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    Default Making a Uke Can be Very Easy

    If you want to make a ukulele to display on your wall or use as a planter, it's very, very easy. If you want to make one that will play, it's more of a challenge.

    The challenging part is getting the angles and measurements right. If the neck is off by just a little bit, it won't look right, and it won't play right. I recently sawed the neck off a license plate uke I made because I wasn't satisfied with the way it looked and sounded.

    Now that it's off, I'm struggling to find the center of everything, get all surfaces flat, and mount the neck in the right position.

    We have so many member here who make instruments that look and sound beautiful. They deserve a lot of credit.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Thanks Jerry, just a reminder for anyone that wants to give ukulele building a go, they can contact me and I can send them the Youthalele plans. It does not get much easier or cheaper than that.
    Brad
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzBD View Post
    Thanks Jerry, just a reminder for anyone that wants to give ukulele building a go, they can contact me and I can send them the Youthalele plans. It does not get much easier or cheaper than that.
    Brad
    I would be interested. I have been kicking around the idea for a while now, and have recently moved to a house from a small apartment, so my excuse of having no place to work is all of a sudden gone :-).

    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsmillbern View Post
    I would be interested. I have been kicking around the idea for a while now, and have recently moved to a house from a small apartment, so my excuse of having no place to work is all of a sudden gone :-).

    Scott
    I saw a YouTube video from a guy in England. He was doing a carpentry demo in his kitchen.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Aloha everyone, I am getting a fair amount of interest in the Youthalele plans. It occurred to me that the easiest way for those interested is for them to do a search on UU Forums for Youthalele. You are looking for the thread “Building the Youthalele “, posted on 6-5-2020. It has some links to my Google photos showing all of the Youthalele designs, including the original no bend version. The thread also contains information on materials and other tips.
    Mahalo nui loa,
    Brad
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzBD View Post
    Aloha everyone, I am getting a fair amount of interest in the Youthalele plans. It occurred to me that the easiest way for those interested is for them to do a search on UU Forums for Youthalele. You are looking for the thread “Building the Youthalele “, posted on 6-5-2020. It has some links to my Google photos showing all of the Youthalele designs, including the original no bend version. The thread also contains information on materials and other tips.
    Mahalo nui loa,
    Brad
    Here you go:

    Building the Youthalele



    ~ S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spieler View Post
    Here you go:

    Building the Youthalele



    ~ S.
    Many thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsmillbern View Post
    Many thanks!
    Thanks. I've copied the directions, diagrams, and photos. All I need now is lumber and enthusiasm. It's cold in the garage.

    I found the Char-Broil starter on Amazon. I'll prefer using that to a propane torch.

    https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06W5VR3...v_ov_lig_dp_it
    Last edited by Jerryc41; 02-18-2021 at 08:36 AM.
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