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Pete Howlett
06-02-2010, 03:57 AM
I think the photos I posted a few days ago were taken in such poor light that you might want better clarification so here are a couple with their first coat of grainfilling epoxy. It takes about 40 minutes to mask up and fill the grain...

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p66/PeteHowlett/CurlyKoa.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p66/PeteHowlett/CurlyMahoganyTenor.jpg

UncleElvis
06-02-2010, 04:39 AM
I don't have words for how beautiful I think those are...

Pukulele Pete
06-02-2010, 04:52 AM
I don't have words for how beautiful I think those are...

Same here. Beautiful.

Ken W
06-02-2010, 05:14 AM
Wow! Pete, that is some beautiful wood and craftsmanship. Thanks for posting these pics.

fahrner
06-02-2010, 08:16 AM
Wow! Simply gorgeous.

Vindelanda
06-02-2010, 08:39 AM
Oh wow! That is incredibly beautiful! Makes me want to get another uke...:iwant:

erich@muttcrew.net
06-02-2010, 08:48 AM
Yum, scrumptious!

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
06-02-2010, 09:29 AM
Good examples of both grain patterns Pete.

GrumpyOldMan
06-02-2010, 12:11 PM
Phwoar! Very nice.

Lori
06-02-2010, 01:51 PM
Wow! Outstanding!

–Lori

zdiver7
06-02-2010, 10:14 PM
!!HOLY....

I could only dream of owning such beautiful wood anytime soon! :)

6stringconvert
06-03-2010, 12:53 AM
Pete,

My biggest fear is that you retire before I put my Howlett ukulele funds together.

6sc

UncleElvis
06-03-2010, 05:06 AM
Pete,

My biggest fear is that you retire before I put my Howlett ukulele funds together.

6sc

Impossible! Mr. Howlett is NEVER allowed to retire!

Darrel
06-03-2010, 06:38 AM
That really is some fine looking wood, I almost missed the back side of the neck hanging behind it with one of the most elegant volutes I've seen. Did you ever do a video on how you shape them?

mzuch
06-03-2010, 08:13 AM
+1 on the volute shaping video!

Pete Howlett
06-03-2010, 08:42 AM
Use a knife...