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 Post subject: 13 year olds first build
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:00 am 
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Hi, this is my first mando build. Its a stewmac campfire mandolin kit.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:23 am 
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I like it , well done ! [:Y:] Smaller instruments are fun to build . Looking forward to hearing her sing ...... and your next build ... now that the bug has bit ! [:Y:]

It is GREAT to see a young one Joining us and learning !!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:29 am 
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Thanks it was really fun to build and great exp., I plan to build a 000 after christmas, that will be a challenge :D


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:52 am 
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Small steps .. Guitars are much more involved than the mando , same basics but require more time and patience .. From the look of your work , I would say you can do it , just understand going in that its more involved and a bit more difficult .

Remember one thing , There are NO DUMB QUESTIONS ... Feel free to ask for advice anytime . And use the search option . You will find that everyone here will be glad to give you good advice .

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:27 am 
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Good job, Cameron! And you've made it official with a nice soundhole label, too. That's great. Keep them coming.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:35 am 
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Nice job!
Obi Wan has taught you well.
Always remember to keep safety in mind when building: some things won't grow back if lost.
Please post progress pictures of your 000 build.
Again, very nice work!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:42 pm 
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Guitars are much more involved than the mando


That may be true for a flattop mandolin, but try making an F5! A guitar takes me about the same amount of time as a carved top A type mandolin. However, for a 13yo that is a pretty darn good effort. Well done.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:03 pm 
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Very nice job! Good to see another starting young.
Good move starting with a kit, I sort of wish I had done the same.
I tried a scratch electric as my first build when I was 13. I think it now lives in a dark corner of the attic.
That mando, on the other hand, certainly has no reason to hide!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Good on ya! It looks nice, and you'll never forget the feeling when you finally get it tuned up and playing. I wish I had started at 13. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:40 pm 
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Great job, and welcome to the world of building!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:05 am 
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I'm finally finished!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:04 am 
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Very Nice work !! [:Y:] Can you get a clip of her being played , would love to hear it .

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:57 am 
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Well done! Did you enjoy building it?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Well done! My guess is you are planning you next two or three in your head already.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:57 am 
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Oh ya, very fun to build. It was good just to get away from the stress and things of life and just go build. It was really good experience in instrument making, I carved the neck, put in frets, made a nut and inlayed! So it was awesome, and I'm still trying to figure out what my next should be? Does anyone have any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:57 am 
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Oh ya, very fun to build. It was good just to get away from the stress and things of life and just go build. It was really good experience in instrument making, I carved the neck, put in frets, made a nut and inlayed! So it was awesome, and I'm still trying to figure out what my next should be? Does anyone have any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:12 am 
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Yes , Try a Uke .... That will give you an idea of what a guitar would be like , in smaller package

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The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
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The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:46 am 
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What would you like to play? Build that (unless it is piano or something).

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:41 pm 
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Thanks, I play a little uke so I think a might try it. There's some nice kits on stewmac or do you think I should try a scratch build?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:31 pm 
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yep! Go for it, you learn more with each build. Research the forums and you'll find everything from kits to guys who build great ukes with firewood piles. Local woods work, or if you have the excess cash laying around there is no end to what you can play with. Make sawdust carefully, and enjoy!


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Thanks, I play a little uke so I think a might try it. There's some nice kits on stewmac or do you think I should try a scratch build?

You know your own ability. If u feel confident go scratch. If not get a kit and go that way...either way it's a learning curve

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The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
http://wiksnwudwerks.blogspot.com/
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:04 am 
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thanks, I found a kit I like on stewmac (its a tenor uke) and I think ill go with that. Since there kits are fairly basic there's room or me to add something. I was thinking of binding it with rope purfling which is said to be used as uke binding so ill try that :). And ill keep looking and maybe find something else to make it my own.

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Keep us posted on the uke! Can't wait to see it.

As for scratch building, it sure is gratifying but requires some tools and skills that you will have to work out. If you are processing your wood from lumber, you will need to be able to resaw it. Then you will need to learn to thickness your stock (even if you buy resawn sets you will have to thickness them). Also, you will need to learn to bend sides (if you haven't already). I'm not saying this to discourage you from doing it. Just start thinking about how you would accomplish these things as you are doing the kit. Have fun!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:08 pm 
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I will, I think I will be ordering it this summer once I get out of school, then ill be starting my second!!


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That's funny cause I'm 14 and just finishing up the tenor ukelele kit. By the way good job on the mandolin


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