Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Amazing vid of making a uke "the old way" - it doesn't look THAT hard! LOL

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    NSW AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    648

    Default Amazing vid of making a uke "the old way" - it doesn't look THAT hard! LOL

    Hi Guys

    I found this the other day & just find it fascinating to watch!!

    Such simple procedures - the glue looks like it was hot too! Is that right??

    I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I have! (It takes a little while to load, so please be patient - it is worth it!)
    http://www.ukulele.org/?Videos

    Cheers

    Roberta
    Mainland Banjo Ukulele - Mahogany
    70s Kamaka Soprano
    Graham Bird Concert in All Australian Native Timber
    Bruce Wei Pineapple Tenor in Acacia
    Kala Travel Concert High G with external K&K pickup
    Kala Travel Concert Low G with external K&K pickup
    Anuenue Concert Papa II with internal K&K pickup
    1920s Harmony Uke



    Forster Jumping Fleas Ukulele Band

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGthEMqX2gU

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Stockton on Tees..North East UK.
    Posts
    5,053

    Default

    Hi Roberta..That Film is a favourite of mine also..Have a look at this http://www.ukulelecosmos.com/phpBB3/...167773#p167773

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Posts
    2,695

    Default

    Yes, hot hide glue which was really the only glue other than fish glue used up into maybe the late 1950 at the earliest for cold polyvinyl and "aliphatic resin" one part glues like Titebond and Elmer's.

    Just teaching my 16 year old son how to work with hot hide glue this very weekend. It's great stuff, and the only glue to use for vintage instrument restoration if you want to do it correctly.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Cerritos, CA
    Posts
    5,200

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Turner View Post
    Just teaching my 16 year old son how to work with hot hide glue this very weekend.
    The Turner legacy continues!!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    NorCal 916
    Posts
    7,821

    Default

    It's great to see this one resurface on the boards . . . previously posted in Jul '08. http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/fo...from-the-1900s

    Nana ka maka; ho`olohe ka pepeiao;
    pa`a ka waha.

    Observe with the eyes; listen with the ears; shut the mouth.
    Thus one learns.


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Wales, UK
    Posts
    5,229

    Default

    The regular 'repeat showing' of this fabulous highly originally edited showreel (see Ken Timms' analysis of the number of Hawaian builders filmed who to a non Hawaian like me, all look alike ) is so welcome. We often forget that the ukulele is a folk instrument that has its roots in the most basic of handskills executed with the deftness of someone who does it every single day multiple times over. Every builder can learn something new watching this video over and over again. Thanks

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    538

    Default

    Yep,...one ting that gets me in this video is all the work is done STANDING! lol

    From someone who did jewelery repair and diamond setting for 35 years sitting at a bench,....it does seem a bit strange to me.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    NSW AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    648

    Default

    ....Hi Roberta..That Film is a favourite of mine also..Have a look at this http://www.ukulelecosmos.com/phpBB3/...167773#p167773..

    Very interesting observations there in how many contributed to the film, Timbuck! Definitely looks like a group effort in the make! I've watched it numerous times (and have now passed it onto my uke group as well to watch) and just find the whole thing fascinating! The way he bends the sides - definitely that 'overlap' that you spotted - it could surely confirm that your uke is one of the early ones?

    At the end, the gentleman playing even appears to be doing 'Formby Style' strums as well! Nothing is new, eh?

    I had read about the Hide Glue being used on the older instruments. A great vid & we are lucky to have it around, I reckon!

    Roberta
    Mainland Banjo Ukulele - Mahogany
    70s Kamaka Soprano
    Graham Bird Concert in All Australian Native Timber
    Bruce Wei Pineapple Tenor in Acacia
    Kala Travel Concert High G with external K&K pickup
    Kala Travel Concert Low G with external K&K pickup
    Anuenue Concert Papa II with internal K&K pickup
    1920s Harmony Uke



    Forster Jumping Fleas Ukulele Band

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGthEMqX2gU

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    358

    Default

    Fun to watch. Thanks for posting that.
    Blessings,
    garyj

    Life for dummies: Be Good, Be Nice and Be Happy.
    My Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1729306413
    My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/gwjefferson?feature=mhee

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    1,318

    Default

    Yes - thanks for posting, Roberta. I've never seen that before. Man, he was FAST!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •