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by Brett Sloma
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A Different Way of Steam Bending
Replies: 8
Views: 3538

Re: A Different Way of Steam Bending

Steam1 - Copy.JPG[/attachment]Thank you, What I meant about condensate was that as the steam cools, moisture forms and goes somewhere (as I'm sure you know) so you may end up with a puddle below the jig. Maybe a little tray below or by setting the whole assembly in a shallow baking pan to catch the...
by Brett Sloma
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A Different Way of Steam Bending
Replies: 8
Views: 3538

Re: A Different Way of Steam Bending

Is the inside/outside mold in the fifth picture a drying/cooling press? All of the forms need to be exact versions of each other, I imagine. Yes, it seems to need to be clamped overnight for best results. The outside form is essentially half of a building form. In hindsight I would have just built ...
by Brett Sloma
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A Different Way of Steam Bending
Replies: 8
Views: 3538

Re: A Different Way of Steam Bending

Well, that is an innovative way to do this and it saves on having different jigs and steam boxes. My only two thoughts would be: 1. I might use multiple rows (say 3) of steam outlets to provide steam across the entire side as opposed to just centered, and 2. What would be the best material to make ...
by Brett Sloma
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A Different Way of Steam Bending
Replies: 8
Views: 3538

A Different Way of Steam Bending

https://www.facebook.com/longfellowguitaranduke/videos/654679118616938/ Steam bending ukulele sides. Steam is brought right to the mold/bender. Then the piece is removed and clamped. https://scontent.ffcm1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83480691_135620154583860_5471264821540290560_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_o...
by Brett Sloma
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Oak and Cedar Concert Ukulele
Replies: 3
Views: 2280

Oak and Cedar Concert Ukulele

This is my fifth ukulele. 5 completed this year. https://longfellowguitaranduke.wordpress.com/2019/12/12/76/ Oak back, sides, and neck, White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) top. Granadillo fingerboard and bridge. This has an X braced top, and solid linings. I'd have to say this uke is the best sounding ...
by Brett Sloma
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder
Replies: 12
Views: 7366

Re: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

Nice build. What are the woods? The fretboard and bridge wood, especially, are quite a unique looking wood. Thanks. Top is Western Red Cedar. Bridge and fretboard is Wenge. My Wenge has yellow flecks in it. Sides and back and Honduran Mahogany and neck (I believe) is African Mahohany. Binding and h...
by Brett Sloma
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder
Replies: 12
Views: 7366

Re: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

The forum software was confused because the links did not point at actual images. I changed the OP's image links to URLs, and the links now work, but be forewarned it will not show you the images unless you are logged into Google's services. It would be better to attach the actual photos here inste...
by Brett Sloma
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder
Replies: 12
Views: 7366

Re: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

My photos are on Google Photos. I'm not sure how to add/insert them correctly so that everyone can see. Anyone have some tips? Or do I have to host them somewhere else?
I'll try this way, though. Click link to see album.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/JGkL2fHcfkMW7Lwk6
by Brett Sloma
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder
Replies: 12
Views: 7366

Re: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

weird, why can I see them just fine?
Barry Daniels wrote:Your photos are not showing up.
by Brett Sloma
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Osage Orange slab- yes, no?
Replies: 9
Views: 4163

Re: Osage Orange slab- yes, no?

I've been on sawmill creek, where a guy has offered a 1"x25" x65" slab of osage orange for part of the cost of milling ($80). Do you think it'd be a good idea to get it? In terms of resawing, I was thinking of dropping by a local luthier supply house for the resawing...or going to a luthier friend ...
by Brett Sloma
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder
Replies: 12
Views: 7366

Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

:D

I was doing guitars - archtops and then flat-tops, a ways back in time.

And now, I'm making ukuleles. (and finishing unfinished guitar projects)

Here is my latest. Yes, unconventional. Can someone guess what inspired the shape?

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