handle? Is there enough thickness of wood to screw into?
    "He who works with his hands is a laborer.
    He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
    He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist." Louis Nizer

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    cool idea. How did you get the paper mache to look like tiger fur??

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    This guy went one step further and wrote a song about it. Well worth watching.
    Miguel

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    Oops. Used a quote instead of a link
    If that doesn't work for you, try this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msxeu4hkDlE
    Miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterF View Post
    That's a great idea! How did you attach the clips and handle? Is there enough thickness of wood to screw into?
    thanks everyone! I was worried about that but the wood is about three millimetres thick and the papermache adds another 2 mm plus for the handle I doubled the wood up on the inside.

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    Nice Case - I particularly like the leopard print lining.

    That video was hilarious - AND the guy's got a point: even if his paint, clasp, foam, and fabric cost more than a cheaply manufactured case, it was still worth his time and money to have something hand-made, and made by himself. No Marxist theory of alienation need be part of the product, producer, nor owner.

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