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Events and Website Updates

  • 12-16-14 Please check out the photos from the Waimea show
  • 10-30-14 Notes from Wailoa 2014 
  • 9-30-14 A nice little read about one person’s efforts to create an Ukulele Museum in Arizona…From Chris
  • 9-11-14  Very inspirational message from Kimo Hussey about Patience

  • 8-29-14  Tom Parse recently sent me a video of his recently created kerning jig.  He created it using parts from around the shop.  Nice!  Maybe this could be a workshop item?

    Check out the video of the jig in action.

  • 5-24-14  Tom Parse has made a selection of finely crafted ukuleles available for sale.  Please check them out!
  • 5-23-14  “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World,” a national touring exhibition on display through Labor Day at Bishop Museum, explores all things guitar from many perspectives. Worth checking out if you’re Honolulu-way.
  • 4-26-14  Our first builders’ workshop on Saturday was a success as seven members enjoyed a convivial atmosphere in Tom Russell’s Kona side shop while building mini-thickness sanders. An afternoon of cutting plywood, some machine work and final assembly produced a very useful attachment to our bench sanders - perfect for thinning smaller work pieces. 
Tom Russell holds the prototypeDick Wagner cuts side pieces on the bandsawLeo Koschella assembles a sanderRodney Cruzat measures for the adjustment rodTad Humble and the cutting plansTom Russell takes a break watching Tad Humble drill holes for the barrel nut

  • 4-18-14  Nice video on the making of a soprano ukulele by Peter Hurney is now available on our Luthier’s Page.

What’s New

  • 3-14-14  A new internet service enables time-syncronized jamming over the net!  Check it out: JamKazam
  • 2-12-14  Another interesting video, this one on bracing.  Are your chisels this sharp?

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