Violin Making Course – Making a Ukulele

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Are you interested in lutherie and would you like to learn more about the sound properties of wood? You want to be proud to play an instrument made by your hands?

These 4 sessions of 3 hours will allow you to make a solid wood ukulele.

From the sound box, to the sound board, to the neck gluing, to the final assembly of the instrument. The ukulele is perfect to get an overview of the steps involved in building an acoustic instrument.

As the sessions progress, we will cover the basic techniques of woodworking and violin making, such as: cutting the wood, drilling, gluing, assembling (mortise and tenon), acoustic testing, perfect sanding and tuning the instrument.

We will also look at the operation and safety of various machines and tools, such as: the saw bench, band saw, jointer, planer, drill press, miter saw, hand tools (chisels, Japanese saw, jig saw).

Skills required: it is recommended to have already attended a wood workshop.

Price includes tools, wood, instrument hardware and lots of great advice from an expert luthier and musician.

The sessions of the course starting October 16th at the Sharpeners Village (2 day intensive training), will take place on Sundays October 16th and 30th from 10am to 5pm. This schedule includes a break from 1pm to 2pm: don’t forget your lunch!

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$399 + txs