2 x 4 Contest, You Talked Me Into It.

I saw the post on making a ukulele and I thought I would like to do it, a simple build that won't take too much time. I was suppose to make one at a uke forum when they had a thread on building them. One thing lead to another, I glued a couple of pieces of wood together for the neck, put it aside for a different project, will have to show you guys that one when it gets going. Looked through my stash of 2 x 4's, I have kept my eye out for any that would be half useful to build an instrument. Decided on one.

Actually as quartered as you are going to find and the grain is not too bad. Started cutting it into useful pieces and it gummed up my blade. I was planing on giving it a year or two to dry out to the moisture level to build an instrument. Hope to dry out the cut pieces will dry out by putting a fan on them. Or maybe put them in the oven but then they have to re-hydrate again to be useful. We'll see what happens tomorrow.

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Comment by Steve Holladay on May 10, 2017 at 3:05pm

Good luck!

I had been thinking about doing one but couldn't seem to remember to stop at Lowes an pick through the studs.  Monday evening I was weed eating around my shed and found this little jewel I had snagged out of a scrap pile a while back and forgotten about.

I have a little project with a couple of hours invested starting to take shape.  Maybe I'll get it done for the contest.  Laying outside like that seems to have really dried it out.  I'm thinking It has been out since last summer.

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