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Project by Texcaster posted 10-26-2017 07:32 PM 608 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is one of the ukes produced by the participants in a work for the dole scheme I supervise. The blackwood is the first I’ve been able to use from M3 I laid in last year. http://lumberjocks.com/Texcaster/blog/96802
I dress the timber at home, all the final thicknessing, cutting, bending, and fret work is done by hand, at work, for insurance reasons.
This is the second one of these classes I’ve conducted. The first was 3 days a week, fine at first but more than I wanted. The current one is 1 1/2 days and suits me much better.
This time we’re also making a guitar. Bunya Pine, PNG Roeswood, Qld. Walnut and Mahogany.

Walnut “feature” on the headstock. One of the boys went too far with a rasp. A same species repair would always look dodgy.

Bunya guitar

My bench as a go bar deck

As I say to my wife as a leave for work …” If I need a guitar at work, it must be the right job.”

Ned, from the last class.

We also assemble and decorate kit ukes.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.





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AnthonyReed

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#1 posted 10-26-2017 08:07 PM

Fantastic Bill! Happy to see you passing on your considerable skills.

Magpie copilot in tow.

Thank you for sharing your work and that of your students, super interesting.

-- ~Tony

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DMiller

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#2 posted 10-26-2017 08:08 PM

Amazing!!!

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

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 10-27-2017 05:12 AM

Great work. If I were to attempt to play a musical instrument in public; I would have to wear a welding helmet too; possibly body armor along with it!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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JCamp

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#4 posted 10-27-2017 09:30 AM

Looks lik a fun project. How doesn’t it sound?

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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TheDoGoodGirl

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#5 posted 10-27-2017 12:12 PM

As an acoustic guitar player, this work is masterful! You did a beautifully excellent job. I love the blackwood.

-- The Do Good Girl, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF8zRQDeLFJ1SY2raurhn1w/featured

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 10-27-2017 12:22 PM

This is a beautiful instrument and so nicely done.

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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Texcaster

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#7 posted 10-27-2017 11:35 PM

Thanks everyone for commenting.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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