I made the fretboard out of some maple I salvaged from a kitchen cabinet doors I brought home from work. Marking the frets was easy with some calipers and a chart I found on the internet, and I used a piece of plywood as a straight edge with a pul...
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Location: Richmond, VA
Though I have been working on the maintenance field for the last five years or so I still view myself as a carpenter as I did different types of that work for a little over ten years. Now that I am no longer building things I am beginning to miss it more and more. I recently moved into a new house that has a garage and my wife told me I could finally have the woodshop I always wanted. I have started filling the shop with some tools and now it's time to start on the shop projects.
-- Life is 20% of what you make it and 80% of how you take it.
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I had a rough start shaping the neck. After about 10 minutes I got frustrated and thought for the first time during this project “this sucks”. So I took a step back to reflect why. A few reasons came to mind. This was going to slow, sa...
So the weekend is over and so is my ukulele-a-thon. Sadly I wasn’t able to complete the project. But with somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 hours spent in my shop I can say without a doubt that was a great way to end 2016 and bring in the ...
So first thing this morning I tried to download a body template for both of the soundboards (the top and bottom) and bending the sides. As it turns out everyone wants to charge for plans. Or maybe I just wasn’t looking in the right places. S...
It seems like every Christmas there is that one special present that everyone in the family wants after all the presents are opened and this year in my house it was a cheap plastic ukulele. My kids are out of town this weekend and my wife being a ...