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 Post subject: First cigar box ukulele
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:14 pm 
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First name: Ed
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City: Wood Dale
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I had a friend give me a nice cigar box found at an estate sale and I build a soprano uke with it using some parts I had and some bought from Mike H, owner of Mainland Ukukele. Really nice guy. When I strung 'er up and played I noticed some forward lean at the saddle. And some other problems. Tie bridge coming loose. So I made some narrow braces from left over spruce and glued then to bottom of soundboard, and I made a bridge patch and added two brass screws into tie bridge. Seems pretty tight. Used hhg from John Hall and like it. Easy clean up. Its a gift for a friend.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:00 am 
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Looks good.
Would a Hana-Llma style tie through bridge have worked better for your bridge problem.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:11 am 
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The top distorted noticeably before the bridge came loose so fixing both problems was my goal and it worked. I will check with my friend to see if it has held up.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:20 pm 
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So far the repairs I made are working very well. My friend loves her new uke.

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