Poor Butterfly on Boxalele

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The making of a Boxalele

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A boxalele — by me

Here are a few pictures of my hand-made (with my own blistered and bleeding hands) Boxalele. I was going to make a cigarbox¬†uke, but the only cigarboxes I can get easily are pretend wood (cheap veneer), and after carving the neck (black heart sassafras), I couldn’t put it with a rather¬†ordinary cheap cigarbox — so I made my own ordinary, blood stained box.

I hope to put strings on it tomorrow, and if it stays together, I’ll link to a youtube video of it to give a sound sample. If it falls apart, I’ll let you know that too.

Published in: on August 16, 2011 at 5:45 pm  Comments (4)  
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