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It really depends who's building it. I think you could do it in a weekend if you were dedicated, we got to step 5 in maybe 3 or 4 evenings?
the book was called "sticker bomb" by studio rarekwai. I bought it from a website called book depository that ships anywhere in the world. Studio Rarekwai has a bunch of different ones you can pick from, monsters, skulls, and I think 3 different random style ones. You can probably find their stuff on amazon too.
I'm not totally sure, it's a weird one. I received it with the neck half refinished and it had no markings. explorer shape but with a bolt on neck, stratocaster style bridge and seems like it might have had a floyd rose style nut based on the holes through the headstock.
I think I ended up using like half the book of stickers I bought maybe? It's a big guitar body, you'd need less if you were doing a strat or les paul I think
haha, Thanks! I'd love to see a picture of what you make!
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Thanks! it hasn't left any residue yet. I wash it with soap if it gets sweaty and haven't had any problems. it hasn't spent very much time in direct sunlight yet so I still need to see how UV affects it.
Yeah! when I started making it I wasn't sure how well the contact cement would hold up over time so I wanted to maximize the glue area keeping the pieces together. it ended up with a nice minimalist look.
I haven't had any problems with it getting too sweaty, but perforations wouldn't be too hard to add.
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sorry for the late reply, most of mine stuck over the edges fine. I think if they started to lift I just stuck another sticker on top to keep it down. if that doesn't work you could try a couple dots of super glue under it. if you get it to work you should post a pic!
Thanks, it was a fun project!
oops! I forgot to put that in! I added a bit in the assembly step talking about bridge placement. for a soprano ukulele like this it should be about 13" between the nut and bridge, or twice the distance from the nut to the 12th fret (330mm in this case)
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Thanks! I'm sure you could get even more sounds too! I just use what I have around. you could probably make some things to get different sounds. I bet a box with a snare in it would sound cool!
thanks! let me know how it goes!
It would be great for kids, I would just make the slots for the headstocks beforehand, or go for the drill/chisel method. I don't think routers and children mix well ;). It would be easy to make longer ones for concert/tenor/baritone sized ukuleles, you could have a rocking little band going! if you wanted to do something like a banjo you could too, just by changing how the string attach. loop end strings would just need a screw to loop around. It wouldn't be too had to add a cheap piezo pickup too to electrify it. the possibilities are endless!
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I gathered up lots of stickers but I was worried I wouldn't have enough so I bought a book that was all stickers,"sticker bomb" by studio rarekwaiI. They have a bunch of different sticker books out now, I think 3 of general stickers and some theme ones like skulls too. I ended up just using the stickers from the book, that way they all looked similar and had the same finish etc.
I gathered up lots of stickers but I was worried I wouldn't have enough so I bought a book that was all stickers,"sticker bomb" by studio rarekwai. They have a bunch of different sticker books out now, I think 3 of general stickers and some theme ones like skulls too. I ended up just using the stickers from the book, that way they all looked similar and had the same finish etc.
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thanks! I had a lot of fun making it and doing up the instructable too!
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I ended up just using a solid piece for these since I found I nice chunk of sitka spruce at the local lumber yard. If I were to have used 2x4's like I planned I would have thickness planed them first so they glued up nicely. if you don't have a thickness planer just try and find 2x4's that aren't cupped, for these a bit of warping down the length is less bad than the cross section being "C" shaped rather than rectangular. I would also glue them together in smaller sections, a bit longer than what you need for each animal. That way you can pick pieces easily where the grain looks nice together and if they are a bit C shaped you can nest them together "CC" and it won't be too bad. For glueing just remember to use lots of clamps =) hope that helps!
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haha thanks, I can't take credit for the name though. it's from a great short video called "grocery store wars". If you find chewbroccoli amusing you should take the 5 mins to watch the video, it's pretty great!
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