Ukulele (2x4 personal challenge.)

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Project by Tomy Hovington posted 06-20-2015 11:44 PM 3825 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to challenge myself with a 2×4 project and after wondering what I would do I made up my mind on trying to make a Ukulele. It was challenging, fun, and surprisingly it sounds decent. The 2×4 was $3, the strings $7 and the tuners $20. So for $30 and a bit of imagination I have now a new Ukulele.. Follow the link if you are interested in watching the built.

-- Tomy Hovington

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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 06-21-2015 01:59 AM

Very nice project, Tomy! I would say that you met your personal challenge. I enjoyed the two videos you posted on youtube showing the construction and am looking forward to Part 3. I hope you play it so we can hear how it sounds too. Pat yourself on the back in congratulations.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 06-21-2015 02:09 AM

Superb! That is extra neat!

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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Tomy Hovington

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#3 posted 06-21-2015 03:56 AM

Part 3 is up already Don, it’s in the playlist! and yes I do play it…

-- Tomy Hovington

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#4 posted 06-21-2015 06:39 AM

That has to be the nicest 2×4 project i have ever seen! Super usefull video and i allmost feel that i understood the basic challenges in building a smaller stringed instrument.
Great work and thanks for sharing

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#5 posted 06-21-2015 11:03 PM

Awesome work. I watched all three videos and I sub’d to your channel too. I would love to learn how to build one myself. Keep up the good work, I look forward to seeing more from you.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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Tomy Hovington

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#6 posted 06-22-2015 01:39 AM

Thanks everybody for your kind words , Happy that you all enjoyed the videos…

-- Tomy Hovington

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#7 posted 06-22-2015 02:10 AM

This is spectacular! I’m watching the videos and learning lots of subtle stuff.

Really cool project, but at least as important: excellent videos!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#8 posted 06-23-2015 04:43 PM

Looks neat from what I can see. I believe you posted your thumbnails by mistake instead of the full size pics. These are postage stamp size on my monitor.

-- Rick M,

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