- I had cardboard left over from my Clone Trooper project, and
- I saw the fantastic job eplunkett did of creating a Playable Cardboard Ukulele using just corrugated cardboard.
The dimensions for my Ukulele were attained using eplunkett's templates. However, I've added a few extra pieces to achieve what I was aiming for.
- Approximately six sheets A4 cardboard sheet. I used 1800gsm boxboard
- PVA glue
- 8mm dowelling (appropriately 60mm in length)
- 6mm dowelling (appropriately 40mm in length)
- 14 toothpicks
- Four pieces of hardwood (50 x 20 x 6mm)
- Timber for bushes (each bush is 20 x 12mm)
- Ukulele strings
Step 2: Step 2
Step 3: Step 3
Step 5: Step 5
Step 6: Step 6
Step 7: Step 7
TIP: before applying glue, ensure that pieces will actually fit. If they are too tight, trim accordingly.
Step 8: Step 8
Step 10: Step 10 & 11
Step 11. Glue in place piece 'D' from template (NOTE: wait for step 10 to dry before this step)
Step 11: Step 12
Step 12: Step 13 & 14
Step 14. Mark the position of the frets on fret board using a pencil. I used the following website to ascertain this; FRETCALC
Step 13: Step 15
Accurate fret positioning is important, so ensure to correctly measure and mark based on the information provided by the fretcalc website.
Step 17: Step 15
Step 18: Step 20
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