Challenge! Day to Day 30

MoonMind

Hall of Famer
Dec 29, 2013
Switzerland
Matt
Start Date
Jun 30, 2020
End Date
Jun 30, 2020
Last day of June, but by no means the last day of this challenge - in fact, we're just two days away from leaving behind any kind of monthly frame ...

This clip is almost completely unrelated to photography, though not this challenge. What a show ... They demonstrate what no boy-band could ever dream of growing into - talk about dedication ...


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tonyturley

Hall of Famer
Nov 24, 2014
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Tony
This final day of June also brings to a conclusion the work on my latest cigar box ukulele, a concert scale made from a Davis 1886 box and a plank of Black Cherry I rescued and saved when we remodeled one of our rooms back in the early 2000s.The Black Cherry in the neck is sandwiched around a core of Ovangkol. I just strung it today, so the sounds it makes are not so much music as they are the sounds of strings trying to find their way. I've actually attached strings to instruments that sounded so bad when new I considered removing them, only to find a week or two later that they sounded pretty decent when tuned.

The uke is inspired by a set of similar CBUs made by Hawaiian luthier Sam Kamaka, Jr. a few decades ago. I made a few changes to suit my own preferences. A fun little project that I probably won't play a lot, but will keep on display to show off the Black Cherry that was once hidden under layers of paint. Who mixes a plank of Black Cherry in with a bunch of paint grade Poplar?

 

wee-pics

All-Pro
Sep 13, 2016
Germany
Walter
This final day of June also brings to a conclusion the work on my latest cigar box ukulele, a concert scale made from a Davis 1886 box and a plank of Black Cherry I rescued and saved when we remodeled one of our rooms back in the early 2000s.The Black Cherry in the neck is sandwiched around a core of Ovangkol. I just strung it today, so the sounds it makes are not so much music as they are the sounds of strings trying to find their way. I've actually attached strings to instruments that sounded so bad when new I considered removing them, only to find a week or two later that they sounded pretty decent when tuned.

The uke is inspired by a set of similar CBUs made by Hawaiian luthier Sam Kamaka, Jr. a few decades ago. I made a few changes to suit my own preferences. A fun little project that I probably won't play a lot, but will keep on display to show off the Black Cherry that was once hidden under layers of paint. Who mixes a plank of Black Cherry in with a bunch of paint grade Poplar?

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Congratulations, Tony, wonderful instrument. Time to relax a bit and enjoy (I know you've got others waiting and more in store).
Here's a little ditty of mine in memory of the old Scott Joplin Rags. For a long time I've been wanting to play a real "guitar rag" instead of transferring Joplin Rags to guitar. The Taylor helped me realize my dream. (Don't be too critical in judging, I've never had a single guitar lesson in my life).
Sometimes I Feel So Uninspired.mov
For details on this lovely "tonewood" made of sitka spruce (top), rosewood (sides and bottom) and ebony (neck) see attachments.
 

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William Lewis

Veteran
Feb 10, 2020
Hayward WI
William Lewis
This final day of June also brings to a conclusion the work on my latest cigar box ukulele, a concert scale made from a Davis 1886 box and a plank of Black Cherry I rescued and saved when we remodeled one of our rooms back in the early 2000s.The Black Cherry in the neck is sandwiched around a core of Ovangkol.
Wow, that's beautiful. I would love to afford such an instrument, but I'll just have to stick to playing cowboy chords badly on my Epiphone Casino Coupe.
 

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