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bluesuke
01-14-2012, 12:10 PM
I thought I would share some pics of some wood we found today.
Myrtle,Big leaf maple and port orford cedar for tops

saltytri
01-14-2012, 12:14 PM
Did you visit Lewis?

bluesuke
01-14-2012, 12:20 PM
Did you visit Lewis?

Lewis? I don't know a Lewis

saltytri
01-14-2012, 12:33 PM
I thought you might have dropped by Northwest Timber in Jefferson. They have an awful lot of myrtle, cedar and maple.

http://www.nwtimber.com/default.asp

Pete Howlett
01-14-2012, 12:41 PM
I'm suffering pangs of wood envy now...

arpie
01-14-2012, 02:06 PM
I've heard of local Aussie luthiers keeping an eye out in 'antique/junk shops' or even yard sales for older furniture pieces (cheap) that they can salvage good authentic timber from - even bed heads as well as cupboards etc

Seems they've made some good instruments from them

Roberta

ukebuilder
01-14-2012, 02:23 PM
Nice looking, I will take a pic tonight of a piece of Myrtle I got a week ago. It is crazy...

ukebuilder
01-14-2012, 02:35 PM
Pete,
This is one piece that I got but I have to say its the most figured I have seen from my local guy, There is some close but this is about the best I have seen. I am not sure how to post pics so here is a link,
http://s307.photobucket.com/albums/nn289/Mr_Havoc/Myrtle/?action=view&current=CIMG2150.jpg#!oZZ1QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2F s307.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fnn289%2FMr_Havoc%2 FMyrtle%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DCIMG2150.jp g

Pete Howlett
01-14-2012, 03:05 PM
That is so out there I'd only use it for my drop top electric ukulele. I'd favour the lovely fiddleback you get with myrtle and those black streaks..

tattwo
01-14-2012, 03:16 PM
That is so out there I'd only use it for my drop top electric ukulele. I'd favour the lovely fiddleback you get with myrtle and those black streaks..

We did some digging to find these pieces Pete. It should yield quit a few ukes