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  1. #1781
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    Why do people throw dumb ideas at me and why do i rise to the challenge.
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    The llamageddon is coming!
    My friends call me Titch. I have been known to clown.
    Ian Titulaer is my normie name.

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    Aloha Titch, sounds to me like you would be a perfect person to lead the next Fun Build. I have started a new solo Fun Build some days ago to finish what I started almost 10 years ago. When I am done, maybe we can get a new group of builders to send you the parts for the next build! Think about it Brah,
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    Brad
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    Insomnia had me down in the shop at 0330 this morning, sorting, cleaning, and preparing for construction. As difficult as it is, I decided to commit to another tandem build. It occurred to me that it would take me a long time to get to all the wood I have stockpiled if I work on one project at a time.

    First image is the mold I'm making for another ukulele, a baritone with a tenor scale neck. Tonewoods will be Black Walnut with a sinker Western Red Cedar top. I got the idea from watching a Pepe Romero demonstration of one of his tenor-baritones.

    Second image is the bundle of wood for a small body 23" scale steel string guitar. Tonewoods are old growth Honduran Mahogany for the back, sides, and neck, and old growth Red Spruce for the top. Both of those woods were harvested over 30 years ago, and the cool thing about the Spruce is that it was harvested right here in the eastern mountains of WV. I'm building this guitar for my own use, while the tenor-baritone may end up with someone else.

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    Bending tenor sides using a new form and a heat blanket. Worked well. Compression provided by modified caulking guns. I think it was one of my ideas but I may have borrowed it from someone on this forum. Feel free to copy.
    Miguel

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    I had a good four hours in the workshop today..managed to bend 6 sets of sides without any breakages...3 sets of Cuban and 3 sets of Brazilian.
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    If you can believe that moving images and sound, can fly through empty space across the universe and be seen and heard on a box in your living room ?.. then you can believe in anything.

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    3000 ancient sika spruce.
    Matching Baritone and Soprano (for the same customer)-
    Pernambuco back/sides.

    a world first!

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    I spent the day cutting, thinning, and sanding parts for 3 different instruments: Black Walnut and sinker Western Red Cedar for a grand tenor; Redwood top for a baritone; old growth Red Spruce and old growth Honduran Mahogany for a 23" scale steel string guitar.

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    Currently applying finish/setting up several instruments (which I hate) so fitted in a little project to sweeten the pain -a cigar box uke.

    Bought the box off Ebay for 8 incl postage. Made entirely of mahogany and nailed together. Knocked it apart, trued up everything and glued it back together. Joined on a Chinese tenor neck with concert scale fretboard to place bridge in a suitable position. Bottom thicknessed to 1.5 mm to become the soundboard with a cedar patch. Top has walnut binding.

    Photo shows size compare with a soprano.

    Pleased to say it's loud and sounds great.

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    That's a very handsome cigar box uke, but just look at the dust on that poor soprano - tut-tut!

    John Colter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukantor View Post
    That's a very handsome cigar box uke, but just look at the dust on that poor soprano - tut-tut!

    John Colter
    When you have 30 plus instruments in the house and in Winter some of the finishing takes place in the kitchen, then its inevitable that dust gets everywhere.

    I remember as a child one of my sisters, then about 7 yrs old, whilst visiting friends mentioned the dust in the house. Her friend's mother immediately replied that busy people have no time for dusting. It's a phrase I often repeat! Same goes for my workshop: I either spent time tidying up (the tidiness is short lived) or I get on with making amid the mess. As we say, "It takes all sorts".

    Glad you like the cigar box uke John-theres a couple more cigar boxes in the post.

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