April 20, 2007

Lauren, Prototype

Tools of the trade.... not.

(Sorry for missing Friday. I went to bed early so I could go to work and cook. Lloyd said he would post something but he wound up grading papers instead. That’s good for him, but bad for you, ’cause he’s got a really funny one. Get on his case to post it!)

Next Saturday I’m going to a conference in Columbus to try and convert more people to the power of ukes. We’ll be using barirones, which are more guitar-like. I have three on hand here, and one of our ukulele night guys is going to loan me three. It’s possible for two people to share a ukulele, but it gets kind of boring for the person who has to wait their turn. So, this time – I have prototypes for them! These are 21-inch-long pieces of 1×3 with pieces of bamboo skewers glued on for ‘frets’. I need to get some heavier fishing line for strings. They won’t be in tune at all, but at least it’ll be something to practice on.

unsanded and unsafe!

About Lauren

Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Prototypin’”

  1. Beth Said on:

    Your imagination exceeds mine. Every time. Very cool.
    By the way, I need some help on a closet project for Tara’s new room…just like you did in her old room…


  2. Brad Said on:

    It’s just like how the ukulele ninjas do it in Japan:
    First, the bare blocks of wood. Real ukes when you prove worthy.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    That’s amazing!!! Are you a secret weapon for the CIA?


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