Homemade Banjo Ukulele — Tamborlele

Here are some pictures of my homemade Tamborlele — I took the tingles off the tamborine, added a maple neck and Tasmanian Oak (=gumtree) brace, bridge and strings, and presto — Bob’s your parent’s sibling!
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Home made ukulele — from match-sticks!

The Horsham Times reported, on 2 December 1932, that some people take recycling too seriously.

Mr. Donald McDonald made a ukulele from used match-sticks, complete with ivory bling from a hair clasp.

It took 200o match-sticks to complete the project. I hope Mr. McDonald wasn’t a smoker.

A more recent attempt (and a pretty good looking one) may be seen here.

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Homemade Cigarbox Ukulele No. 3

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The second cigarbox uke finished

I just have to hand it over to the boy (the hard part).

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The making of a Boxalele

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Ukulele DIY Video – How I adjust the action on a cheap uke

If you dare… (please excuse the occasional verbal slip in the video — sometimes the word “string” is spelled “sting” — thanks!)

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