Barnes & Noble Bookstores all around the country are having a Mini Maker Faire in their stores this Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nov 6 thru 8. They have one hour presentations by any hobby group…Continue
We have scheduled the CBG meeting at the Strum Shop in Roseville, CA on Sunday, July 21st, from 1 to 4pm.We will have a guest speaker, Rand Moore from China, so review his page on CBN prior to the…Continue
The plans for the 2nd ever Sacramento Area CBG Get-together are coming together.We will have a show & tell for you to showoff your new CBG or CBU.Tommy Young (washtub bass) will give a class on…Continue
"The next meeting of the Sacramento Area CBG Workshop is Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 12 noon at Rich & Kathy's in Carmichael. We will have a potluck, so email me back with the number of people attending with you and we will setup…"
"This custom Chicago Tenor Electric CBG for Tim G in San Miguel, CA has a new feature that I call a "Double Scarf Cut". I cut a regular 13 degree headstock from the standard 1 1/2 by 3/4 inch poplar wood stock on my table saw using a…"
"aloha from uncle tommy,
I like to find a group of builders here in riverside . Doesn't seem to be one.
I build with gpa tom in la Habra ca .Also at home , would be nice to maybe pass on the skill to a Younngster. any one who may know one…"
"Hello ... I'm almost a local. I live in Lodi and am interest is starting to build a CBG for my son for Christmas. He gave me a Mike Snowden CBG last year and I love it. I'm having trouble finding a finished good quality neck and need…"
I spent the morning fooling with the reso. Got it sounding a little louder now. The bridge I had was cut away in the middle and I decided that is exactly where the pressure should me max. So I replaced it with a solid one. I also temporarily clamped a wood block across the strings just behind the back of the reso to increase the bridge break angle. It didn't seem to make any difference in volume.
I have been thinking about your uke neck joint. I think it is much simpler and better than mine.
However, I don't have the technology to cut off the neck with a perfectly square cut. That is my first problem. I thought of a couple solutions. The first is to build a mitre box and make it very tight and accurate. I could even shim up the end of the neck while cutting to get a tiny amount of neck drop, if I wanted. The second would be to use the compound mitre saw at the tall ship whenever I want to make that cut. It is only a mile away and the saw is excellent with good sharp blade, etc. I could put a spacer behind the neck so the headstock would not interfere with the alignment in the saw.
The next problem would be drilling that hole for the hanger bolt perfectly straight. I see you have a tool for that. Maybe there is something like that around the tall ship tent.
Do you put any neck drop on your ukes? Do you think it is useful/necessary? I put a slight amount in and lose about half of it when I string it up.
Thanks for the comment. My father in law actually gave me the spittoon as a joke. When he found out I started building he thought he would be funny. He dropped it off one day and said "lets see you do something with this" smiled and walked off. 2 weeks later I showed up with the finished product and he was literately speechless. Made me smile.