The Hurt Ukulele

So, here is the Hurt Ukulele.

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It is bare, as in no finish has been done to the uke. I made this with the sole purpose of testing how much damage it could take, so here it is:

The little thing took a lot of damage before some buzzing happened. I am fairly certain this was caused by something only in this uke, so I am confident my ukes will take a beating. Tuners aside, the only damage I see is some minor dents from when I was hitting it with a sword.

Video aside, here is the usual build process for my laser cut ukes.

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Half term projects: Old and New

Half term is here, and I have time to play around again. I have had these tonewoods for a while now, begging to be made into an uke. Unfortunately, they’ll have to wait a little longer as I need to buy a bending iron. That’s an expensive tool that I should probably have to justify, seeing as this is a hobby. Bah, I’m going to buy it anyway.

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At the same time, I’m still continuing with the laser cut ukes I’ve been making. This one will probably not see much action as I am going to break it. For science. I wanted to know how much force these things could withstand after a friend said their’s broke. I have a gut feeling it was because of the direction of the grain as it was a solid wood, so it shouldn’t affect my laser cut ones, but I am still curious. I’m a little attached to all my ukes (total understatement) so it’ll be sad when it does fufill its duty…

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And yes, my desk top is dirty. Heck, there’s even a bloody tissue there! What can I say? I bleed a lot apparently.