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Concert Ukulele made with a cigar box body.
-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk
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#1 posted 01-07-2014 03:05 AM
Cool. Is the body reinforced at all? How is the neck joined to the box?
#2 posted 01-07-2014 03:29 AM
Yes the body is reinforced. I glued a block along the end the neck is attached to. Then I cut a groove into the block and an tenon on the neck that fit the grove. I then epoxied the neck in the grove and put two screws from inside the box, into the neck. this is the first one I have done this with, I usually just glue a piece of wood inside the box and them screws into the neck. Thanks for the comment.
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#3 posted 01-07-2014 04:03 AM
Very very nice. Check our out on my projects page. One of them is electric.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijdxdlU-waU
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#4 posted 01-07-2014 05:49 PM
They look great,love the turtle.
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#5 posted 04-15-2014 12:55 AM
Love it, and you are right! “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.”
When a teenager in High School in the early 60’s, I made a 60’s Gibson Classic Electric Guitar Look Alike out of a piece of 2×12 and 2×4. It actually looks really good. Got the frets from an old broken guitar. Strings were nylon. It was a hang on the wall piece of art, and is still hanging on the wall in my son’s house and will probably end up on my grandson’s wall.
Think I may want to make a cigar box ukulele now, but thought like this happen very often.
-- Jb Wo
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