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Old 04-25-2017, 12:23 PM
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I too have been awaiting further inspiration .


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Old 04-25-2017, 07:22 PM
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Well then, uhuh, oh yeah . . . Thanks folks.

I have been doing finish, as you should know if you have read all couple of hundred pages of this 3 or 4 year sequence of posts, It doesn't look too different from the first day to the last. Today was the last day for the Pernambuco 000, and it is also the day on which I glued the neck to the body on the Dream Series JB-15, but more excitingly perhaps, today I joined the plates for the "tree" tenor Ukulele mention a couple of months ago.

Here is the top in it's sanded but raw form, followed by the top with some turpentine rubbed on it making it resemble the color it will be when done.





I should be able to show you the Dream Guitar tomorrow.
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Well that sure pops it.
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:12 PM
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Nice bookmatching of that figure!
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:25 AM
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The top and the back of this Uke will be made from 4 consecutive slices which is what we call "flitch matched". The sides and the neck will be made from immediately adjacent pieces of the same board.
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:12 PM
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I made a rosette for the TreeUke and glued it in:



This kind of over the top bling usually looks good on this scale, IMO.
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:52 PM
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Cleaned up the rosette a bit:



Also, though I am slow in progressing, the neck IS on the Dream series and strings will follow shortly:

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Old 04-28-2017, 12:11 PM
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Rosette goes very well with "The Tree".

The "Dream" is looking good too!
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:11 PM
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Scalloped fan bracing, at least under the bridge:



Also, I have started the neck, which is at the top of the pic.
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Old 04-30-2017, 07:38 PM
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Fantastic uke!
Just back from the big island and it's better than anything I saw- obviously. Even in the ritzy queens marketplace uke shop.
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:31 PM
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I see Bruce has been holding out on us.

https://www.vancouverguitarfestival....-bruce-sexauer
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Public displays I expect to make this year include:

Next Sunday, May 7, I will co-host an NCAL meeting with Erivin Somogyi in his shop. http://ncal.club for more info.

Father's Day weekend will once again find me at the California Bluegrass Associations festival in Grass Valley Ca. This is unquestionably the best such event in the west, and our "Luthier's Pavillion" will have about 20 pro builders showing their stuff for the price of a day ticket. I will bring my dreads, of course, as well as basses and fiddles.

When I get home from GVBF I will have one day to unload my trailer and pack for an 1100 mile drive the Vancouver for Meridith Caloma's Vancouver International Guitar Festival. I lived and built in Vancouver for the first ten years of my career, and look forward to seeing some of my early work and many old friends. Although the event may be underattended as so many first shows are, I expect to have a great time.

The end of August will find me at the Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration. I will have a full plate there as I will be giving away one of my guitars to one of the show attendees, and that could be you! Personally, I loved last years SBAIC, and I expect the 2017 rendition to exceed 2016 from every perspective.

Finally, at this point, Baker Rorick's WILS has me spending most of a week in Woodstock NY toward the end of October.

I will have more to say about each event as it approaches, and after the dust settles.
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Here are five images of the Uke's Bird's Beak (Bridal) joint attaching the head to the neck. These are shot yesterday, after I carved the joinery, but before I glued it together.











At the moment I am clamping on the headstock verniers, and soon I will have pictures of that progress.
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Old 05-02-2017, 12:18 PM
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While this is most certainly NOT a guitar, the process is much the same. It goes by relatively quickly and is therefore easier to remember to keep the camera handy. The darker pictures are truer color-wise, the lighter ones are tweaked to make them easier to understand.









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Old 05-04-2017, 08:59 PM
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Here's a video about my SBAIC/'17 giveaway guitar, made by Peghead Nation.
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