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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:20 pm 
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Please only post your name and if your in the Challenge on this thread . Address all questions to the other thread .

Names Thus Far


( 2 ) Simon F
( 3 ) Comfyfoot ( Electric )
( 5 ) TheBolo
( 6 ) Dave Fifeld ( Guitar )
( 7 ) Mark Sorrentino ( Electric )
( 8 ) Cecil Carroll
( 9 ) Alan Pritchard
( 11 ) John A. ( Guitar )
( 12 ) Dennis K. ( Harp Ukelele )
( 13 ) George L ( Mandolin )
( 15 ) Ovalsoundhole ( Guitar )
( 16 ) TruckJohn ( Guitar )
( 17 ) Tai Fu ( ukelele )
( 18 ) Joe Hill ( Guitar )
( 19 ) Don Williams
( 20 ) Alan Stassforth ( Tenor Weiss )
( 22 ) Lars Stahl ( Guitar Fan Fret )
( 24 ) Corky Long
( 28 ) Mike Turner
( 29 ) VaHusker
( 30 ) CraziCarl
( 32 ) Phillip Patton ( steel String Ukelele )
( 33 ) Christian Schmid
( 35 ) Brad Goodman ( Guitar )
( 37 ) Mattia Valente
( 39 ) Mike annis
( 43 ) Fillippo M.
( 44 ) William Bustard
( 45 ) Ukulian

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:28 pm 
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I'm in. Think I might try to make a simple mandolin.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:45 pm 
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IF I have time and a little extra money over spring break I'm in. No penalty if I dont get it done though right? :D


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:01 pm 
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thebolo wrote:
IF I have time and a little extra money over spring break I'm in. No penalty if I dont get it done though right? :D



Give'r yer best shot , point is have fun , be creative . Think outside the box ! [:Y:]

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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 !
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:09 pm 
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I'll go for it, but it'll mean making three simultaneously if I have to use English/European wood. It'll be a....actually I'm not sure, will have to think about it, but a challenge is a great idea at this stage of my involvement with guitar-making anyway.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:16 pm 
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please add me to the list eek

I am very reluctant, and very excited at the same time.
I am going to attempt to build my first classical guitar.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:42 pm 
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I'm in too!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:14 pm 
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I am in, no guarantee of completing by April though..

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:36 am 
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I will give it ago :) - I haven't finished my first yet - but... it sounds like a bit of fun :)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:03 am 
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Since you put me on the list, I will try to comply. Please correct my name to Kirby.

Mine is going to be a classical out of NE Cherry and NW Redcedar. If I haven't started by the end of January, I'll bail.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:15 am 
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I am in to.... pizza .. ...

Will be an all european maple guitar..
with german spruce top. Hope european wood is ok as i am in Sweden ?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:25 am 
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I forgot to mention that I'll be building a Soprano ukelele out of Lauan or Cypress with a Macassar Ebony bridge and bringerboard, and possibly a tapered tuner like the one they use on a violin.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:08 pm 
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I am making no guarantee that I can finish but I have a gourd I have been itching to make into something. This may be my chance! I'll see what I can put together, sign me up!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:13 pm 
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Burton LeGeyt wrote:
I am making no guarantee that I can finish but I have a gourd I have been itching to make into something. This may be my chance! I'll see what I can put together, sign me up!


No guarantees asked for , but ya better get gourding on it . laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe

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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 !
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:50 pm 
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I'm going to do some homework. If I can source some tuners and bridge and electronics cheaply enough, I might try to build an electric bass. Something that's been in the luthiery section of my bucket list for a long time.

I suspect it's a non-starter based on the cost of the hardware though...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:30 pm 
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I'm in.
I have a nice stash of Local Sycamore, White Oak, Walnut & Persimmon. Might try it with wood cut off my place.


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What the heck! I'll try to get this done in time. This will be my first build, and I can't even use any of my acquired stash!
I just hope it doesn't sound like a banana bow with strings!

Alex :D

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:29 pm 
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Wud I wud like to participate! Sorry I just could not resist! I have cnc and almost no hand tools. Will that disqualify me? If not, sign me up.....Mike Turner is my name. BTW where is the Doc-U-Build thread?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:35 pm 
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turmite wrote:
Wud I wud like to participate! Sorry I just could not resist! I have cnc and almost no hand tools. Will that disqualify me? If not, sign me up.....Mike Turner is my name. BTW where is the Doc-U-Build thread?

Mike


No rules about cnc , and its the doc-u-buld subheading under board index , welcome , have fun !

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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 !
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what's cnc?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:57 pm 
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[uncle] :mrgreen:

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I think I am one of the inferred on the list, but I will plan on participating with the same caveat that we all need, as long as time permits. I do have materials on hand, Port Orford salvaged from the forest, black oak from some one's yard, as well as some figured oak and cherry from the lumber yard.
I have no idea what I will build, could be a uke since a middle school student wants to make one with me, or a parlor, or an electric, I will likely do this over spring break, and decide a few minutes before I start.
Nice to see a list of names up there, I have long thought this would fun on this forum.
Rob

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Thanks for being a good sport rob .. Mee infer :shock: laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe ummm ooops

btw , I will mention this in open forum and through pms ........ any wood class teacher who wants to make this a class project for his students would be more than welcome to participate as a entry !!

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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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Sign me up. I've been wanting to build a guitar from all domestic woods, and this was just the motivation I needed.

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Burton LeGeyt wrote:
I am making no guarantee that I can finish but I have a gourd I have been itching to make into something. This may be my chance! I'll see what I can put together, sign me up!


I had a gourd I was going to make a bug back mando out of.
I wonder what happened to that thing.
Probably pitched it when we moved last.
I bought out Todd Taggerts supply of tuners he had left,
(he doesn't sell tuners anymore),
and I got a mish-moshed set of 5 Schallers for $10.
Looks like my tenor Weiss style lap will become a reality!
I was going to build 2 Phins,
but the wood for those is from far away lands.


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