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    Hi Jonathan,

    Your in the Builders List in case you didn't notice;

    http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/...-Builders-List


    Aloha
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    Looking For My Next Uke!
    Lanikai LU-21C - Concert

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    Nice ukulele. I like your site. Rey interested inyournuse of local wood. I have to rad more carefully, your blog on veneer. Whe Infirst looked I was thing commercial laminate. But it appears you use all solid wood and to the n
    Veneer yourself. Good for you. I also like the idea of Alaska PIne neck. I will read more and contact you. Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jupiteruke View Post
    "Austrailian pine", (Casuarina equisetifolia and Casuarina glauca) is my new favorite wood. It has a reputation for twisting and cracking when it dries so there is no commercial harvesting, you can not buy it (advantage me - makes the instruments really unique). Most trees grow with a spiral grain, and I can see how cutting these into lumber would give all sorts of problems, but I have been able to cut smaller, perfectly quarter-sawn blocks from trees which show a straighter grain and have had little problems. It is as hard as ebony, heavy (sinks even when dry), small pored, takes a wonderful polish all by itself, has a lovely color, a nice contrast between heart wood and sap wood, and I am cutting what is considered an invasive species in Florida. A great combination of 'features'.
    Interesting. We call it she-oak in Australia.

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    Glad to see you on UU. I had googled upon the website several times and definitely like the look of the casuarina.
    Current Stable:
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    -Iriguchi Keystone Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
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    Once upon a time:
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    Very, very nice! I'm very impressed with your use of locally harvested, non-traditional woods. As an Eastern Pennsylvanian, I'm definitely interested in your instruments and hope to deal with you at some time in the future, possibly for a custom build (once my finances are back on track!).
    Larry


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    Also an eastern Pennsylvanian... does Jupiter Ukes have a showroom? My ukulele budget is exhausted at the moment, but I'd love to meet some of these instruments in person!

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    What fun to see your craftsmanship.
    Can I just be sacrilegious and say that I felt myself wanting to learn the banjo just to have one of those spectacular instruments!
    What would it take to get a good sounding banjo uke with those kinds of appointments...?
    Tracie

    Island Koa Instruments, prototype GBP soprano, Peter Howlett #153
    Weymann soprano, 20's or 30's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukeinfused View Post
    What fun to see your craftsmanship.
    Can I just be sacrilegious and say that I felt myself wanting to learn the banjo just to have one of those spectacular instruments!
    What would it take to get a good sounding banjo uke with those kinds of appointments...?
    I have never heard a banjo uke that I liked, sound wise, so not much inspiration to learn to build them. This from a guy whose primary instrument is the banjo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    Brian Griffin of Griffin ukes also uses the old redwood water tank wood from New York. It's an amazing soundboard wood. Sounds like the two of you are oriented towards the same goal in your builds.
    http://www.griffinukuleles.com He keeps a great blog.

    Really nice instruments Jupiter. Definitely a site I have earmarked for a future build or buy.
    Brian Griffin is a good friend. We met over redwood. He got his redwood from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MopMan View Post
    Also an eastern Pennsylvanian... does Jupiter Ukes have a showroom? My ukulele budget is exhausted at the moment, but I'd love to meet some of these instruments in person!
    I do not have a showroom, but you are welcome to come by the house, hang out in the shop, and play whatever instruments are around.

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