What's happening in your shed?

I've just received this reclaimed chunk of Cuban Mahogany it used to be the end block of an old Snooker table. It's 2 inch thick and with skilled action on the band saw I recon I can get 15 sopranos out of it. ( maybe more)

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All chopped up ready to re-saw into slices. I found a stamp mark on it .. I did some research , It turns out this wood came from a Billiard table made by Burroughs and Watts of London They were the best..and only used the finest of materials.
..they date way back to the 1800s.

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All chopped up ready to re-saw into slices. I found a stamp mark on it .. I did some research , It turns out this wood came from a Billiard table made by Burroughs and Watts of London They were the best..and only used the finest of materials.
..they date way back to the 1800s.

01FD2A05-9583-478C-899D-69D8779A8BE7 by Ken Timms,
Wow! That's a great find. Knowing you, you'll turn it into some beautiful ukuleles.
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My new jig for making wooden volume/tone knobs. A simple t shape with a 6mm dowel 10mm from the end. Cut your wood into squares. Put a 6mm hole into the center. Stick it on the dowel on the jig put that on the table of the disk sander and twist your knob and push it against the sanding disk till it is round, or leave a pointy bit if you fancy. This table will move in and out if I want smaller or larger knobs. Stick the knob on a dowel/stick and stick it in a drill and hit it with finer sandpaper and round over the edges. A bit of paper on the dowel will tighten the fit or do what I did and sanded down a half a plastic chopstick to a firm fit instead of the dowel.
To create an overhang so the knob goes lower to cover the nut holding the base on I hit the 6mm hole with a countersinking bit. Varnish and add your matched knobs to your creations. (These are Tasmanian blackwood.) They were so quick and easy to make this way I was able to do jarrah ones to match the bridge and have the customer choose their preference.20211118_111653_copy_600x800_1.jpg20211118_111848_copy_600x800.jpg
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Just finished the Mangoround. It is a Jeffrey Weitzel design (Weitzel Banjos). All mango with bloodwood trim. Gotoh open gear tuners. 16" scale.

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Just finished the Mangoround. It is a Jeffrey Weitzel design (Weitzel Banjos). All mango with bloodwood trim. Gotoh open gear tuners. 16" scale.

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I think this is a very nice looking instrument. The Mango looks great along with the bloodwood bindings but the design is really stylish in my opinion. It is a beautiful shape with box and neck nicely integrated. I hope it sounds as well as it looks and was constructed.
 
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Sharing this V patterned acoustic electric ubass which has Tasmanian blackwood body and volume/tone knobs Tasmanian oak neck and spotted gum fretboard with abalone kitchen leftover fret dots. An under saddle acoustic bass pickup in a jarrah semi floating bridge feeds into a generic 9 volt preamp.

The first request came in as asking for an ukulelephant or turtle in bass form. Then I made a v shaped electric and the requester piped up he wanted one without realising he was already on the list. A short while later this V shaped acoustic electric hybrid half formed in my mind without a clear plan or real idea on how to do so but in the end I was more than happy with the result.
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i’m working on my first 12” scale right now. what strings are you planning on trying out?

D'Addario EJ87S Titanium Ukulele Strings, Soprano​

They will work with shorter scales using the D tuning (ADF#B) and with GCEA.

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