Cigar Box Ukulele

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Project by Brian Anderson - UBWoodman posted 05-02-2010 05:45 AM 3255 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Uke from and old Alamo cigar box, a scrap piece of Argentinean mesquite a friend gave me, glued on a scrap piece of curly maple for the fret board, I also used Gorilla glue to reinforce the inside of the box with some scrap maple and glued the neck into the box. I used some old tuners from a broken Uke. The bridge is a bolt and nut and the tailpiece is an old fork. I started this before the challenge but I have been using Gorilla glue for all my builds. Thanks for looking


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#1 posted 05-02-2010 11:12 AM

this is AWESOME!!!
Very creative use of old “stuff”. Do we get to hear it played?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 05-02-2010 05:04 PM

very nice, like i said i wish we could hear it play. ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#3 posted 05-03-2010 05:13 AM

I broke a string today trying to tune it, Ill get it fixed and link a vid of me playing it, although you might wish I hadn’t once you hear me play…..


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 05-03-2010 05:40 PM

A very neat UKE!

I had a Ukulele once. that’s all I can remember, is how I tuned it.

”MY- – DOG – - HAS – - FLEAS,” <(;O}#


-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 05-20-2010 02:16 AM

Creative instrument.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 05-20-2010 03:18 AM

A fun project cool

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