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Grizzly Ukulele Kit

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Project by MOJOE posted 06-24-2012 07:07 PM 1671 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the latest…..a Grizzly kit that only needed sanding, assembly and finishing. Put together for a co-worker’s son, and as soon as my daughter saw it, she thought she needed “a tiny guitar” for her birthday (July 17th)....guess I’ll be ordering another kit this evening. Anyway, nothing too wild here, the instructions were pretty good, though a few extra pictures would have been helpful. Sanded to 320 gr and shot on 4 coats of laquer…...Grizzly suggested the fingerboard be left unfinished, but I put a little mineral oil on it to darken it a bit.

Btw….to those who reinforced my idea of adhesive letters “sprayed in” with laquer…..it worked great!

Later,
Joe

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-24-2012 08:21 PM

It came out great. I didn’t know Grizzly sold kits like that?..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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LumberingWoodworker

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#2 posted 06-24-2012 09:04 PM

Nice job! I did a couple of these for my grandkids and they loved them. However, one is now back in my shop for repair. Think they were playing El Kabong!

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MOJOE

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#3 posted 06-25-2012 01:38 AM

Thanks guys….delivered the gift today. My co-worker’s son has special needs, and has some difficulty with motor skills…...she sent a text saying he has been strumming for the last 3 hours and won’t put it down…...I tell ya, of the projects I’ve made for others, this one ranks pretty high on the “feel good” scale…..seeing his smile and now hearing he is putting the project to use really warms the heart. He’s a fairly small framed youngster, so I figured something this size would be perfect…...he loves music and dancing, so now he can make his own!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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Rick M.

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#4 posted 06-25-2012 08:44 AM

Looks great! Yeah honestly for the price, you can’t beat it.

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abie

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#5 posted 06-25-2012 08:06 PM

I made mine two years ago and it plays great..

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