Tim Hooper
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Reso uke from Ebay kit....

Started this discussion. Last reply by rodger moore May 4. 4 Replies

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12-string cake tin resonator build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Hooper Nov 7, 2017. 18 Replies

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4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Hooper Aug 24, 2017. 39 Replies

Evening all!I've not posted a build here before, so bear with me if I get it wrong, ok?This is the second uke that that I've constructed out of an old acoustic guitar, that used to belong to my…Continue

 

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"Rich, In a rare moment of forethought, I angled the neck back by a couple of degrees, which increases the break angle over the bridge considerably. Tim"
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Reso uke from Ebay kit....

Apologies for not posting very often, so I hope you don't mind me sharing the latest aberration from my workbench.Starting with a cheap (£22 tenor uke kit, together with a 6" aluminium resonator (also Ebay), I've combined the two - together with a decent set of Aquila strings - top produce the instrument shown here.The…See More
May 2
Tim Hooper replied to Curio Bill's discussion How much more difficult is a dog bowl resonator to build?
"I've converted a scrap -string to a reso using a 10" aluminium ring-shaped cake tin.  I shimmed the neck to tilt back by a couple of degrees, and made a trapeze tail and a biscuit bridge.  Intonation is adjusted by moving the…"
Feb 14
Tim Hooper replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"You can get double-action adjustable truss rods quite cheaply on Ebay. Although I routed out the slot on my 6-string, from the rear, I don't see any reason why you couldn't laminate a neck around the truss rod. Tim"
Feb 14
Tim Hooper replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"I hear you on that!   Luckily my RC obsession pays for itself, as I do a bit of writing for one of the UK magazines to bolster the funds. Tim"
Nov 7, 2017
Grandpa replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"Also, nice looking, nice playing rescue git. Old guitars that don't say Martin or Gibson often get trashed. Good save."
Nov 6, 2017
Grandpa replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"R/C aircraft: There are really expensive aircraft, and there are less expensive aircraft. There are no inexpensive aircraft. The more you can spend, the faster you can fly."
Nov 6, 2017
Tim Hooper replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"Good looking guitar though! Tim"
Nov 6, 2017
Paul Craig replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"Sorry for the blurry pic, crappy camera and shaky hands."
Nov 5, 2017
Paul Craig replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"Yeah, they're too expensive. LOL I started  building a twin engine P-38 back in the 80's. It was a Balsa wood kit and I got down to where I need to order the motors, servos and controller. I saw the prices, put everything back in the…"
Nov 5, 2017
Tim Hooper replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"Thanks Paul, To be fair, I'm more than happy with the results so far!  I've moved on to another project; know anything about R/C model aircraft? Tim"
Nov 5, 2017

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5 - 3 ukes, 2 guitars
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I'm not a talented player - just a strummer, but I've always enjoyed fabricating things for everyday use; cars, model aeroplanes, etc.; far more rewarding than just going and buying a mass-produced item!

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