I hope everyone out there is doing well...And avoiding others. These are scary times where we've got a virus which can kill millions. Do your part by staying at home!
Looking at the date of the last post, I realize that its been a long time since I've posted anything. I've had a setback in terms of building. As the last post stated, I had a really good sounding Sq'Uke,...but I couldn't reproduce it!! Every time I built something, it sounded tinny. I think I've finally cracked the code and will be publishing the plans soon. If you are impatient, make a Basic Sq'Uke but cut some a slot in the sides about 1/3 the length of the Sq'Uke body. This will allow the top to vibrate more readily.
Here is a photo (to paraphrase Edison) of how not to make a Sq'Uke
I've been making ukuleles for almost a year now. I've garnered inspiration from all over the internet and thought it was time to give back. From everything I've read, the hardest thing about building a stringed instrument (guitar, violin, ukulele) is thicknessing the top. Although I've done that in some of my earlier builds, I wanted to find an easier more efficient way of building. Supposedly, we are running out of good tone wood and that will mean instruments will become mroe expensive. Thicknessing a soundboard is inherently wasteful as you need to take a thick piece of wood and remove almost half of it. Not to mention the cutting and the size of the saw blade.