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2x4 to Ukulele.

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Blog entry by Gbluee posted 06-20-2015 11:47 PM 1758 reads 1 time favorited 5 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug4fQfMRXeI&list=PLAoIsxfenTwY2faUb86jQCdY92tpiFjaj

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-- Tomy Hovington



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stefang

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#1 posted 06-21-2015 12:15 PM

Enjoyed your video very much Tomy and your precise craftsmanship in making this wonderful uke. I am now subscribed and looking forward to more of your videos. Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 06-21-2015 04:24 PM

I did watch all of the 3-part video you did. Well done on both the construction and on the documentation! I also agree that it sounds pretty good too!

By the way, could you provide a few dimensions, like the waist, the body height and width and the length of the fretboard?

-- 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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Gbluee

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#3 posted 06-22-2015 01:32 AM

Thanks Don glad you enjoyed the video… The scale is 13 5/8, fretboard is 7 5/8” from nut to point . 1 1/4” wide at nut and 1 1/2 at the 12fret. thickness of the body is 1 3/4 at the neck joint and 2 1/4 at the tail joint. (soundboard is 90 degres with the rim it’s the backboard that is on a angle with the rim). Body lenght 9 3/8, shoulders 4 7/8, waist 4” and 6 3/8” at the widest point. hope this helps, thanks for your interest..

-- Tomy Hovington

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Gbluee

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#4 posted 06-22-2015 01:37 AM

Thank you for subscribing Stefang, and glad you enjoyed the serie. Did you have a look at my other serie about the dovetail toolchest? it was my first try at making and editing a footage in the shop… the first and second part seems to be lenghty but the paste pick up after…

-- Tomy Hovington

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exelectrician

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#5 posted 06-23-2015 08:56 PM

I watched all three videos … Wow – You have given me hope that someday I too can build a string instrument..

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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