Rob Uker
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Paint Finish Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder May 10, 2016. 6 Replies

I want to paint over a piece of wood (pine) and I don't want the grain to show through the finished coat. Like a factory guitarWhat should I use to coat the wood before painting it?Continue

Dog Dish Resonator

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fomhorach May 4, 2016. 12 Replies

I've been toying with the idea of building a dog dish resonator for a long time.They look great but how do they really sound? I've seen a lot of pictures but haven't seen a lot of videos featuring…Continue

Piezo parallel or series

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Uker Nov 10, 2015. 3 Replies

I'm building a bass using weed wacker strings. I'm using an acoustic pre amp. Initially I put the rod in the bridge but I got very little output.I got rid of the rod and wired two disks in parallel.…Continue

Selling Guitars at Festivals and Fleamarkets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Apr 19, 2015. 16 Replies

I love building CBGs, so…Continue

 

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"Thanks Dano, This was my first time beveling the edges on an acoustic instrument. I used a spindle sander to rough in the edges and a palm sander to finish them."
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Mockingbird Collage Aug 2017

"That is just so, ah... er... ! I'm speechless with admiration, Rob. So wonderful!"
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Mockingbird Collage Aug 2017

"Thanks John, The ready to use stuff makes us brave enough to try to build for the first time and teaches us that we can make something that works well and sounds good. It took me 43 instruments to get to this point and I learned something from every…"
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Mockingbird Collage Aug 2017

"that came out sa-weeeeeeeeeeet . ;-)"
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Mockingbird Collage Aug 2017

"Very nice.  Nice setting and pics too.   True, Jim.   Not to diminish what the CBG guys do, but more so, I think, with something like this.  And now that you said it out loud, so much ready made to use stuff…"
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Mockingbird 1

"Ha, that giant sure made that pretty guitar look tiny."
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Mockingbird Collage Aug 2017

"Jim, You are to kind."
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Mockingbird Collage Aug 2017

"Unabashed testimony: As opposed to yours truly (who simply jams a pre-cut piece of something-or-another into a cigar box, or between a coupla' boards and then slaps on strings and some paint), Rob is a true artisan."
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Mockingbird Collage Aug 2017

"Composition, technical skill. Striking. Excellent in every respect."
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I've been looking at cigar box videos for a couple of years before I began building. It became quickly apparent the Cigar Box Nation is the center of the CBG Universe.

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At 10:06pm on May 10, 2017, Jim_in_Tucson said…

At 10:58am on February 28, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks again Rob,the hook serves no function I just like the look of the extended heel.

At 8:48am on February 15, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Rob

At 3:22pm on February 6, 2017, BILL GRONER said…

Thank you Rob.  I try my best.

At 6:33pm on January 25, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

i was not while working, i slipt on a slab of ice on the parkinglot, i was of balance and hit my closed hand on the prikkely icy slab, the feeling is coming back now, but i still will be a while Thanks for asking Greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 9:03pm on December 29, 2016, Order99 said…

 Thanks-but compared to most of the builders here I consider myself a rank amateur.

 Even so,  i'm having fun scaring the neighbors with my latest build, my "Ukuklele for Dummies" book for reference and my horribly unskilled fingerings...  :)

At 3:33pm on April 6, 2016, gary sheldon said…

Thanks, Rob.  I have built 10 guitars and 17 ukes.  Mostly doing ukes these days.  Easier to build, play and sell.  I am starting to use Chinese necks and fretboards because they are so damn cheap and the quality seems ok.

At 10:20pm on March 10, 2016, Derek Rose said…

You are welcome, Rob, thx for accepting.

I used to post there a lot too, and Ukulele Cosmos but not many of the folks from before seem to be around those sites. Also used to frequent the 4th Peg way back when.

I run hot and cold on building due to the day job and honey-do list...  

At 10:17am on November 19, 2015, Lane Martin said…

Thanks, Rob. It's just something I ended up with that wasn't a "normal" uke headstock. You've done a lot of nice work yourself. That's one thing I love about this site...all the amazing creativity.

Thanks for posting pics from the Martin tour. I'd love to do that one day.

At 5:50pm on June 20, 2015, Andries D. EKER said…

Think so Rob!, flatten the graphite rods,so the cross rod do'nt slide, tap the box and sound appears, maybee a cover over the matchbos,Cloth or rosterwire, for finish touch, head phone, speaker or direct in a recording device, Words  above are not (         ) FOR ANY DAMAGE TO ............ but great fun to do whit kids,see there Faces, when the sound come out ! Greeeettssszz A.D

 
 
 

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