Ukuleles #2 & #3

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Project by johnstoneb posted 04-08-2018 05:59 PM 983 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished Ukes #2 & 3. They both have spruce tops, eastern red cedar backs, padauk fretboards, #2s has fiddleback maple sides and #3 has bubinga sides. # 3 has padauk veneer on the headstock. #2 has an unknown veneer that had a blue tint to it until I finished it. It went to more a gray then.

Grandson and his friend hopefully will enjoy these when I finally deliver them. They do both sound like ukes so I must have done something right.
These were built almost entirely from leftover wood from other projects. resawn leftover that were too thin for any other things.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 04-08-2018 06:06 PM

Great build Bruce. Very nice as we are used from you.


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#2 posted 04-08-2018 08:07 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 04-08-2018 08:17 PM

Very nice. I should try one some day.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 04-09-2018 12:37 AM

Beautiful work Bruce,

BUT PLEASE a video of your playing skills too or at least “Scarlet & Mason” playing them….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 04-09-2018 02:56 AM

I have no playing skills.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 04-09-2018 03:40 AM

Looks great! What method do you use for bending the sides? Thanks!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#7 posted 04-09-2018 04:04 AM

Very nice Bruce. Do you play them?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 04-09-2018 05:34 AM

Nice job, Bruce! How thin is too thin for left overs?

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 04-09-2018 10:37 AM

I used dry heat and a fox style bender.
The backs were a lttle under 2mm about 5/64.
I don’t play them if it wasn’t for a tuner app I wouldn’t be able to tune them.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#10 posted 04-09-2018 11:38 AM

You have done a fine job on these ukuleles and they display a lot of nice craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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