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Ukulele #1: The Uke

10-03-2018 11:18 PM by Fchilly | 6 comments »

I’ve begun a new project. This will be my first attempt at creating an instrument. I bought plans online, there are many different providers. I’m following Youtube tutorials for tips and tricks, and planning out each step in advance to prevent significant losses. Tools needed so far: -Band saw with high quality bladeFor ripping the side walls and front/back -Smoothing planeFor cleaning up tool marks on the front and back-Shooting boardFor making crisp glue lines-Table sawFor cutti...

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Ukulele #2: Binding and catchup

10-16-2018 07:51 AM by Fchilly | 5 comments »

After a cider or two I decided I had enough confidence for an attempt at the binding. I set up the trim router to cut about an 1/8×1/16 step for a Koa binding. I relied entirely on CA glue to attach this, and it turned out very nice. I havent decided what to use for the backside binding, but i’m considering a maple/koa/maple contrasting strip. I’ll keep my options wide open. The saddle and nut just arrived from amazon, this means I can continue on the neck and the bridge which I’m ...

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endpin jack install on a snow fun filled day

01-15-2011 09:38 PM by alexis221woodworks | 2 comments »

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Ukulele #3: Back and neck install

12-07-2018 09:58 AM by Fchilly | 2 comments »

I sanded the uke and laid out the bridge location and installed it. This was very easy with the fretboard already glued in place, and the back not installed yet. After shaping the braces and prepping the neck joint i was able to move on to final installation of the remaining components. Before glueing the neck or back, I set my router a tad shallow and cut clearance for the back’s binding just in the area my router wouldnt reach later rightnear the neck. I glued the neck into place a...

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Ukulele No. 1 #1: gluing up the back

03-16-2013 04:39 AM by Justin M Schmidt | 2 comments »

I had this moment where it clicked – out of all the stupid hobbies and interests I’ve spread my attention so thin across, the one that really drives me and could be a career is definitely lutherie. I’ve always been into upgrading and repairing my own instruments, and working on friends’ gear. It’s also in my blood: That’s my paternal grandfather’s work. Unfortunately I never got to meet him as he died when my father was young. Still, just knowi...

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Ukulele No. 1 #2: some progress at home

03-23-2013 01:03 AM by Justin M Schmidt | 0 comments »

When I started this class I knew right away I would have to do a lot of work at home to keep up. Not having a bunch of essential tools slowed me down, but I’m finally getting some work done between classes. I swear there’s a ukulele somewhere in that pile of stuff! Last night I planed the sides down from about 4mm to 2mm. Pretty sloppy, but I’m learning. That was fun… there really is pure joy in a nice plane. (My Wood River V3 #5 is treating me well.) ...

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