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Thread: Build #1_pipeapple tenor - mostly wooden scrap materials from shipping container

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    Smile Build #1_pineapple tenor - mostly wooden scrap materials from shipping container

    Hi, this is my 1st build originally planned as test-build but a moment into the initial build, I decided to give it a good try. I have not regretted since.

    Materials list:

    1. The neck material looks like pine probably (no expert in wood identification) but definitely softwood and have good grains, a 2x3 taken out of a shipping crate from Orange imports from South Africa
    2. The sides, back and Soundboard looks Chinese pine laminates used in vegetables imports from China
    3. Fretboard a local Malasian wood (Merbau)
    4. Bridge is made from Malaysian Blackwood (unfortunately) no dark parts available
    5. The bracings, Kerf linings are all local Malaysian wood, the Agathis

    Building style: Spanish Style neck, Fan-braced, Tenor Pineapple 17" scale

    All build processes used no machineries except simple hand tools like 15" handsaw, 1/2" Japanese chisel, coping saw, UK rasp, Stanley wood file and a made-in-China electric drill, the only power tool used and some good F-clamps.


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    looks like you have a good start keep us informed of your progress.

    kytim

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    Sweet pineapple. Are you gonna post a sound-sample when it's done?

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    Some new pics of the build


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    Great use of container wood - and pretty too.
    "O my soul, aspire not to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible."
    Pindar (Odes, Pythian iii)

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    Just completed some processes. Here are the pics:

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    Hi ADD, thanks for dropping by.

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    New pics for the build. I am quite happy with the progress so far.


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    AWESOME!!! That is looking terrific!! I would LOVE to have a go at building a uke & the Pineapple would be the way to go, I reckon - not so many bends to master!

    Can't wait to see the finished product & hear a sound sample. I'll be keeping an eye on this thread, for sure!!

    Cheers

    Roberta
    Mainland Banjo Ukulele - Mahogany
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    Graham Bird Concert in All Australian Native Timber
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    Latest progress: body dyed with coffee tone using ordinary fabric dye from Dylon UK over 5 coats, marker dots installed, fretwires all done
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    Last edited by bobds78; 10-10-2011 at 06:13 PM.

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