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    Default A new book on building ukuleles

    Folks,

    I have launched a Kickstarter project to fund the publication of my new book on building ukuleles. It is called, simply enough, The Ukulele - an Illustrated Workshop Manual. 154 pages, over 300 photographs, full sized plans in an envelope in the back cover. It covers building soprano, concert, tenor and baritone ukuleles with glued, bolt-on and Spanish heel types of construction and a mix of hand and power tool approaches.

    The Kickstarter page is here
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ld/the-ukulele

    and a couple of sample chapter can be downloaded at http://www.mcdonaldstrings.com/ukulelebook.html

    Feel free to share info about the project.

    Thanks

    Graham
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    Good luck with this.
    Last edited by tparse; 07-29-2019 at 09:44 PM.

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    I have redone the page a bit to make the link more obvious

    http://www.mcdonaldstrings.com/ukulelebook.html

    Cheers

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    Very nicely done. Love the clean layout... Good luck!

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    I’m in for an e-copy. I like that you're doing so many styles. I'm hoping the rope binding is shop-made.

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    I have an early e-copy of this book. Like all of Graham's written work, the layout is visually appealing and info-dense. It is easily the best ukulele building book out there. All uke sizes are covered and include a variety of construction methods and options. Not owning a copy is a poor idea, especially if you are a new builder.

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    I'm looking forward to it. Is there going to be a pickup point for fellow Canberrans?
    My friends call me Titch. I have been known to clown.
    Ian Titulaer is my normie name.

    https://sites.google.com/site/titchtheclown/

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    mostly certainly!

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    I'm not a builder, and I'm enjoying the sample!
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    I'll definitely be getting this. The freebie chapter is informative and easy to read, not meandering like some books.
    Victor Jones
    Blue Frog Ukuleles

    Bellevue, KY
    bluefrogvic@gmail.com
    http://bluefrogukes.weebly.com/index.html

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