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Project by HankLP posted 03-15-2017 03:34 AM 436 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First try for a ukulele. Built a few Appalachian dulcimers which were more straight forward. Resawed all the wood – except the fretboard which came pre-slotted from StewMac. Sitka Spruce top, Jatoba sides and back, Sapele neck, and some Padauk for the peg head overlay and accents. I’ve done some fret slotting on the dulcimers and will probably do that work on the next uke as well.





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 03-15-2017 05:17 AM

I admire anyone that makes musical instruments. You have done a super job, beautiful instrument. Would love to hear it, music to my ears.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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mikeacg

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#2 posted 03-15-2017 12:41 PM

Where did you get the plans (if you don’t mind my asking)? Turned out very nice!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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johnstoneb

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#3 posted 03-15-2017 01:19 PM

That came out beautiful.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 03-15-2017 02:30 PM

This is a beautiful instrument and you have done a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Sasha

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#5 posted 03-15-2017 04:42 PM

WAH.!!!!!!!!! miracle…......

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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HankLP

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#6 posted 03-15-2017 05:39 PM

Thank you all for your supportive comments. The plans came from Stewart MacDonald (StewMac.com).

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Lemongrasspicker

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#7 posted 03-16-2017 02:11 AM

That is awesome! nice work and I like your headstock design as well

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 03-16-2017 03:04 AM

FANTASTIC!

-- just rjR

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Michael McKenzie

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#9 posted 03-16-2017 06:54 AM

Another Luthier ! Hot damn! I love this craft, and know nothing about it except you guys make wood sing. That’s a sound looking Uke, wish you could post an MP3 of how it sounds. Something I think the forum could use with so many people making instruments but God they must have HUGE storage needs already.

-- "Ancora imparo! (Yet I am learning)." ~Michelangelo~ Inscribed on a device that represented an old man in a go-cart with an hour-glass mounted on it. Created when he was a very old man.

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scatruler

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#10 posted 03-16-2017 09:45 AM

nice!

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Randy Price

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#11 posted 03-17-2017 08:43 PM

Nice uke Hank.

-- http://www.plankandplane.com

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#12 posted 03-17-2017 09:10 PM

Amazing! Definitely impressive!

-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio

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