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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I like those clamps!
    Made to measure by 3D printing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    Made to measure by 3D printing.

    23DEFD66-E1EF-4D76-80F0-BD159C352024 by Ken Timms,
    I thought so. You persuaded me to buy a Triton sander, but I wouldn't have enough use for a 3D printer. No, I wouldn't!
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    A demo of a semi medieval themed uke. Lots of decorative features. Citole, sheild shaped body, fleur-de-lis finials, customised initials and fleur-de-lis on the headstock. Tree of life sound hole. Soundboard from an old pine lining board, possibly hoop or bunya pine showing interesting chatoyance where the colour changes depending on the angle of view and light. The photos show the darker side swapping over depending upon the angle. Back and neck of Tasmanian (?) blackwood recycled from my old kitchen cupboard doors, spotted gum fretboard, position markers of abalone shell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titchtheclown View Post
    A demo of a semi medieval themed uke. Lots of decorative features. Citole, sheild shaped body, fleur-de-lis finials, customised initials and fleur-de-lis on the headstock. Tree of life sound hole. Soundboard from an old pine lining board, possibly hoop or bunya pine showing interesting chatoyance where the colour changes depending on the angle of view and light. The photos show the darker side swapping over depending upon the angle. Back and neck of Tasmanian (?) blackwood recycled from my old kitchen cupboard doors, spotted gum fretboard, position markers of abalone shell.
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    That's beautiful! With that pointy thing on the bottom, you can stick it in the sand when you go to the beach.
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    Templates and two in progress instruments for a new tenor design I'm working on - one solid body version and one semi hollow.





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    Quote Originally Posted by dwizum View Post
    Templates and two in progress instruments for a new tenor design I'm working on - one solid body version and one semi hollow.
    Very nice. That must make it so much easier cutting out the actual wood. I've never used a template because I don't make the same kind more than once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    Very nice. That must make it so much easier cutting out the actual wood. I've never used a template because I don't make the same kind more than once.
    Yes, the templates are essential to this approach to building. The body is rough cut about 1/16" oversize on a band saw, then trimmed with a pattern bit in a router, using the template to guide the router. For solid body instruments, I make templates even if I expect it to be a "one off" build - the template doesn't take much time to make and routing the final profile on the body itself results in a very quick process and a body that needs minimal finish sanding. It usually takes me longer to sketch the design and lay it out, then tweak the drawing a bunch of times as I change my mind or refine the shape, and so on - than it does to actually make the template or the bodies once the drawing is done!

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    Several years ago my father gave me a couple chunks of a walnut tree that grew on my grandparent's property. It was cut down more than 30 years ago. The pieces are too short to make the usual length sides even for a soprano ukulele. I decided to make three piece sides with a short filler piece like this, and so far I'm happy with the results. The walnut does not have any fancy grain but it's starting to look nice even with only the first wash coat of shellac.

    Walnut_uke by Thomas Snape, on Flickr

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    Very nice looking instrument. Beautiful color. The connection to your family makes it special. Thanks for sharing.
    Ed

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    Sweet family story. Nice ukulele at the end. The end? No, just beguining...the wheel still turning...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Snape View Post
    Several years ago my father gave me a couple chunks of a walnut tree that grew on my grandparent's property. It was cut down more than 30 years ago. The pieces are too short to make the usual length sides even for a soprano ukulele. I decided to make three piece sides with a short filler piece like this, and so far I'm happy with the results. The walnut does not have any fancy grain but it's starting to look nice even with only the first wash coat of shellac.
    Last edited by gerardg; 02-21-2021 at 01:45 AM.

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