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Timbuck
04-16-2011, 01:59 AM
I got hold of a billet of Sepela ... nice quarter sawn straight lump, Dry as a bone, no knots splits ...Enough to make 16 soprano necks, or so I thought:D..but I only managed to get 12 in the end:( due to some forest type beetles that had drilled a load of holes at one corner.. (inconsiderate little insects:mad:)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0006-2.jpg

Pete Howlett
04-16-2011, 06:16 AM
Pinhole borers... I rather like the appearance of fauna in instruments as long as it has long gone :)

Allen
04-16-2011, 09:52 AM
I don't mind a few borer holes either in the right wood. Adds character.

olgoat52
04-16-2011, 10:02 AM
Maybe a "Limited Run" of Beetle Ukes?? They'll probably end up being a collectors item. :)

TWC

ksquine
04-18-2011, 07:40 AM
Man, you must be picky. Isn't that what they make epoxy for??

Timbuck
04-18-2011, 10:13 AM
Man, you must be picky. Isn't that what they make epoxy for??
Bu Bu But!...These were serious worm holes...like in that film "Tremors" :rolleyes:..you could stick your finger in e'm. :D

Allen
04-18-2011, 10:27 AM
As big as these holes? (http://www.rasmussenguitars.com/?p=galleri&intId=4)

Lars showed us this guitar about a year ago made from planks that were salvaged from a boat. I think that this guitar is one of the most beautiful ones I've ever seen. It's just impeccable work and shows what you can do with a little lateral thinking.

Timbuck
04-18-2011, 11:10 AM
:confused:Are you saying that..There are "ukulele nerds" out there that will gladly buy and pay extra for worm hole instruments ???...If so , I will dig that bit out of the scrap bin and make a uke out of it.. and maybe add a few extra holes with a hot wire:D.

new wave ukulele
04-18-2011, 11:25 AM
market them as "Tone Holes" added by nature, then give 'em an up-charge!

ksquine
04-19-2011, 07:47 AM
If they're big holes.....call them sound ports;)

Gmoney
04-19-2011, 07:57 AM
If they're big holes.....call them sound ports;)

Mya-Moe is doing almost that w/"The Natural Inclusion Project":

http://myamoeukuleles.com/naturalWonders.html

http://myamoeukuleles.com/images/3k%20wood%20sets/naturalInclusion.jpg

Timbuck
04-19-2011, 09:03 AM
Is that one for a Gynecologist:confused:

Gmoney
04-19-2011, 09:08 AM
Is that one for a Gynecologist:confused:

:eek:

Yeah, what he said!

Gmoney
04-21-2011, 03:52 PM
And here's one that is almost finished. "The Butterfly":

http://twitpic.com/4mxxut

olgoat52
04-21-2011, 05:30 PM
Is that one for a Gynecologist:confused:

LOL! I was going to say it was a bit erotic and worried everyone would think I was a total creep!!

olgoat52
04-21-2011, 05:31 PM
:confused:Are you saying that..There are "ukulele nerds" out there that will gladly buy and pay extra for worm hole instruments ???...If so , I will dig that bit out of the scrap bin and make a uke out of it.. and maybe add a few extra holes with a hot wire:D.

"ukulele nerds" == "department of redundancy department"