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Timbuck
11-07-2011, 12:55 AM
I'm making this for a special reason :)....Can you guess what it's for ??..My Son thinks it's a ukulele "balance arm" :eek:...All will be revealed shortly.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0003-13.jpg

fitncrafty
11-07-2011, 12:57 AM
A double ukulele? can play it left or right handed? Otherwise I am at a loss...

Vic D
11-07-2011, 02:18 AM
It's a caul for a uke hold down.

ksquine
11-07-2011, 07:34 AM
I've heard of double-neck ukes....but a double body?? Wacky

ukulian
11-07-2011, 09:53 AM
Timbuck's "The Kiss" ??

RyanMFT
11-07-2011, 10:09 AM
Half pipe for cockroach skateboarders?

Rick Turner
11-07-2011, 06:38 PM
It's a reproduction of a component of a torture device he saw in the Tower of London. This is applied before plucking out intestines as per the final scens in the movie "Brave Heart" which is, of course, the first act to drawing and quartering. These Brits, you know... Took 'em forever to stop hanging folks at Tyburn and suspending pirates between tides in gibbets. This is part of a device known as "Slow Death by Uke." Kind of like the Spanish "garrotte"...not to be confused with the French style that can be done with a ukulele string...

tonewood
11-08-2011, 04:41 AM
Have not seen one of those in some time. That my fine friends is alien technology at its finest.Basically the first personal computer. I believe this to be a replica of the original piece uncovered in Egypt in the 1950s. Amazingly enough they carbon dated the original and found it to predate the age of the dinosaur. What a remarkable treasure.

Timbuck
11-08-2011, 05:33 AM
AWAY LADS!!:D..(Geordie expression for "can't you do better than that")
It's a "double ended heel test piece"..so I can set up my tooling to make a batch of dovetail necks...I made it double ended so I could have a couple of tries to get the set up right co's it usually needs a bit of tweeking before i'm happy with it.
here it is now it's done.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0009-6.jpg
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0006-7.jpg

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-08-2011, 05:37 AM
Hmmm....I didn't expect it to be so obvious.

ukulian
11-08-2011, 06:44 AM
That's all very well, but where do the tuners go?? ;)

Pukulele Pete
11-08-2011, 07:19 AM
I thought it was a new handle for your refrigerator.

ProfChris
11-08-2011, 07:42 AM
I'm disappointed too. I was convinced it was a custom spacer for your two-holer outside privy.

PelicanUkuleles
11-08-2011, 12:43 PM
Dang! :(
I thought it was a door handle to another universe!
It's very :cool: