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Timbuck
05-09-2011, 02:23 AM
Click on image for vid.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/th_palletukereview.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/?action=view&current=palletukereview.mp4)

SweetWaterBlue
05-09-2011, 02:52 AM
Beautiful sound. Its nice to see the master builder in the vid, as well.

hmgberg
05-09-2011, 03:06 AM
Unbelievable! It sounds great. Pallet wood; is "pallet" a UK variety of acacia? :-)

shrink9
05-09-2011, 03:49 AM
Amazing! and pretty, too! I could listen to you play that uke all day long. I really like the sound of it.

sukie
05-09-2011, 04:40 AM
I love it! The sound is terrific. The uniqueness of the wood is really cool. Very nice job. I really enjoyed seeing the progress of the build. Thanks, Timbuck.

Gmoney
05-09-2011, 04:54 AM
Bravo! Pallet wood certainly never sounded so good. Have loved watching your work as you give us peeks into the builds. This one in particular has been amazing. From original gleam in your eye as you began to visualize the way it might come together, you've shown us your skills at your craft & invited us along for the ride.

Nice to "meet" you sir, & hope to own one of your creations one day.

EDW
05-09-2011, 05:18 AM
You really nailed that one ;-)

I think that it is further proof that while materials matter, the skill of the builder is key and likely more important in some cases.

Timbuck
05-10-2011, 10:32 AM
Unbelievable! It sounds great. Pallet wood; is "pallet" a UK variety of acacia? :-)
This is Pallet wood...in the winter when the leaves have fallen off:)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/pallets.jpg

Snorky
05-10-2011, 12:38 PM
Hey Timbuck!
I own one of your fantastic sopranos! Just thought i'd drop by and say THANKS!! Love it to pieces!

allanr
05-10-2011, 01:20 PM
Outstanding work!

Doc_J
05-10-2011, 04:50 PM
Ken, just for reference, what was the total material cost for this marvelous and unique ukulele?

ADD
05-10-2011, 07:08 PM
This is Pallet wood...in the winter when the leaves have fallen off:)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/pallets.jpg

Can't think of a better use of Pallet wood, except maybe to build an art studio out of it. Seriously considering it.

Timbuck
05-10-2011, 09:20 PM
Ken, just for reference, what was the total material cost for this marvelous and unique ukulele?
The only things that cost money..were the strings and tuners fretwire scraps of Padauk and the shellac...so I recon about 15 total...Less than a Grizzly Kit.:D

countrybumpkin
05-11-2011, 03:22 AM
Good stuff. Sustainable lutherie.

v30
05-11-2011, 03:34 AM
Sounds lovely to me. How would you describe the sound compared to mahogany for example?

savagehenry
05-11-2011, 03:36 AM
Very cool, kind of sad you finished it, I really enjoyed following the build. Loved the pics and play by play.

freackykit
05-11-2011, 05:39 AM
Cannot believe this of Pallet Wood...Absolutely amazing :)

Chris

Timbuck
05-11-2011, 05:49 AM
Sounds lovely to me. How would you describe the sound compared to mahogany for example?

I try and do a demo video...comparing it to a Mahogany...and a Koa tenor:)

v30
05-11-2011, 06:01 AM
Just curious, what wood is it anyway? I know locally pallets are made from spruce but I guess it would depend on what lumber is abundant and cheap in your neck of the woods

SweetWaterBlue
05-11-2011, 08:10 AM
I think pallets are made from various kinds of woods, depending on how much load they are expected to carry. Hardwoods are generally stronger and sometimes go into pallets that are intended to be used more than once. Throw away pallets often use softer and weaker woods. Interestingly, the Taylor Guitar company made a pallet wood guitar with sides of oak and top from a 2x4. They may even still carry one in their product line:

http://www.taylorguitars.com/Guitars/Archive/Older/pallet.html

As with Timbuck's pallet ukulele the goal was to show that the maker is more important than fancy wood.