Saturday, 21 May 2011
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
It's only on the mornings after the weekend that I realise how much I want to stay home and carry on making ukuleles, instead of going off to hang fire doors for 9 hours.
I love the whole thing about the working from home and workshop environment, of course there will be drawbacks, but money-wise, I'd save almost £350 per month on fuel for starters.
Food for thought. I just need another 60 ukulele orders!
Ah well, one day eh. Until then, I'd better go hang these fire doors.
Monday, 2 May 2011
This was a really rewarding build and a massive learning curve for me. The walnut sides didn’t want to take the shape on the first three bending attempts (I was later told that the sides were maybe a little too figured) but 4th time they yielded.
This little beauty now lives with Ian and is called "Lola"
This 'blog' will be the new home of Cursley Ukuleles from now on. I’ll be posting stage-by-stage photos of the instruments I build from start to finish; I'll also be uploading photos from previous builds for your viewing pleasure!
I'm a new ukulele builder, having started and completed my first ukulele just last year, a yew tenor with slotted headstock for my good friend Paul Tucker. Paul runs the 'Southern Ukulele Store' in my hometown of
Bournemouth. If you’re ever in Bournemouth, this shop is a must visit, so much stock, sizes and brands to choose from.
Here’s Paul receiving his Cursley Ukulele.
And one of him tuning up... look in the background, so many ukuleles!
Bye for now, I have a mountain of pics to go through and upload for you!