Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

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Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

Postby Brett Sloma » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:39 pm

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

Postby Barry Daniels » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:49 pm

Your photos are not showing up.
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Re: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

Postby Peter Wilcox » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:43 am

They show up OK in Firefox, but the URL for the images is a bazillion characters long.

"https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3EC9k3GgcmXA7bp81CtaN9ZsGDM6DBDWYNOKnvGmJATzheTugG7i8V-EjqIuhocpllIgYjKlNa9BNoYcSIy_503d7FsoB7GDMu0EBRRRdv_2VfOFcaQbgCm2gSeD8Dzg8H37_TMYIa2TlHciEN7DgIyV27AbCO4Mp_BwjPB-YgVKbTWSvvU7543YQniYSt3gXfKgalWSZzu_OE0rUX_EXOmpnJaIs1MloxtsA47eCuaooCVNAs9KZH3izgpS5TlrjA2M6cuF_kGn5xBOSxgnUVO9laQDZ9Osb7m5RrhsFXVbZ0zo_Lvf40YqL3_7Fsw63Xwvp24kKvr0I3L4ByKAG_jAvTLL6J1V4ER75SfKXbSoY-3mJ49YiE5npi8LQRdg3IOD8kNuzNKMH6arG3F2knFDAyAxaINiFzXNO_k-2FN-_CjRcrYpgt5gBNf2ADvJ-aGK_JfQGjyol7DfyD-0RPvnqFXAtHt0RKytf3kN2dM4QpFzwuoM9X31xkeEj5vwn415PPcHHkzD5xXFWxFxMa-Q7dRhcKEkpJ8wtW7u-LA1g_lDEzx1bdJbjdrpIcqwSYC7-274vAnvhdSSO7906pQ7Eg4ievp92LoPFDnRwbLBB8luQEt5gDGoOWBKjtodCajrvbLlv5MCj6AY7Hqq74ICqxWn5PkQHpwI0KKjg4J9RfRwqRxGqg=w1010-h757-no"

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

Postby Brett Sloma » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:00 am

weird, why can I see them just fine?
Barry Daniels wrote:Your photos are not showing up.
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Re: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

Postby Brett Sloma » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:16 am

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

Postby Peter Wilcox » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:04 am

You can upload pics (and sound clips) to the forum - follow instructions here: https://www.mimf.com//phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1656

Really pretty simple. When you post there is a tab at the bottom labeled "upload attachment" where you add the file to the post. There are size limitations.
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Re: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

Postby Mark Wybierala » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:04 am

I can't see your photos but welcome back friend. Hope to see you often.
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Re: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

Postby Jim McConkey » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:26 pm

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 instead of linking to Google.
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Re: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

Postby Brett Sloma » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:41 pm

Jim McConkey wrote: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 instead of linking to Google.


Thanks for that. I'll try to figure out a better way next time around. Seems like Google images doesn't play well with various things. I've had other similar troubles, but not always.
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Re: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

Postby Peter Wilcox » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:38 pm

Now I can't see the images, whereas I could before, pero no me importa. No google for me. :evil:
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Re: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

Postby Mark Wybierala » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:49 pm

I'm getting fed up with google and their un-helping ways.

But like I said before, welcome back.
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Re: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

Postby Rick Milliken » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:38 pm

Nice build. What are the woods? The fretboard and bridge wood, especially, are quite a unique looking wood.
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Re: Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

Postby Brett Sloma » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:21 pm

Rick Milliken wrote: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 head plate is is Tauari (Brazilian Oak). Brazilian Oak sometimes has lots of silica, and it turns out I have the nastiest most silica filled piece that you'll ever find. In minutes it wrecked my band saw blade and dulled my jointer knives.
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