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Thread: Finished my first cigar box uke!!!

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    Default Finished my first cigar box uke!!!

    I found an old cedar cigar box at an antique mall here in Tucson and inspiration sprung! Now here's "The Duke"! So fun.
    Here's a video of it in action!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnPErW3BicA
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    Please make a video that takes your work seriously... talk us through it. It looks great and you seem to be throwing away an opportunity to showcase your efforts.

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    Sorry I probably should. That was the tester.... Love your work Pete.

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    Please do. Everyone loves a story and I learn a lot from these amateur builds - yes there is so much to learn still!

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    very cool build! did you make the neck from scratch?

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    Well amateur ukulele builder at least...I've been building and repairing guitars and mandolins for a good ten years, but I learned a clever way to use a profile jig for machining a neck from you though!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUS8OHluC7o
    As you said the learning never stops!
    I get nervous in front of camera's. Something to work on.
    Last edited by freshthreat; 01-08-2009 at 12:29 PM.

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    Actually the neck came from a friends Japanese uke that he left in the back window of his car for the summer (in Arizona no less) and the body crumpled like parchment paper! Perfect candidate for this project though.
    I will be making the next one...and it probably wont be cigar related.
    What a deep well this is!
    Last edited by freshthreat; 01-08-2009 at 12:35 PM. Reason: to many "though's".

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    I apologise most profusely...

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    No worry's! Wow now I'm addicted to your uke building series Pete Howlett!
    You are great at teaching as well as building.

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    I like your style freshthreat. Now that you've started we'll be expecting more and better things from you in the future. BTW, you rock on the uke!
    Chuck Moore
    Moore Bettah Ukuleles
    http://www.moorebettahukes.com

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