Al Allen (Hangten)
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"Three Pickers" has anyone seen the DVD?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tam Givens Nov 22, 2009. 1 Reply

Homemade Stains

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Dec 8, 2009. 41 Replies

OK I'll ask - Has anyone tabbed the Jeopardy Theme

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mortimer Snerd Aug 29, 2009. 4 Replies

 

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At 10:04am on May 10, 2010, Bluesheart said…
Thanks for the kind words and inspirational video! Wow, just when I thought life is tough sometimes!
At 7:55am on February 22, 2010, Tim Fleischer said…
Welcome Al...I just joined the Ohio group yesterday. You do some really nice work. I especially like the Brass Lass. Is that hinge you used for a tailpiece just a stock home depot/lowes type item? I noticed you're a big fan of the "Dulci" fretting. That's what I'm currently working on.
At 7:15am on February 13, 2010, THENUGE said…
thanks Al..the scale i use is 24.9 inches, i think it just looks long cause i use 24 frets
At 5:46am on January 28, 2010, Shelley said…
Hi Al,
Well, when i made the uke i didn't have a taperer so i tapered them as best i could by hand. I have in the mean time bought a taperer and will redo these pegs to give them a better fit. They are quite thin and i had used old bobbins. The wood of these was quite dry but if you were to buy some new ones, it would probably be do-able. I too love the look of them. Good luck with your building and send me a note if you use them and let me know how it came out. BTW, there are more video's of me on 'The Uke Box' youtube channel. Enjoy!
At 4:23am on January 26, 2010, Shelley said…
Hi Al,
Thanks for your comments. My peg tuners are made out of lace bobbins.
You can find them online. Here is a link:
http://www.lacemaking.com/LacemakingCircle.htm
At 4:41am on January 25, 2010, Tooth said…
Hey man. In response to your bridge question, it's a piece of stainless steel tubing and a couple of tubing clips.... Great aesthetic and sounds good.
At 9:24pm on January 22, 2010, Jkevn said…
Glad to have ya as a friend brother, even if ya are retarded I mean retired...
At 11:53am on January 11, 2010, Jess said…
Al, I'll be interested in hearing about the uke build and seeing photos. I'd like to try it, but I think I'll get a little more knowledge and ability before I attack that monster.
At 10:40am on January 10, 2010, Jess said…
Thanks for the comment Allen. Your builds offer some great ideas for us newbies.
At 3:21pm on January 2, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
hey al my scale length on the whiskey d-bows are 24.75 scale. but they could be made with any scale length.the dowells start out at a 36 inch length but i usually cut them down after i figger out the proportion of the overall instrument. i usually leave 3-4 inches on either end of the build,but that is just my way it don't have to be cut at all. i use 2 different size dowells the whiskey d-bows have the larger size dowell which is a 1 in. dowell. on some of the cigar box builds i use dowells that are 3/4 in. like the vintage san felice build i,m workin on right now has the 3/4 in. dowells in it. take care al---talk wit ya later.
 
 
 

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