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More on the band sawn bowl ukulele

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grandpa Aug 10. 1 Reply

Just posted an instructable on how to make a band sawn bowl ukulele. https://www.instructables.com/id/Band-Sawn-Bowl-Ukulele/"Continue

Blind willie Johnston and the birth of the blues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Moritz Voegeli Mar 28. 4 Replies

Heard this on the radio today. About how the first bues recordings were made in texas…Continue

Protecting Calfskin from humidity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Nov 29, 2016. 4 Replies

Knocked up a banjo uke from an 8 inch hand drum and have noticed that the calfskin head is prone to reacting to changes in the weather.Any ideas how to stabilise it?…Continue

 

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Titch the Clown replied to Rose Ericson's discussion Banjo question
"I have used both heat shrunk PET and hand drums with animal skins. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-ukulele-with-a-pocket-knife/ https://youtu.be/Ua0zC0sCMgA Unfortunately I havent done a video with the hand drum /animal skin but they sound…"
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Titch the Clown replied to Joe Nanzer's discussion Fretting?
"The problem is probably either a saw that is too wide or wood that is too soft. I have rescued the odd misscut fret by back filling with superglue and sanding dust and recutting. I use a standard dovetail saw but have used hack saw blades. If the…"
Oct 6
Titch the Clown replied to guilhem's discussion Ukulele bass - string buzzing
"The action on most commercially made ones I have seen has been rather high. I have not seen one with decent acoustic volume.  I put about 3mm action at the nut and 6 or 7mm at the 12th on the one I made."
Oct 6
Titch the Clown replied to Kirk's discussion Less neck shaping for a faster build time?
"I have made a few dozen so far and sharpened the kiwi one once using a little diamond paddle thing. It takes a small amount of practice and a little bit of care on wonky grain but is the bees knees for what I use it for. Kitchenware area of the…"
Sep 24
Titch the Clown replied to Richard Dean's discussion Mistakes, goof ups, and paranoia...can you let go??
"I was using a tin lunchbox to make a uke which because of the art on it is unintentionally left handed."
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"That looks wonderful viewed full size.   I hope Ms. Emily plays the heck out of her."
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Titch the Clown replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Tips/advice on buying a CBG?
"Don't  Build your own. It's part of the fun."
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Titch the Clown replied to Lane Martin's discussion Repurposing an old piano
"The Ivory on the keys is something that looks great to reuse but can get you into trouble if you try to send it without CITES certification across borders. Not usually worth the bother."
Aug 25
Grandpa replied to Titch the Clown's discussion More on the band sawn bowl ukulele
"Nice piece, Titch. I read through your instructables post, which was quite thorough. Lots of chips and sawdust with this build! Good job."
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More on the band sawn bowl ukulele

Just posted an instructable on how to make a band sawn bowl ukulele. https://www.instructables.com/id/Band-Sawn-Bowl-Ukulele/"See More
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"Just posted an instructable on how to make a band sawn bowl ukulele. https://www.instructables.com/id/Band-Sawn-Bowl-Ukulele/"
Aug 6
Titch the Clown replied to Arthur Putnam's discussion whats the best Open G android app tuner?
"I use DAtuner It is a great chromatic tuner (i.e. to any pitch The lite version is free and has adds The pro version has no adds"
Aug 1

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Got featured on the Duckworks website with my Uke'n'paddle

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

My article on how to make a uke'n'paddle got front page treatment on Duckworks boating magazine.

link to artical on Uke'n' paddle

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At 10:02am on May 25, 2014, Jim Morris said…

Real good job on that banjo uke Titch! Hope to hear how she sounds. All the ones I've made with that pete plastic are surprisingly loud!

At 3:48pm on September 12, 2012, Rob Uker said…

Hey Titch,

I just watched all your video. Which is a major feat due to my limited attention span.

All your builds are very clever and you play and sing well too.

Keep building and posting

 
 
 

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