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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:23 pm 
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It appears we have ( 7 ) who have survived the Challenge . PLEASE LISTEN , LOOK AND VOTE , THESE GUYS WORKED HARD ON THIS !
As soon as you see the POLL Up you Can start posting your Pics and Sound/or video's on this thread .

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We will have voting based on the NUMBER by your name .

( 1 ) Dennis K
( 2 ) George L
( 3 ) Alan Strassforth
( 4 ) Phillip Patton
( 5 ) John A.
( 6 ) ComfyFoot
( 7 ) Tai Fu

Make sure that your NUMBER is in your post along with your name for Voting !

I have asked Lance to Put in the POLL ASAP and Lock it at the top we will allow the whole month for voting and I will send the prize to the winner in early July.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:41 pm 
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** VOTE FOR *** NUMBER 5 *** USA !! ***

For better or worse - here is my entry ! This is my second completed guitar - and will be my future experimental guitar - to practice refinishing and testing.


added to list above - tuning machines - $15.00 ebay and $2.00 bone saddle
so my total is $62.77+$17.00 = $79.77

Walnut fingerboard, bridge, and nut.

Please excuse my playing !!!


*** NUMBER 5 *** John A ***

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# 3.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:38 pm 
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#1



And a second song with better audio quality, but no video http://deku.rydia.net/music/marmoset_improv2.mp3

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More pics and info here http://www.luthiersforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=480126#p480126


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:17 am 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XeiLvpqTbM

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Style: Soprano ukelele based on a Martin model (forgot which)
Top: Low grade Sitka spruce, purchased in Taiwan from a supplier who supplies low end wood to low end producers (costs about 6 dollars, for guitar sized top, but was rejected due to excessive runout)
Back/side: Asian Padauk (the whole billet costs about 30 dollars, and I had to resaw it myself)
Fingerboard and bridge: Macassar Ebony (got it free, the fingerboard was rejected because I goofed on the fret position when using it for guitars, the fingerboard costs 10 dollars)
Neck wood: Scrap lauan found on the side of the street, laminated with scrap padauk and wood veneers
Fingerboard dots: Plastic (about 3 dollars)
Binding: Curly maple (came from a low grade maple side)

Total cost: about 45 dollars or so, the tuner was free because it was taken off of a junk guitar.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:13 am 
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#6 Comfyfoot
Tenor Ukulele
Based on Hana Lima plans $25
Top: Douglas Fir stair tread stock
Back, Sides, Neck, FB, Bridge: Walnut
Tuners: Grover $25
Strings: $5
Bolt on neck hardware: $5
The wood was all stuff I had around as leftovers from other projects, so I will value it as I did when purchased, walnut at $8/bf, the VG fir at $12, there can't be more then 3 bf of wood used even with the waste, so:
Wood 3 bf @ 10/bf $30
Total: $90
Build thread: viewtopic.php?f=10132&t=35212
The instrument was sold to the musician in the video, Ryan Marchand, part of the deal was for him to make some videos and sound clips, he has made quite a few with my instruments since:
Ryan Marchand youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/user/vlostsoul?feature=watch



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:54 am 
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#4 Phillip Patton

My build thread:

viewtopic.php?f=10132&t=34846

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Cost run-down:

Wood: About $5. I paid $20 for the pine, walnut (except the walnut for the sides, which was given to me), and catalpa, and only used a small fraction of what I bought. The cedar for the top was free.

Finishing: Probably about $15. Includes lacquer and sandpaper.

Tuners: $8.50

Steel for the tailpiece: $3

Fret wire: $4

Material for truss rod: $2

Corian for nut: free

Total: $37.50

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:42 am 
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Wow, you guys were quick to post. :-) And you built some awesome instruments! Well done, lads.

My "Campfire Mandolin" thread chronicles the story of my efforts. It's fascinating reading that's guaranteed to cure insomnia.

Here's a link to a humble video:

https://vimeo.com/43306559

Thanks again for wrangling everything, Jim. This was super fun!

George :-)

(Listed as #2 in the polling thingy above.)

P.S. Here's a pretty picture to help dress up my entry:

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http://www.recordingproject.com/bbs/vie ... hp?t=40588
I have to re-post because of problems with putting pics in in the edit mode gaah [headinwall] [headinwall]
Anyway, Spruce top and back, figured maple sides,
walnut fretboard and bridge, bone nut from a cow bone from my dog (thanks doggy!),
birds eye head cap and rosette, bone bridge pins.
Schaller tuners mismatched set, $10.
Total cost less than $130.
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PEOPLE , THESE GUYS HAVE WORKED HARD ON THIS CHALLENGE . PLEASE LISTEN , LOOK AND VOTE ! [: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
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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
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What happened to the poll options up top? This seems to have reverted to a plain ol' non-poll thread...


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DennisK wrote:
What happened to the poll options up top? This seems to have reverted to a plain ol' non-poll thread...


I contacted Lance , Not sure but am on it ! Hang in there everyone weve had a minor glitch ! gaah [headinwall]

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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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OK ITS FIXED ! VIEW EVERYTHING HERE AND VOTE ON SEPERATE POLL THREAD !

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The Shallower the depth of the stream , The Louder the Babble !
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/
http://www.facebook.com/groups/GatewayA ... rAssembly/


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Hmmm......who's agreed with me the most.......

Just kidding........


[clap] Tough choices........

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What blows my mind is we have had ( 255 ) people view the threads and ONLY ( 13 ) Votes REALLY PEOPLE ??

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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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Guess I'm just stupid........! Where and how do I vote???
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Tom West wrote:
Guess I'm just stupid........! Where and how do I vote???
Tom


There's another thread, for some reason this one disappeared.

No one voted for me... I can't say I am surprised.

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Tai Fu wrote:
Tom West wrote:
Guess I'm just stupid........! Where and how do I vote???
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There's another thread, for some reason this one disappeared.

No one voted for me... I can't say I am surprised.



LOOK under POLL thread on the Challenge Subheading thats where you vote , and Tai , Why havent you voted for yourself ? LOL

LINK TO VOTE THREAD viewtopic.php?f=10132&t=36669

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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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WudWerkr wrote:
Tai Fu wrote:
Tom West wrote:
Guess I'm just stupid........! Where and how do I vote???
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There's another thread, for some reason this one disappeared.

No one voted for me... I can't say I am surprised.



LOOK under POLL thread on the Challenge Subheading thats where you vote , and Tai , Why havent you voted for yourself ? LOL


I don't feel voting for myself is honest... but you should probably change the thread title in some way to let people know that the voting thread is elsewhere.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:56 am 
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For the record, I voted for Alan. It was a tough choice, but I just love the tone of that Weissenborn. Hope everyone had fun building their instrument. I think they are all awesome.

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LOOK under POLL thread on the Challenge Subheading thats where you vote , and Tai , Why havent you voted for yourself ? LOL[/quote]

I don't feel voting for myself is honest... but you should probably change the thread title in some way to let people know that the voting thread is elsewhere.[/quote]
What is not honest about voting for yourself? Remember the criteria, fun and creative, we each had the most fun and creativity on our own build, so vote for all the fun and creativity you had.

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George L wrote:
For the record, I voted for Alan. It was a tough choice, but I just love the tone of that Weissenborn. Hope everyone had fun building their instrument. I think they are all awesome.

This was a lot of fun, all of the instruments are really nice, and I think reflect our personalities well. Part of the fun is that we are from all over, but it would be fun to all be in the same place and raise a glass together, I may just go do that later.
Thanks for the build threads, I enjoyed all of this. Thanks to whoever it was other then me to vote for me,
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I agree , Thanks everyone for a fun time and I hope every one enjoyed the building ....... However we have time , This baby isnt over yet . Lets see if the voting keeps going and just how far we can get . [:Y:]

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Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
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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
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