Scrapwood Uke

jread
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Inspiration!
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Re: Scrapwood Uke

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Thanks, all, for comments. @stray feathers, I have two instruments ready to get made using cherry and walnut from trees in my yard. I had a guy with a portable sawmill come here and slice up some logs (pictures posted here 5(?)yrs ago). My plum tree came back after getting chopped down and had to get removed again, so I have some more plum air drying now. The concert and soprano uke are great platforms for trying new woods. I'm surprised how firm the sides are with the 2-ply curly maple veneer. I don't think I would try a guitar that way, but ukes, now, definitely.
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One month later... The uke is close to done; it needs a bridge and tuning pegs (edit--forgot frets, metal or gut also needed). Turning pegs is not much fun for me so I'm procrastinating. The peghead is veneered in ulmus procera, elm burl. The FB is from a busted Martin reject side, the neck, very old Spanish cedar and the top is from my 50 year old stash of euro spruce. Two more pix in next post and to All, Happy New Year!!
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2 more pix.
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Re: Scrapwood Uke

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looking good - nice wood selection. What is your technique for the rosette rings so they don't show a seam?
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Re: Scrapwood Uke

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Hi Ed,
I do a simple scarf joint with about a 1/4" overlap. The angle being fairly oblique, blends the purfling well. I know where joint is, but it's not very easy to see.
-dan.
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