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  • 20 Oct 2020 2:55 PM
    Message # 9315739

    Hi, I'm Chuck.  I'm new to your group.  Thought I would drop a note to say hello.  I'm also a new Luthier (wannabe).  Years ago I spent some time with my wife's grandfather as he built a banjo for me.  I learned a few things, tried a few things.  Years passed, and now I'm building a Ukulele for my Son as a Graduation gift from Marine Corps.  First ever build from a kit from stewmac.  Hope to finish it in the next week or two.  (yes taking my time)  Also going to play with Inlay before I call it done.   Anyway, hello.

  • 26 Oct 2020 7:22 PM
    Reply # 9327701 on 9315739
    Bill Bell (Administrator)

    Thanks for joining LINT. Fortunately we all started at some point.  We have members with all levels of interest and expertise. I have found the members to be very helpful and open to questions.  Check out other member profiles and project photos. 

    Our next meeting is December 12 at Chris Jenkins place in Mansfield. Plan to come to be encouraged and inspired.

    - Bill

  • 27 Oct 2020 9:10 AM
    Reply # 9328770 on 9315739

    Hi Chuck and welcome aboard LINT! Tell your young Marine Semper Fi from another Marine Corps Dad. Hope to see you at the December meeting. Bo Walker

  • 5 Nov 2020 8:54 AM
    Reply # 9346495 on 9315739

    And another hello from me! We would like to welcome you again, Chuck. Lutherie is a slippery slope, but we all help stabilize each other in encouraging ways. I hope you can make the Christmas party,

    Steve K

  • 6 Nov 2020 1:58 AM
    Reply # 9347993 on 9315739

    Thank you for the welcome messages.  I will try to make the Christmas meeting.

  • 6 Nov 2020 2:05 AM
    Reply # 9347995 on 9328770
    Bo Walker wrote:

    Hi Chuck and welcome aboard LINT! Tell your young Marine Semper Fi from another Marine Corps Dad. Hope to see you at the December meeting. Bo Walker

    Hi Bo,  I will do that.  He's just finished The Reaper today and due to Covid no family day or Graduation so he'll go from MCRDSD to CP for MCT directly, no break.  Hopefully I'll get a chance to talk with him soon.  Attached is the PegHead for the Uke I'm building for him.  Still going to add his name above pegs, and haven't decided how I want to finish the EGA emblem.  Might add resin to it as is, or might finish removing wood and add MoP.  I want the emblem to be more subtle than his name will be, which will be Gold Mother of Pearl.
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  • 6 Nov 2020 10:07 AM
    Reply # 9348568 on 9315739

    Hi Chuck,

    Here  is a thought for the EGA, try white epoxy putty in the groove and sand it flat. It looks like inlay.

    Sorry to hear you will not be on deck at San Diego for that fabulous graduation ceremony. It is truly a lifetime memory for everyone in the USMC family.

    What is your Marine’s MOS?


  • 7 Nov 2020 8:09 PM
    Reply # 9350717 on 9315739

    Love the idea for Epoxy Putty.   Any brand from big box store or get the Milliput brand?

    MOS is Communications.  29 Palms CA after MCT.

  • 8 Nov 2020 10:02 AM
    Reply # 9351281 on 9315739

    I used JB weld from Lowe’s. Mohawk also makes various colors. 

  • 15 Nov 2020 11:00 AM
    Reply # 9366259 on 9315739

    Getting there.  Slow going due to working on the workshop floor and not having a shop to work in.  After I get his name completed with the MoP I'll sand the extra white away from the surrounding areas.

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