These photos are of work by the participants in a Uke building class I’m overseeing. This is a government work for the dole program. Most of the people had no prior interest in woodwork or luthiery. Some still don’t. The only power ...
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Location: Range View, Australia
I've made furniture, cabinets and things all my life. Now I'm more interested in luthiery and playing music.
I've made a fair few electric double basses, electric fiddles and 11 acoustic instruments including an acoustic double bass. Here I'll mainly post furniture of my design.
Machinery, hand power tools and hand tools are all the same for me...just tools, some have much more charm than others, but in the end, just a means to my ends.
I have duel US / Aussie citizenship and have spent half my 68 years in OZ.
-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.
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Nothing is as satisfying as laying a good stock of timber. Friday I bought 1.1 m3 of Victorian Blackwood from the Otway Ranges, backing boards from a veneer mill. Most of it will be resawn into back, sides and tops for guitars, mandolins and ukule...
This was the “Strum the Ukulele” display at the Creative Cultural Community”s presence at the recent Jobs Expo in Brisbane. The first month we built and decorated kit ukes for the Salvation Army. Now we build the instruments fro...
After four years of retirement I’m back in harness teaching ukulele making from scratch. Alvin teaches steel pan making. Jonathan (sitting at the front)teaches digital and Rodrigo plays guitar. We only work three days a week. This jobs fair ...