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 Post subject: Tenor ukulele triplets
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:11 am 
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Here are the bodies (finally) of three tenor ukuleles - a project that has dragged a little. Several glitches as I learned to work smaller. Still some cleaning up to do too. Two are Western Redcedar tops cut from the same board a foot apart, one joined to include more dark wood, and one more light. Bodies are Western Bitter Cherry (P. emarginata) which is a spindly tree out here and I don't know where they get wood big enough - maybe Washington or Oregon. One has rosewood binding and an abalone rosette for fun, and one walnut binding. The third just sort of happened. I was given some unidentified hardwood scraps passed on by my brother-in-law from a furniture making friend. I figured one odd L-shaped piece was Wenge, and I thought I could use it for fingerboards on the two cedar ukes. When I was cutting it, I realized I could just get a ukulele out of it too, so did that. The top is cut from a Sitka bracewood billet. I did spring for holly binding but if I were to do it again I think maple or cherry would have worked. There will be a Black Walnut neck for the Wenge uke and Yellow Cedar for the cedar and cherry ones. When I was doing next winter's firewood I found a piece of Arbutus (Madrone) from last year's supply that had not checked or split so I cut it up and it has remained stable (which is unusual), so a piece of that might become the fingerboard for the lighter cedar uke, maybe with a dark accent line to separate it from the Yellow Cedar neck. We'll see . . . Bruce W.


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Nice, 3 dudes in search of a neck.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:55 pm 
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The triplets have necks! I have rough-fitted them to the bodies. The heels need work; I think I will incorporate slightly rounded ebony heel caps to clean them up and finish them. The walnut neck has no headplate veneer, because I wanted to use some Grover uke tuners that I bought on sale, and they are short and only allow a headstock thickness of 7/16" I think. I bought longer tuners for the other two, but the shorter ones are the only ones available with white knobs, which I wanted to use on the wenge uke with holly binding.


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