F I N K B U I L T

Scale model cockpit FPV

fpv
cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

drano
Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste




Project ukulele – Neck and fingerboard

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I‘m not going to beat around the bush with any flowery introductions this week. You’re here to see how the uke’s coming along, and that’s just what you’ll find.

Gluing the neck to the body

Attaching the neck to the body was a pretty straight-forward affair. Since the neck is already shaped to provide proper alignment with regard to the face of the neck and the top of the uke, all you have to do is make sure that the neck is not in a twist.

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I pressed the 2 pieces face down on the bench to make sure that they were flat and held them together with some jumbo rubber bands while the glue dried.

This thing is really starting to look like a ukulele. Once that had dried, I trimmed the little protrusion from the back of the neck joint and sanded it smooth.

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Installing the fretboard

I mixed up some epoxy and glued the fretboard in place using a block of maple between the clamps and the fingerboard to keep things nice and square and protect the it from marring.

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The kit came with some micro-sized pearl marker dots for the fretboard, but I decided to install them as side-markers instead. I want to do something a little more special for the front markers.

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Next up: Pearl inlay.

3 Responses to “Project ukulele – Neck and fingerboard”


  1. Jason Says:

    Looking good!
    That fretboard wood and body binding really take that project uke to another level… VERY nice.

    Thanks Jason!

    steve

  2. Jose Says:

    Hello. I would like to know where you got your ukulele kit, because I’d like to build one from scratch. Thanks…

  3. Frank Goy Says:

    Nice frettage, and also, can anyone tell me anything for an electric ukulele, im trying to make one and there is virtually nothing on the interweb, so please help me!!