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by Cal
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Slim-line Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Slim-line Tenor Ukulele

I hate to sound like a cheapskate but they are eBay specials. They are really quite good though for cheap tuners, nice and smooth, the chrome work on them is very good and the finish is great. The timber buttons are a bit so so, the outer edge has been sanded fast on worn out sandpaper to a point wh...
by Cal
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Concert Uke with Bevel Cutaway
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: Concert Uke with Bevel Cutaway

Wonderful work as always Allen, you are an inspiration!
Cheers Cal
by Cal
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Slim-line Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Slim-line Tenor Ukulele

Thanks Trent, nice of you to say. Yes, the top just come together and due to the knot that was in it, it lent itself to being a heart shape. I would not have turned the sound hole into a heart if the grain ran straight up and down, it would have been a bit cliche I think.
by Cal
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Slim-line Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Slim-line Tenor Ukulele

Thanks Gaz, the tuners come with the timber buttons and are apparently rosewood of some sort, I may make my own and replace them at some point. I think it suits my daughter perfectly, nice voice without being overly loud. Cheers Cal.
by Cal
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Slim-line Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Slim-line Tenor Ukulele

A short video of how it sounds.
https://youtu.be/Ol4Bjscdvi8
by Cal
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Slim-line Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Slim-line Tenor Ukulele

Hello all, I have not been on here for a while. Busy with work and everything else life throws at us. I have managed some shed time, building this little ukulele for my 6 year old daughter. It has a Camphor Laurel body with Tasmanian Myrtle bindings, the neck is Brazilian Mahogany and Claret Ash, fr...
by Cal
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 18
Views: 3202

Re: More on dust extraction

Yep, the bit of flex I have it attached to only gets static charge if I have it hooked up to my makeshift drum sanding attachment that is on my big belt sander, when I use that same bit of flex on my tablesaw or router table I don’t get any charge off it. I think it has to do with the speed of rotat...
by Cal
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 18
Views: 3202

Re: More on dust extraction

The static electricity issue causing sparks and subsequent fires has been debunked many times, static charge can be felt on the outside of the ducting sometimes, I have a bit of copper wire around one length of flex duct that is grounded to the shed that I brush up against regularly, only because th...
by Cal
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood Baritone Uke - Video Gallery
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Re: Blackwood Baritone Uke - Video Gallery

That is lovely Allen, top work as always!
by Cal
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A quick ukulele
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: A quick ukulele

ROFL......classic story Cal. Nice work. Haha! Should have seen the looks on the others that turned up to take the class :lol: One fellow said “gee, you must have good tools” I said “That’s like telling a chef they must have good pots” oh no, he said, that’s different. Hmmmm, I use to get the same t...
by Cal
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A quick ukulele
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: A quick ukulele

Can't beat a good quickie, Cal 8) Looks like a Barimando with a Kb Pine top, not too shabby for a knock up!! I quite like the shape, well done! Gaz Thanks Gaz, yep King Billy top, Claret Ash for the neck, sides and back. Got the steam iron out of the laundry to do the bending, it was quicker than w...
by Cal
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A quick ukulele
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

A quick ukulele

After building my daughters baritone ukulele I decided that I should really learn how to play. I found an 8 week beginner course close to home and decided to enroll. In all my enthusiasm I forgot that I don’t own a ukulele. I enrolled on the Tuesday and started to build when I got home from work Wed...
by Cal
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 11125

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Thank you Wayne! I have just handed it over to my daughter and she is so happy with the end result, she can’t put it down :D
by Cal
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 11125

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Yep, that’s him :)
We will have to do a catch up again at some stage Martin, this ukulele will be gone at the end of the week so maybe once I get the other one finished so you can see my mistakes in person :D
by Cal
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 11125

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Yep, that’s Dig (who I told you about in Stirling) he is a very good player. Sounds better than I thought it would, I must learn how to play one day :wink:
by Cal
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 11125

Re: New to the group and guitar building

A short video of a friend playing the ukulele.
https://youtu.be/VYzndJW2nP0
by Cal
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 11125

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Thanks Martin and Wayne, there are floors and faults but the knowledge gained was worth it all :D
by Cal
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 11125

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Ok, finally at the end of the line on this one. Saddle slot cut and piezo connected. All strung up and ready to roll. Baritone ukulele (1 of 11).jpg Baritone ukulele (2 of 11).jpg Baritone ukulele (4 of 11).jpg Baritone ukulele (5 of 11).jpg Baritone ukulele (6 of 11).jpg Baritone ukulele (7 of 11)....
by Cal
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 18
Views: 3202

Re: More on dust extraction

Food for thought Pat...Bill Pentz.com , some say fanatical but, how much is your life worth?? I'm setting up my extraction system with a 4hp motor & 150mm spiral metal ducting with fittings. Bill site is a lot too wade thru, but a great guide line. I applaud your Extraction ideals Cal, great job!!!...
by Cal
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 11125

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Dave M wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:04 am
Sorry Greg I was trying to be funny!

The early ones all hanging from the ceiling, later ones OK. I'm on MS explorer and Windows 8.
Did you post this in the wrong thread?
by Cal
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 18
Views: 3202

Re: More on dust extraction

Sorry if it’s too much information, I’m not sure as to what you’re plans are or the amount of information you have on the subject. What I have written only touches the surface of a safe environment and dust, I really started to take notice after I turned and finished a bowl from redgum. I had a head...
by Cal
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 11125

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Back is on, bridge is on and preamp is installed, will do the binding next and give the bridge some time to rest before stringing it up to set the saddle location. The nut is on, only rough shaped will need lowering yet. 9E44C591-EA63-4E0E-95D2-DE6D369E9ED4.jpeg 6F7ECFFF-AFB5-44C8-92EB-E3C4834EB5F0....
by Cal
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 18
Views: 3202

Re: More on dust extraction

kiwigeo wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:13 pm
So THAT'S why the air is always fresher in Strahalbyn? :mrgreen:
Yep there is that and I am doing my part to keep the town in a constant vacuum, just the way the old towns folk like it :lol:
by Cal
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 18
Views: 3202

Re: More on dust extraction

ok, here are some images of my setup, in no particular order. the only machine I don't have with 150mm ducting is the bandsaw, its not exactly mine so I am not going to cut it open to the 150mm duct size. since I took these pictures I have added a large bell mouth hood the the belt sander. IMG_0687....
by Cal
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 18
Views: 3202

Re: More on dust extraction

Hi Pat, Probably the first thing to consider in installing a dust extractor is where it will be located, inside a shed is not an ideal location as you will be breathing in all the dust that the extractor is unable to contain. I have mine located outside the shed in its own shed and the duct runs thr...