Plain Jane

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Project by wallybob posted 07-26-2012 11:05 PM 1467 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this afternoon.

While having some electrical work done on my kitchen I learned that the electrician’s niece was begining cancer treatment at a center in Texas. He told me that the family was trying to help his brother even though he had’nt asked for help. He said the family was going to have a raffel at their church to try and raise some funds to give to his brother. At the end of the day he asked me how much I got for the ukuleles I build. He wanted to buy one to sell in the raffle. I told him I didn’t sell anything I made but if he was going to use it to help his brother I would make one for him at no charge.

This is the first all mahogany ukulele I have made. I call it Plain Jane because it has no binding or other embelishments.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 07-27-2012 01:41 AM

Might be plain but very pretty, and an extremely generous offer on your part as well.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#2 posted 07-27-2012 04:48 PM

That’s a good cause to build something. I like the look of the mahogany. Is it African mahogany or Honduras? I’m finishing up an African mahogany piece right now and hope it will look this good when done.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#3 posted 07-27-2012 04:59 PM

Wow! I love it! It doesnt need any binding, that mahogany speaks for itself! I love the glow of the wood. Great project!

-- Jason K

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#4 posted 07-27-2012 05:10 PM

Nice, thoughtful project !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#5 posted 07-27-2012 05:36 PM

I would not call it plain – it is showing off Mother Nature’s own embellishment!

That is very kind of you and I am sure the family is very grateful. The daughter of a friend of mine had cancer treatment in Texas too – some place near Houston, I think. They specialize in pediatric oncology. She did marvelously well and two years later is getting ready to head off to college in the fall. I hope your friend’s family has just as good an outcome.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#6 posted 07-28-2012 06:07 PM

What do you mean, no decoration? I see a great big heart all over it!

You’re my kind of guy. Congrats on the build, and the gift.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#7 posted 07-29-2012 05:15 AM

Handsome uke and looks to be a good sized one, tenor? Helping people is what community is all about, well done and thank you.

-- Rick M,

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