You can't make a ukulele with a pocket knife they say.
You need hundreds of dollars worth of fancy tools and super special skills and fancy materials they say.
Well you can consign those views to the scrap heap of history. This uke will be built with a pocket knife(and a ruler) using mostly materials you can get from a $2 shop or your recycling bin. The only special materials here are the tuning pegs which can be bought on ebay for about five bucks.
When buying tuning pegs try to get ukulele tuning pegs and not guitar tuning pegs as Guitar tuning pegs are longer, which may mean they won't work as well in this design. Feel free to substitute wood glue for super glue or staple gun for thumb tacks if you have them in your tool kit or think the kids might superglue their foreheads to the table.
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After removing the pocket knife from its clamshell packaging, the blunt state of the saw blade was revealed. A bit of work with a triangular file was required to make it cut wood at all.