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The Uke Project Part 5

The Uke Project Part 5 Well, all good things come to an end.  In this case, Earl Scruggs Earl was not just a great banjo player.  He was the greatest.  He made a massive contribution to social and cultural history.  … Continue reading

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The Uke Project Part 4

The Uke Project Part 4 Confession time.  This is really Part 5.  We did Part 4 on Friday night but only stuck the neck on.  Since then a bit more got done and I’ve been too busy to blog.  That’s … Continue reading

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The Uke Project Part 3

The Uke Project Part 3: I remember reading in the Earl Scruggs 5 String banjo book (before some b*stard stole my copy), that if you become disgusted with your playing, particularly as a beginner, put the thing down for a … Continue reading

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The Uke Project Part 2

The Uke Project Part 2 This instrument building lark is fun, but bloody tiring.  I mean, you put in a full day in the office, go home, snatch a bite to eat, give a quick banjo lesson and then you … Continue reading

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The Uke Project Part 1

The Uke Project Part 1 One thing that we are blessed with in Australia is a plethora of very high quality instrument makers.  I first got exposed to this when I found in a bookstore a copy of “Australian Made, … Continue reading

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Hello world!

And hello back at you all. This blog is to chart the progress of a new project – building a soprano ukulele.  My good mate John “Chopper” Copley who has helped me with a few bow projects suggested I have … Continue reading

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