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    Default It Ain't Rocket Science

    This video has been on this board before but it's worth seeing again especially since there are some people who think you need a degree in rocket science and a bunch of fancy tools to build a uke.
    Give a look, it's a hoot!

    http://www.ukulele.org/?Videos
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    Awesome! But I bet that wasn't the first one he built like that!

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    That is a priceless mini movie... it also accounts for the not uncommon assymetry of those early ukes.

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    Half the builders I know personally don't use molds. Now that takes skill. Using all the molds and jigs like we do is the sissy way!
    Chuck Moore
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    I've done a 'free build' - bit scary an' all... I like my forms.

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    Chuck, wow very insightful. You're right, we be sissy.....e.lo..
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    When I first saw this Vid it inspired me to have a go at the same method and build just one uke..it was great fun and a lot easier than i imagined it would be...The hardest bit was the twine binding ..I studied the Vid over and over again before I give it a go..and still I got it wrong..it looked like a cocoon when it was finally clamped...The vid isn't clear on the fitting of the front soundboard so I had to improvise a bit, I liked the little wedges they are great for tightening up little slack areas (I use them all the time now)...There is a Photographic log on this if anyone is intrested.
    Last edited by Timbuck; 10-13-2009 at 10:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    There is a Photographic log on this if anyone is intrested.
    Yes please! Where can we find it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moore Bettah Ukuleles View Post
    Half the builders I know personally don't use molds. Now that takes skill. Using all the molds and jigs like we do is the sissy way!
    Wait you don't build the way they did in the video?

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    I want that chisel.

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