Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
But it was really hard to carve. I usually go directly from knives to 180 grit sandpaper, but this wood wanted to splinter and tear so I had to make the final shaping starting with 40 grit. That's as coarse as asphalt.
But, as so often the case is with ukuleles, it turned out nice again.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Others have turned out really really good. But I need to think about my routines.
So for the upcoming season I promise myself not to build when I'm not in a good mood. I'll not build for others than I want to. I'll make sure to finish stuff I've started ages ago.
This week I upgraded the workshop / workbench by mounting the solera on the wall, and the go-bar deck is stabilized by hooks that the threaded rods go through when they're attached to the board. It made a big difference.
The solera-free workbench is also secured to the two walls in its corner, so it won't rock when I plane stuff.
And on to the pics then - on the solera is the first soprano with a one-piece rim, it'll be a cedar top mahogany uke with binding around the soundboard. (I tell you about it so I can't chicken out of binding it.) The uke is the first in a long time that isn't ordered, I just felt like building a soprano with a softwood top.
If it's any good I'll put it up for sale. (If the binding's good that is...)
And in the other pic, you can see a resonator! I got cones and coverplates from Chickenbone John in England. The first one I finish will go to Arizona, Brian has helped me out for years now.
But the coverplates have those holes for the strings, I'll probably make a stringholder across them to save the nylon strings from snapping.
Stay tuned, I can promise all of you that some great ukes will be made now!
Upplagd av Sven Nyström kl. 7:01 PM
Thursday, August 2, 2012
So I bought a Knew saw that I have wanted a long time. Took tjis pic to show what good results a 7-year old and a 10-year old achieved with just a little help.
Worth every krona. Thanks Knew Concepts, and www.hyvlar.se