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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:28 pm 
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johnnparchem wrote:
Oval Soundhole wrote:
Thanks, John, The inside mold took me 5 minutes to make and worked perfect. It was mostly to practice inside mold use so I can get ready for a violin build.



The violin mold idea gives me another idea to make the inside mold work well for ukeleles. Cut out a notch for the heel block and the tail block to fit into. Use a dab of glue to lightly glue them into the mold. One could also drill some convenient holes for clamps such that the sides could be fitted and possibly glued one at a time.

Now I think I can start the uleleles I have been saving scrape for.


Yep you could make it just like a traditional violin inside mold. My sides were just one piece of wood, so I had to glue one side at a time :D

I just finished pore filling (I pore fill with egg whites) the uke. I would post a pic, but there really isn't much to see.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:39 pm 
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I have 7 chickens at home, so I may try to do an egg white pore fill.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:24 pm 
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The egg white method is fool proof, all you do is put some egg whites in a bowl, dip a piece of 220 wet or dry in, and wet sand with egg whites in small areas. Works great and it's non toxic and organic.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:03 pm 
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I have questions!

How did John know that Oval used an inside mold? (can I call you Oval?)
Can you post a picture of the mold? I've never seen one.

I have got to start building scrapaleles too. They seem like a great, fun way to practice a number of skills related to guitar.

Also, I wish to become a bad ukulele player.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:13 pm 
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ColestineGuitar wrote:
I have questions!

How did John know that Oval used an inside mold? (can I call you Oval?)
Can you post a picture of the mold? I've never seen one.

I have got to start building scrapaleles too. They seem like a great, fun way to practice a number of skills related to guitar.

Also, I wish to become a bad ukulele player.



ColestineGuitar,

I had the same question, but I believe if you look at Oval Soundhole's first post with the photograph you can see that the sides are clamped to a thin profile of the body on the inside.

Oval Soundhole, what is that mold made from, thick cardboard? More scrap wood?


Oval Soundhole wrote:
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:15 pm 
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Ah, I begin to see.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:56 pm 
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The inside mold is made from 1 1/2 inch mdf (two 3/4" pices glued together) It is the almost the shape of the body, but slightly smaller to account for the sides.

BTW, you can call me oval, oval soundhole, or Brian. I prefer Brian though :D

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:29 am 
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Brian it is, then. And I think I see a Uke mold in my future (eying some 3/4" MDF).

(thanks, Brian.)


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