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Timbuck
02-28-2018, 02:40 AM
Due to the adverse weather conditions Mrs T has brought some of the French Polishing jobs indoors, working on four soprano's She didn't notice that one of the unfinished necks had fallen on the floor :( but Max our pet Shihtzu spotted it and and ran off with it ... By the time we realised that it was missing and what he had done, it was too late he'd chewed the heel off and left dozens of deep teeth marks all over the head stock. :mad: Luckily I had a spare one in stock.
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RichM
02-28-2018, 02:48 AM
Does this mean you'll be starting a line of distressed models?

Ukecaster
02-28-2018, 02:54 AM
Yes, the Shihtzu Relic Series! :D

Barrytone
02-28-2018, 02:54 AM
Especially for frustrated players, pre-chewed.

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
02-28-2018, 03:26 AM
That neck looks Shihtzu

Timbuck
02-28-2018, 04:05 AM
The culprit.
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RichM
02-28-2018, 04:39 AM
Perhaps a new marketing campaign? Timms ukuleles; they sound great AND they taste great!

ksquine
02-28-2018, 06:47 AM
I always thought your ukes looked very tasty

Hakugyu
02-28-2018, 08:35 AM
Hard to get very angry with a dog that cute.

Timbuck
02-28-2018, 08:55 AM
Just for something to do while I'm waiting for the snow to go away, I did a bit of an experiment on the damaged headstock ..I put it in a pan of boiling water for about 20 minutes to try and raise the wood fibers in the damaged area ..Then left it on a hot radiator for a couple of hours to dry out ..then a bit of sanding but not a lot...and gave it a coat of FP..and here is the result not perfect but it's something to remember if I do a restoration job in the future.
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Booli
02-28-2018, 10:33 AM
The culprit.
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I love that face!

Turning lemons into lemonade, just use it and tell folks that this the new DogTooth model :)

At least he has 'good taste' in woods :biglaugh:

We used to have several Shih Tzus, wonderful breed.

The oldest ones live to be 20 yrs old and at that point became totally senile. We miss them a lot.

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
02-28-2018, 11:42 AM
Ken- id just veneer it with a new piece of perfect wood. It would be invisible, look perfect, and quicker then boiling and sanding etc. bevel the new edge down the the old edge line.

Timbuck
02-28-2018, 11:50 AM
Ken- id just veneer it with a new piece of perfect wood. It would be invisible, look perfect, and quicker then boiling and sanding etc. bevel the new edge down the the old edge line.
I know that Beau...I just wanted to see if it worked...it is now in the scrap box. ;)

TjW
02-28-2018, 02:48 PM
That's a pretty respectable result.

Titchtheclown
02-28-2018, 04:40 PM
Organically carved heel.

Could be a selling point. I know I would buy one, especially if the cocreator got billing on the builder's label.

Sharpshin
02-28-2018, 07:12 PM
Beauty marks!

Sven-Uke
02-28-2018, 09:03 PM
Just for something to do while I'm waiting for the snow to go away, I did a bit of an experiment on the damaged headstock ..I put it in a pan of boiling water for about 20 minutes to try and raise the wood fibers in the damaged area ..Then left it on a hot radiator for a couple of hours to dry out ..then a bit of sanding but not a lot...and gave it a coat of FP..and here is the result not perfect but it's something to remember if I do a restoration job in the future.
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What?!!!! You put the dog in boiling water for 20 minutes?!!!!

Wait.. err.. never mind..

jop
03-01-2018, 05:42 AM
"I went to the zoo today.
They only had one animal, -a dog.
It was a Shihtzu!"

Sven-Uke
03-06-2018, 12:37 AM
"I went to the zoo today.
They only had one animal, -a dog.
It was a Shihtzu!"

I ♥ this joke!