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12-13-2017, 07:13 PM

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

12-14-2017, 02:38 AM
Love your creativity.

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

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

12-14-2017, 07:33 AM

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! :)

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".

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.

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.

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

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

12-15-2017, 08:36 AM

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!

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?

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.

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 :


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.

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