10th Annual Handmade Instrument Exhibit 

October 3rd through October 30th at the Wailoa Center, Hilo

from the Show!

A big MAHALO to Chris Stewart for his opening night photos,
Tad Humble for photographing every exhibited instrument 
and Mike Perdue for providing the ukulele videos.

2014 BIUG exhibit posterUkulele poster 1

Fri. Sept 26th 6-9pm 
Ukulele Guild Concert Please join the BIUG in an evening of ukulele music.  There will also be a drawing for a free ukulele!  Read all about it in the Tribune Herald!

Fri. Oct 3rd 5-8pm
Opening Night Festivities

Sat. Oct 4th 12-3pm Kanikapila with Alan Hale

Sat. Oct 11 12-3pm 
Ukulele-building demonstration with Woodley White

Sat. Oct 18 12-3pm
Kanikapila with Andy Andrews and Mike Perdue

Notes from the show - Wailoa 2014!

August 30th Minutes Available HERE!

Events and Website Updates

  • 9-30-14 A nice little read about one person’s efforts to create an Ukulele Museum in Arizona…From Chris
  • 9-11-14  Very inspirational message from Kimo Hussey about Patience

  • 8-29-14  Tom Parse recently sent me a video of his recently created kerning jig.  He created it using parts from around the shop.  Nice!  Maybe this could be a workshop item?

    Check out the video of the jig in action.

  • 5-24-14  Tom Parse has made a selection of finely crafted ukuleles available for sale.  Please check them out!
  • 5-23-14  “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World,” a national touring exhibition on display through Labor Day at Bishop Museum, explores all things guitar from many perspectives. Worth checking out if you’re Honolulu-way.
  • 4-26-14  Our first builders’ workshop on Saturday was a success as seven members enjoyed a convivial atmosphere in Tom Russell’s Kona side shop while building mini-thickness sanders. An afternoon of cutting plywood, some machine work and final assembly produced a very useful attachment to our bench sanders - perfect for thinning smaller work pieces. 
Tom Russell holds the prototypeDick Wagner cuts side pieces on the bandsawLeo Koschella assembles a sanderRodney Cruzat measures for the adjustment rodTad Humble and the cutting plansTom Russell takes a break watching Tad Humble drill holes for the barrel nut

  • 4-18-14  Nice video on the making of a soprano ukulele by Peter Hurney is now available on our Luthier’s Page.

What’s New

  • 3-14-14  A new internet service enables time-syncronized jamming over the net!  Check it out: JamKazam
  • 2-12-14  Another interesting video, this one on bracing.  Are your chisels this sharp?

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