Oud building video

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Josh Humphrey
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Oud building video

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It's been a while since I posted here, and I would like to share this video.

Some students from the U of Oregon were doing a documentary project and wanted to get the construction of an instrument from start to finish.

They were able to film most stages of construction of a recent Turkish oud I was building. They did a great job framing the shots, blocking and editing and I think the resulting video is really well made.

And, you get to see my build process from log (the bowl wood is Apple, harvested form my backyard 8 years ago) all the way to (un)finished oud.

I hope you enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/61993208
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Bob Gramann
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Wow! Thank you for sharing that. I love watching how other builders do things. Nice instrument.

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Josh, this is really nice. The video is very well done and it is always nice to see the high quality work you do. I love the hanging 'stack' of sound hole cutouts.

Looks like you have a budding luthier there!
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Very cool. Nice playing, and great looking oud.

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Super cool! If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video can be priceless. Lots of good sequences of the stave construction. A thumbs-up to those Ducks who produced the video. And the guy playing wasn't too bad, either!
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Josh, I meant to ask in my previous post about the thickness of the staves you're bending. How does bending apple compare with other things you've done?
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Very nice Josh, both the video and the instrument. I watched it twice. I liked the way they ended it by showing you playing the piece of music we listened to during the show. Cool!

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Thanks all- I'm glad you're enjoying it! I was really impressed by their editing and film work.

Neal- I took the apple down to about .088" , but after gluing I probably scraped off another 10-15 mils. It bent quite easily, but it tended to have a quite a bit of springback, so I would go back and rebend everything, some staves even twice.

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