A couple of landfill ukuleles

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Project by wallybob posted 12-16-2011 04:28 AM 1501 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Both of these ukuleles were made with all urban lumber that would have ended up in the land fill if we hadn’t taken the logs.

As I have mentioned on other post, I am fortunate to have access to a Wood Miser mill and kilns for drying wood. It gives me great pleasure to know I had something to do with the entire process of making the instruments from the tree to finished project.

The ukuleles were made as a twin set. They are both made of Spalted scyamore, black acacia, and bunya bunya.

The one on the left has a spalted sycamore body, black acacia neck, spalted sycamore fret board, and bunya bunya soudboard and bracing.

The one on the right has a black acacia body, spalted sycamore neck, black acacia fret board and bunya bunya soudboard and bracing.

Both ukuleles will be donated to auctions to raise money for a worthy cause. The one on the left is being donated to the Carter Center Auction and the one on the right is going to an auction to help support a boys ranch.

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#1 posted 12-16-2011 04:29 AM

very very cool they look great

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-16-2011 03:40 PM

WOW! Very nice.

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#3 posted 12-16-2011 05:24 PM

These are very nice. You are fortunate in being able to salvage lumber that way.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 12-16-2011 07:39 PM

awesome work and a great story to go with it.
well done,

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#5 posted 12-18-2011 12:46 AM

Beautiful work, don’t you just love that sycamore? I have some laid up for a Uke and a dulcimer! Is the Sycamore going to be hard enough for the fretboard?

-- Richard

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#6 posted 12-18-2011 04:36 AM

Mighty fine use of the wood. Great looking mucical instruments, too. Keep up the good work. May try a Uke next year myself. Merry Christmas!

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