Al Allen (Hangten)
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"Three Pickers" has anyone seen the DVD?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tam Givens Nov 22, 2009. 1 Reply

Homemade Stains

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Dec 8, 2009. 41 Replies

OK I'll ask - Has anyone tabbed the Jeopardy Theme

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mortimer Snerd Aug 29, 2009. 4 Replies

 

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Al Allen (Hangten) commented on Al Allen (Hangten)'s photo
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"Tom, the frets are just "fret" wire cut to length and filed. The box cam just as is all I did was sand and finish the surface. Thanks for the compliment."
Sep 19, 2012
Tom Manno commented on Al Allen (Hangten)'s photo
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Uke02

"How did you make the frets? Just brass wire cut to size?  Also, did you scrape the edges of the box for the lighter color reveal?  Very nice build."
Sep 19, 2012
Al Allen (Hangten) replied to Michael Bargardi's discussion Ukulele necks
"Mainland Ukuleles also has them."
Oct 8, 2010
Al Allen (Hangten) commented on Leroy Beal's photo
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"Cool is all I can say. Want to share that secret? I'd love to do that on a few of my UKE's.."
Aug 15, 2010
Al Allen (Hangten) replied to Jason's discussion My new CBTRU in the group Cigar Box Ukulele
"Jason, lovely work it looks really great and I hope it sounds gud too. The UKE's I'm building all have great sound which is why I keep building them. I'm partial to the geared tuners though because they seem to hold tuning better for…"
Aug 6, 2010
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Jul 29, 2010
Al Allen (Hangten) commented on Michael Neis's photo
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"Cool! I like it. Rock on."
Jul 29, 2010
Al Allen (Hangten) replied to Steven's discussion Has anyone built a CBU from Mainland Uks parts? in the group Cigar Box Ukulele
"Steven, I've thought about using some of Mainlands parts but haven't as yet. Should be fun though except I like geared tuners over friction for better tone control. I've built three UKE's and 8 CBG's, all were fun. The…"
Jul 27, 2010
Al Allen (Hangten) commented on Mike Willmouth's photo
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01 Mike's CBG 10th Build_July 2010

"Good lookin axe there. Thanks for the pics"
Jul 23, 2010
Al Allen (Hangten) commented on Chris Ellbogen's photo
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"Lovely, is it uke tuned GCEA? Sure looks good and nice job on that bridge too."
Jul 6, 2010
Al Allen (Hangten) commented on Shelley's photo
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"Shelley, those look great, what a UKE players mascot. He could ride in the back of one of my CBU's"
Jul 1, 2010
Al Allen (Hangten) commented on MZ-HANDYMAN's photo
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MZ CIGAR BOX UKELELE

"Great looking UKE. Thanks"
Jul 1, 2010
Al Allen (Hangten) commented on Al Allen (Hangten)'s photo
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Uke02

"Thanks Shelley and Rodney I appreciate it."
Jun 26, 2010
rodney fruits commented on Al Allen (Hangten)'s photo
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"Great looking Uke! Love that butterfly thing too."
Jun 26, 2010
Shelley commented on Al Allen (Hangten)'s album
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1st Cigar Box Uke

"Sweeeeet! Can't wait to hear it!"
Jun 26, 2010
Al Allen (Hangten) posted photos
Jun 26, 2010

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At 10:04am on May 10, 2010, Bluesheart said…
Thanks for the kind words and inspirational video! Wow, just when I thought life is tough sometimes!
At 7:55am on February 22, 2010, Tim Fleischer said…
Welcome Al...I just joined the Ohio group yesterday. You do some really nice work. I especially like the Brass Lass. Is that hinge you used for a tailpiece just a stock home depot/lowes type item? I noticed you're a big fan of the "Dulci" fretting. That's what I'm currently working on.
At 7:15am on February 13, 2010, THENUGE said…
thanks Al..the scale i use is 24.9 inches, i think it just looks long cause i use 24 frets
At 5:46am on January 28, 2010, Shelley said…
Hi Al,
Well, when i made the uke i didn't have a taperer so i tapered them as best i could by hand. I have in the mean time bought a taperer and will redo these pegs to give them a better fit. They are quite thin and i had used old bobbins. The wood of these was quite dry but if you were to buy some new ones, it would probably be do-able. I too love the look of them. Good luck with your building and send me a note if you use them and let me know how it came out. BTW, there are more video's of me on 'The Uke Box' youtube channel. Enjoy!
At 4:23am on January 26, 2010, Shelley said…
Hi Al,
Thanks for your comments. My peg tuners are made out of lace bobbins.
You can find them online. Here is a link:
http://www.lacemaking.com/LacemakingCircle.htm
At 4:41am on January 25, 2010, Tooth said…
Hey man. In response to your bridge question, it's a piece of stainless steel tubing and a couple of tubing clips.... Great aesthetic and sounds good.
At 9:24pm on January 22, 2010, Jkevn said…
Glad to have ya as a friend brother, even if ya are retarded I mean retired...
At 11:53am on January 11, 2010, Jess said…
Al, I'll be interested in hearing about the uke build and seeing photos. I'd like to try it, but I think I'll get a little more knowledge and ability before I attack that monster.
At 10:40am on January 10, 2010, Jess said…
Thanks for the comment Allen. Your builds offer some great ideas for us newbies.
At 3:21pm on January 2, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
hey al my scale length on the whiskey d-bows are 24.75 scale. but they could be made with any scale length.the dowells start out at a 36 inch length but i usually cut them down after i figger out the proportion of the overall instrument. i usually leave 3-4 inches on either end of the build,but that is just my way it don't have to be cut at all. i use 2 different size dowells the whiskey d-bows have the larger size dowell which is a 1 in. dowell. on some of the cigar box builds i use dowells that are 3/4 in. like the vintage san felice build i,m workin on right now has the 3/4 in. dowells in it. take care al---talk wit ya later.
 
 
 

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