Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

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Brett Sloma
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Old Member Quit Building for 1.5 Decade Becomes Ukulele Builder

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: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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Barry Daniels
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Your photos are not showing up.
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Peter Wilcox
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They show up OK in Firefox, but the URL for the images is a bazillion characters long.

"https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3EC9k ... 10-h757-no"

Nice instrument.
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weird, why can I see them just fine?
Barry Daniels wrote:Your photos are not showing up.

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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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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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I can't see your photos but welcome back friend. Hope to see you often.

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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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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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Now I can't see the images, whereas I could before, pero no me importa. No google for me. :evil:
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I'm getting fed up with google and their un-helping ways.

But like I said before, welcome back.

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Nice build. What are the woods? The fretboard and bridge wood, especially, are quite a unique looking wood.

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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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