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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:08 am 
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Hello.

I am New at this forum. I have buildt some Electric guitars and a fretless bass. Now it is time to try Acoustic instruments. I have started on a Tenor Ukulele and a Martin-style guitar using plans from Georgia Luthier Supply. This build thread is for my Ukulele.

I really wanted to build using local material. Local means Northern Norway. So material is locally grown Spruce, birk and Rowan. This is not the most common materials for guitars, but I am not the first who use it. I am Lucky to have materials stored for many years, and a lot of Tools. (I also have a boatbuilding-project going)

I hope to learn from experienced luthiers here at the forum. Here are som photos of progress so far:

Rosett made of root from Willow
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Sides ready for the top. Made of birk
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Top glued on. Top made of spruce - two part bookmatched
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:53 am 
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She's looking great so far Fred!!

Welcome to the OLF too!

PS: I'm a fan of the TV show Lillehammer which I know you fine folks can get in Norway too!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:05 am 
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Thanks Hesh. Yes Lillyhammer is a Great show. Lillehammer also have a Luthier that inspired me to build in local Woods. I recomend hes site:[url]http://www.norwegianwoodseries.com/index.php/about-us/[url]


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:22 am 
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Looking forward to glue this on the headstock. Curly willow root. I found it myself, 20 years ago
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:08 am 
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Made a binding router rig. Worked well!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:45 am 
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Starting to look like.. something. Neck and back is not glued, as I am waiting for a preamp to mount before closing it. Also making a knife from the same willow used on the headstock
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:53 am 
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Looking great. Nice wood choices. When you say Birk, is that what we Usonians would call Birch? Somewhere here is a thread about Art's "Norwegian wood" mandolin, you should check it out.

BTW, in that last picture, is the bridge sitting there backwards or do the strings load from the front?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:36 pm 
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It look great Fred!
I really like the wood color and figure!
Dan

I like your binding jig.
I will make one like it and give it a try.
Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:58 am 
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The bridge is bacwards but not glued. :-)

Yes it is Birch (Betula pubescens)

Thanks for the responses. I will check out the Norwegian Wood mandolin thread

Fred


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:36 am 
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I like your binding jig.
I will make one like it and give it a try.
Thanks!
Dan[/quote]

btw:

The plywood on the binding rig is mounted on the router base With double sided tape. A really simple solution, but it Works!



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:39 am 
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ImageImageuke finished and working on the guitar

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:54 am 
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