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 Post subject: Uke #2 is completed!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:42 pm 
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I just finished up my second Uke. A Tenor from the GLS 12 fret Tenor plan.

African Mahogany Top, back and sides.
Ebony binding, bridge, rosette and headplates.
Pegheds tuning pegs.
My first attempt at a side sound port.

I don't play ukulele so I can't really tell how it plays other than strumming a few chords. It seems pretty loud. I don't know if that's the soundport or just the size, but it's definitely louder than the Bocote Build I finished a few months back. I learned a lot from this one. I used a new neck attachment that David Farmer helped with (thanks again for the pics :)).

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Thanks for all the help in the forum!

Brad

Edited to add: Clearly I need to mow my grass, but there is too much to do!



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 Post subject: Re: Uke #2 is completed!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:24 pm 
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Nice elegant looking uke!

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 Post subject: Re: Uke #2 is completed!
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Very nice. Is that an open-pore finish or satin? Looks nice



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 Post subject: Re: Uke #2 is completed!
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Quine wrote:
Very nice. Is that an open-pore finish or satin? Looks nice


It's just tung oil. I'm sure I'll apply it a couple more times before delivery and smooth it out a bit. I need to learn to French polish. :)

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Very nice Brad. Can you share your neck attachment process?

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 Post subject: Re: Uke #2 is completed!
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Very nice Brad!!!!



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 Post subject: Re: Uke #2 is completed!
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Ben-Had wrote:
Very nice Brad. Can you share your neck attachment process?


I thought I would check with David first before sharing. He's good with it, so here it is: https://goo.gl/photos/PhEbFhSbHbLQMCCT9

I liked this a lot better than the threaded insert. It feels bomb proof. For the uke I used a single rod as you can imagine, but the idea is the same.

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 Post subject: Re: Uke #2 is completed!
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Nice!
I like your style Brad.
I'm certain those Peghead tuners will work better than the many old Uke friction tuners I see.



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 Post subject: Re: Uke #2 is completed!
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Here is a link to a video of the uke being played by my sons guitar teacher, who happens to also be a great uke player. :)

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqpMOPRCiq5ajJEghJXhr3ZGynolAA

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 Post subject: Re: Uke #2 is completed!
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Brad,

Nice pictorial. What's the dowel for (perpendicular to the neck) in the heel? I've never built a user before...

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Glenn


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 Post subject: Re: Uke #2 is completed!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:20 pm 
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Very nice! Clearly a great job.


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