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How to make a lap harp/psaltery /zither including diy zither pins

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly Oct 20, 2018. 2 Replies

So I decided to go a bit fancy and knocked up a psaltery and did up an instructable for it. I  even made my own zither pins. …Continue

Tags: harp, zither, lap, Psaltery, pin

Tuner grommet fitting tip

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Sep 12, 2018. 2 Replies

Watched a video by a pro builder pressing grommets into a headstock using a purpose built press. I was fiddling with a few things to see if I could replicate something similar with stuff I had in my…Continue

4 string tuners space and alignment - the mandolin tuner solution.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Milt Haselmire Jun 16, 2018. 1 Reply

I have been playing around with mandolin tuners. The advantage is that you get 4 in a nice neat line 25mm apart (about an inch) and the knobs can be flipped left to right without much trouble while…Continue

Bending a backing plate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Vickerson May 26, 2018. 11 Replies

So my plan called for a curve in the headstock, the trunk of a ukulelephant has to curve…Continue

 

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Titch the Clown replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Slide off decals
"The tuners are, or at least were regular open  back bass tuners that I widened the slots of.  The strings are bass ukulele strings apparently by Aquila but are apparently resold OEM sets.  Full build…"
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"Been messing around with that font for my 'Flester' logo too. I see my question re strings is answered on your other post."
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"That is a beauty, Titch."
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Titch the Clown replied to Tony's discussion Cigar Box Upright Basses
"I haven't built one myself but I have seen a few tea chest basses here in Australia and I  think the yank equivalent is the washtub bass.  I have read of suitcase upright basses. "
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Titch the Clown replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"https://youtu.be/hwpjJeD4_3M I use a Y handled vegetable peeler. The kiwi brand from Thailand is my favorite. The ones from Ikea and Kmart are also good.  I then finish off with a random orbit sander. "
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Got featured on the Duckworks website with my Uke'n'paddle

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

My article on how to make a uke'n'paddle got front page treatment on Duckworks boating magazine.

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At 6:25pm on August 20, 2018, Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson said…

Hey Titch I saw your post on Spokeshaves about the spud peeler, I bought one and it works great! Thanks for the tip, for the sake of a couple of ££'s (I'm in UK) it's saved me a load of grief :))

At 10:02am on May 25, 2014, Jim Morris said…

Real good job on that banjo uke Titch! Hope to hear how she sounds. All the ones I've made with that pete plastic are surprisingly loud!

At 3:48pm on September 12, 2012, Rob Uker said…

Hey Titch,

I just watched all your video. Which is a major feat due to my limited attention span.

All your builds are very clever and you play and sing well too.

Keep building and posting

 
 
 

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