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  1. #1811
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    I love it. What human ingenuity can come up with.
    If you think that is clever, then my system was pure genius... with NO MACHINES involved.
    I went like this.

    Step 1. Mount empty pickup spool onto holder stand.

    Step 2. Start winding, around and around and around and around … eventually hit 10x counter, then around and around, then .. SNAP!!

    Step 3.Unwind.

    Step 4. Start again... around and around and around … for x number of turns, then … SNAP!!
    Back to Step 3, then Step 2.

    You can probably see a pattern developing here.

    My system had some fatal flaws (I was ham-fisted), but luckily, one of my boys found a local guy who did custom winds at reasonable cost. That put a merciful end to my 'hand crafted' pickup winding career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Hannam Ukuleles View Post
    Gotta bind them all now.
    Wow . . . . and here I am trying to just keep 3 projects moving smoothly. Don't know how you folks do it, as other things keep getting in the way of steady progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyturley View Post
    Don't know how you folks do it, as other things keep getting in the way of steady progress.
    I think that the truth is that most of us can't match that sort of output.
    I plod along making one instrument at a time and as a sideline, casually dabble in electronics (piezo systems, currently). I have the parts for two builds awaiting assembly, but lack the incentive and motivation to progress with either … hopefully, they will be completed sometime this year :-).
    Amateurs have the luxury of finding their own level of comfort, professionals do not. Beau is a seasoned professional, with whom few can compete... his photo shows more building than I have done in years.

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    Working on a new technique.

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    Two more Titch the Clown Ukuleles on their way to new owners. One is a flat ended concert pineapple with a tree of life sound hole and the initials of the owner burned into the headstock from a scan of her writing. The second is another turtle uke.
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    My friends call me Titch. I have been known to clown.
    Ian Titulaer is my normie name.

    https://sites.google.com/site/titchtheclown/

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    Alpaca my bag because the llamageddon is coming. th e
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    My friends call me Titch. I have been known to clown.
    Ian Titulaer is my normie name.

    https://sites.google.com/site/titchtheclown/

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    I am currently building two cigar box ukes, a tenor based on a large Avo box, and another fully DIY tenor with a Red Oak trapezoidal body and Sitka spruce top. Here's a pic of the Avo box before I glued it shut. I added typical tenor uke braces, tone bars, bridge plate, and tail & heel blocks. I made a real effort to keep the inside work as clean as possible. I'm just fussy about stuff like that. The glue is curing on the lid right now, and later this afternoon I'll start fitting the neck, which is an Amazon cheapie I picked up a year or so ago. The DIY trapezoidal model is not quite so far along, but I hope to have both completed soon. I have some other wood I've been preparing for yet another cigar box type instrument. Don't know why, but I've been taken by the off-beat instruments some of you have been building, and decided to give that a go for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titchtheclown View Post
    Alpaca my bag because the llamageddon is coming. th e
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    Yow, you'll put your eye out kids
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, A, UG1

    !Flukutronic!

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    Llamageddon lol!! Another clever one, clown

  10. #1820
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    Just another turtlele. Sound hole is a bit different though.
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    My friends call me Titch. I have been known to clown.
    Ian Titulaer is my normie name.

    https://sites.google.com/site/titchtheclown/

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