A Cigarbox ukulele — my second attempt.

My eight-year-old asked me to make him a ukulele. This is the result so far. Tomorrow or the next day, the strings go on, I hope.

Cigarbox

 

more cigarbox

 
and more still
 
I got the cigarbox (plywood) from here. The Huon Pine top, a friend gave me. I bought the Maple neck from here, and carved it myself — no professional would do such a lousy job.
 
Bracing…. (Tasmanian oak, but thin, on the top. Cheap pine to strengthen back and sides.)
 

top bracing

 
 
back and sides
 
 
The neck is slotted into the body of the cigar box and strengthens the box as well.
 
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Published in: on September 26, 2011 at 7:45 pm  Comments (6)  
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A Cult with ukuleles

Benjamin Purnell, whom the Pittsburgh Press in 13 May 1923 described as a ‘long-haired, long-bearded old fox’, was the leader of a religious cult. Purnell claimed to have been the younger brother of Jesus Christ and that Purnell could give his followers immortality on earth. But in the mean time, he allegedly liked to keep the younger girls of the community in his own house. A nasty piece of work, he was.

Never the less, the community did have a popular ukulele band.

Popular Ukulele Band from Cult

Published in: on May 24, 2011 at 7:33 pm  Comments (1)  
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