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boydellinii
12-13-2017, 07:13 PM
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Ken Franklin
12-13-2017, 09:29 PM
Beautiful, creative old-school..........like your materials! Or should I say old-bank?

Sven-Uke
12-14-2017, 02:38 AM
Stunning!
Love your creativity.

frianm
12-14-2017, 03:25 AM
Amazing job. I loved the detailed step by step details. How does she play?

ksquine
12-14-2017, 06:21 AM
Hmm...bank wood. Very INTERESTing. I gotta give you a lot of CREDIT for that one. Play us a few NOTEs on it. I hope you SAVED the rest of that wood

boydellinii
12-14-2017, 07:33 AM
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Booli
12-14-2017, 07:35 AM
Looks awesome!

I love it when stuff gets recycled/re-purposed and gets a second life and something as wonderful as any musical instrument.

Future builds could have a (small) '$' (dollar sign) or other currency symbol inlay somewhere (head-plate?) to commemorate the provenance/source of the wood used...

Thanks for sharing! :)

Lapyang
12-14-2017, 11:10 AM
Fantastic! It must give you extra sense of pride and joy when playing the uke knowing what it was and how it looked in its "previous life".

SoloRule
12-14-2017, 03:17 PM
Any idea how many ukuleles can you build out of this batch of mahogany ?
Waiting patiently to hear it's voice.

keod
12-14-2017, 04:43 PM
Wow, oh wow, and from a reclaimed bank counter! That mahogany is going to sound so sweet.
Thanks for posting. It was a real joy to go through the build diary and the pictures really make me appreciate the labour and craftsmanship that went into this. The details, like the bank form as the label and using the keyhole, are such a special touch! The binding/puffing looks amazing. The recipient is indeed a lucky person to be getting such a unique instrument.

komedy
12-15-2017, 01:29 AM
I just love these, turning old salvaged furniture to singing/living instruments. is it quarter sawn? :)

Ukecaster
12-15-2017, 01:53 AM
I hope you named it Money!

boydellinii
12-15-2017, 08:36 AM
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orangeena
12-19-2017, 12:56 AM
I love the idea of it being called "Thrupenny Bit (http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk/slang/alternatives/1568)", if you know your rhyming slang!

ukeinfused
09-03-2018, 05:46 AM
Would love to see this uke.
Why is the original post no longer showing?
Did a link get blocked?

jhnmdahl
09-08-2018, 04:52 AM
Would love to see this uke.
Why is the original post no longer showing?
Did a link get blocked?

It appears the original poster edited it to remove links to the images.

boydellinii
09-08-2018, 08:49 AM
I didn't think anyone would be interested in this old thread, hence the edit.
Here's the link. Hope you like it :

https://boydellini.weebly.com/bankjob.html

ukantor
09-08-2018, 09:36 AM
Thanks for providing the link again, Stu. I found it most interesting to re-visit this fascinating project.

John Colter.

sequoia
09-08-2018, 05:19 PM
Yes, most interesting project. I think I remember the original post. Nice work. Hey, it ain't easy...