Tag Archives: DIY
January 31, 2011 by Tim
A little fun fact about me, I am a papercraft nerd. I love making little paper toys. Recently my wife …
January 1, 2011 by Tim
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! And what a year! Just like last year I am posting all the ukes that are at …
October 26, 2010 by Tim
I made my first real hard case for a ukulele, actually I made it for 2 ukes! Why make your …
October 22, 2010 by Tim
When I purchased my vantage banjo uke, I knew I was taking a chance that it would be a wall hanger. The head was torn and I had never replaced a banjo head or tried anything like that before, but I figured what the hell, how hard could it be? It is not hard to do once you know how, but finding out how ro replace a head of an in-line banjo ukulele compared to a regular banjo head with the outside brackets proved to be impossible. That is why I wrote this. So that someone else who is looking for how to do this may find something on it.
October 3, 2010 by Tim
Some would say there is a special place in hell for what I did to this uke. The first rule when finding a vintage ukulele is to never, I mean never ever strip the original finish off. So I did it anyways. In my defense the name on the head was gone, head was torn, and the tuning pegs were shot. Not to mention that there was no bridge or tailpiece.
So here is the list of what I did:
August 15, 2010 by Tim
My wife and I try to go to the Third Sunday Market a few times during the summer here in Bloomington IL. When I am there I am always on the look-out for ukuleles. Last year I found a 1920’s Richter with the big 10 flags on it. Plays great and I got it for $40, put very little into it to get it to play. This year I found one that was not in as good a shape but it was $30. What I know about it is that it is a bango ukulele, looks like maple body, but I have no clue who made it. I am hoping in time that I will and that it will be resurected and playable. I will update this as I know anything and as I “restore” it.
Take a look at the gallery and plaese comment on what you know about it.
December 31, 2009 by Tim
Well here I am ending the year with a built, and by no means finished, cigar box ukulele. In all this project took me a few more weeks than I thought it would. Part of it was life and part of it were things that I did not expect while building this crazy thing. Below I will talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly. (Most of it good with the ugly things stemming from my issues)