#1
SPECS:
  • Spruce top
  • Walnut back and sides
  • Mahogany neck


This will be a 17" scale tenor ukulele.

Making the rosette

I used a nail, paddle pop stick and some blades to cut the walnut part of the rosette. The photo should explain the method.



Finished walnut ring with B/W/B purfling.



Used same method to lay out rosette channel


Wood removed with chisel.



Next I sealed the channel with shellac, prebent purfling, assembled rosette then flooded with CA.

Rosette after levelling.



This ukulele will be made using the classical spanish heel type construction, so up next is the neck and bending the sides.
#3
Looks awesome man Finish your other stuff first though man haha!

How are the pups going?
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#4
Haha I know I should finish some stuff but i'm waiting on tools for other builds and I have everything i need for this here.

I'm definately going to wind the p'up on saturday. Sorry it's taken so long it's just been hard to find an hour to set aside to do it, i've been heaps busy.
#8
That rosette is a bit sloppy, but i understand that that will be fixed later.

Good job,
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#9
The end closest to the nut will be completly covered by the fretboard so I didn't worry about perfect joints there, everything else is fine.

I don't know if i'm going to worry about a pickup for this, i'm trying not too spend much money on this, most stuff i'm using is stuff i've got around.
#14
For this i'll use a hot pipe to bend the wood. On the acoustic i'm building i'm going to use a heating blanket.
#15
Any progress on this?? Love to see it done as I'm an avid uke fan.
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#17
I've done the back seam graft and layed out the braces. Not much is going to happen until the heat blanket system i've ordered arrives so I can bend the sides.

btw I've also bought enought queensland maple to do a all QM uke, so you may see that starting in the future.
#18
Excellent. A build not dealing with a guitar or bass (not that theres anything wrong with those).

This should sound very nice actually with the walnut back n sides.

Btw what kind of blade is that, that you could cut the walnut by hand?
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#19
Thanks.
The blade is just one of a bunch i've got for a hobby knife thing. I was surprised how well it cut the walnut, but it did take awhile. I've now upgraded to the stewmac dremel rossete routing jig.
#20
Ahh touché, touché. Btw I just noticed this is a tenor which made me that much mroe excited. Id choose a tenor uke anyday.
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#21
Tenor ukes rock, especially when you have freakishly large but dainty hands.
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