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 Post subject: 1st uke, all local woods
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:55 am 
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I made this tenor ukulele as an experiment and to get some experience carving a neck from scratch. All the woods are salvaged wood from yard trees or blow downs near my house in upstate NY.
Back, sides, fingerboard and bridge: from a giant Osage orange yard tree taken down 1.5 miles from my house.
Top and braces: Adirondack red spruce from a blowdown near raquette lake about 70 miles north
Neck, end wedge and bindings: from a sugar maple from my own front yard.
Fretboard markers and heal cap from a black walnut also from my neighborhood.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:18 pm 
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Boy, you're just knocking instruments out right and left Chuck. I really like the use and salvage of local woods. Really nice looking uke.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:24 pm 
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love it

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:43 am 
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I have used local woods too, though I bought them from tonewoods suppliers. You REALLY used local woods! Great job.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:05 am 
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Very nice uke! I'm looking forward to seeing your next effort. You've inspired me to do another uke this time with all local wood. I used sugarbush firewood for the bridge and backyard plum for pegs on my last uke.


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