View Full Version : I have it bad...

12-08-2009, 10:08 AM
Following a class at our corporate office, as I was riding the elevator down to exit the building, I looked at the walls of the elevator. Hmmm...nice ribbon-grained mahogany. I bet that would build a nice ukulele!

Anybody else look at things in their environment and wonder what they would look like as a uke?

12-08-2009, 10:11 AM
My husband showed me a picture of him at work today with a giant chocolate bar. I realized it was big enough to make a confectionary concert uke.

12-08-2009, 10:29 AM
theres a giant vintage dresser like thing at my parents house that looks like it is a mix of koa and mahogany and its like 80 years old and in pristine condition

12-08-2009, 10:29 AM
Anybody else look at things in their environment and wonder what they would look like as a uke?One of my cats has the most beautiful stripes.......

12-08-2009, 10:31 AM
pahahahahaha dont do it sally !

12-08-2009, 10:39 AM
At a jam at a local guy's house, we were eyeing his kitchen drawers, tempted to steal one to make a slat backed electric uke

12-08-2009, 10:46 AM
Yeah...the other day, I thought to myself...I wonder how big of an Ukulele you could make out of a giant sequoia...haha.:p...too bad that species of tree is threatened...:(

12-08-2009, 10:48 AM
Just this afternoon, while sitting at the nav station, I looked around at our teak interior and wondered about the qualities of teak as a tonewood. :D

12-08-2009, 01:33 PM
The other day I was watching the local news and couldn't help but think how much the trim on the female anchor's suit reminded me of the rope binding on Mainland ukes. :)

12-08-2009, 01:35 PM
I was buying gift tins at the craft store today and started going, "HMMMmmmmmmm.....":rolleyes:

12-08-2009, 01:42 PM
haha, I was doing exactly that with a wardrobe in my friend's house earlier today! The two doors are nicely bookmatched. Also, my Dad has a t-shirt with a similar pattern to the Mainland binding. I called him a Mainland, but he just looked confused.

Ahnko Honu
12-08-2009, 03:09 PM
One of my cats has the most beautiful stripes.......

The Japanese used cat belly skin for their Shamisen, you could see the kitty nipples in the hide. :eek: You can see two pairs in the picture below. Popoki.

Ahnko Honu
12-08-2009, 03:12 PM
I'm planning on reskinning my old banjolele with the belly skin of the next large shark I catch (not Tiger Shark, respect 'aumakua of others). ;)

12-08-2009, 04:06 PM
all the time. I look at different pieces of furniture and see if i could turn it into a good uke. :p Currently I want to take an old church pew from my church and turn it into a uke, since i am moving and won't be going to that church any longer. :( or at least make the neck out of church pew wood. yeah that sounds good. /self brainstorming.