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Project by busupholstery posted 12-23-2017 09:32 PM 1033 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spent 4 or 5 months on and off on this one….Baritone ukulele with ingleman spruce sound board, bubinga back, cherry sides, maple and bubinga neck, bubinga fret board, and quilted maple binding…...Kasha ukulele bracing…...

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 12-23-2017 11:21 PM

Looks darned nice. How’s it sound?

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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DMiller

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#2 posted 12-24-2017 12:10 AM

Very nice. I’m in the process of building a guitar right now- one question I have for you- is it that hard to install the frets? How did you go about doing it? That looks awesome!

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

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busupholstery

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#3 posted 12-24-2017 12:54 AM

It sounds much better than I ever expected….....

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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busupholstery

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#4 posted 12-24-2017 01:05 AM

DMiller…..I made a miter box and used a Japanese pull type saw…..I first taped a metric straight edge to the fret board starting at the nut…..I marked each fret (use metric measurments) and then scored them with a square and exacto knife, and finally ran over the scoring with a piece of chalk so they were easy to see, and cut them on the miniature miter box…....the cheap $8.00 pull saw that Harbor Freight sells is the exact width for the frets…....Did a lot of research on Youtube and kind of combined all the best methods…...

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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Chris Cook

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#5 posted 12-24-2017 03:25 PM

Beautiful. How did you finish it?

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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busupholstery

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#6 posted 12-24-2017 05:55 PM

Chris Cook…...About 20 light coats of Deft clear gloss (nitrocellulose) and then hand rubbed out using Meguirars rubbing and polishing compounds, kind of the same as car clear coat finishing…...

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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#7 posted 12-24-2017 06:23 PM

Wow! This ukulele is absolutely beautiful. Nice work!

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

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

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#8 posted 12-24-2017 07:59 PM

That’s a lot of hours. Did you start with a model or a plan?

Nicely crafted!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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busupholstery

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#9 posted 12-25-2017 06:52 AM

DocSavage45…..A plan…..https://hanalimastore.com/products/plans-baritone-kasha-braced-ukulele

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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Chris Cook

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#10 posted 12-25-2017 12:11 PM

Thank you. Great finish!

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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