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Pete Howlett
07-07-2012, 02:53 AM
A veneered end block!

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj589/HowlettUkulele/PICT0015.jpg

Just had to do it because through the sound port, this would look really ugly remaining as it were a birch ply block. Oh and notice the completely over the top solid ebony linings... I kinda lost my way a little bit this week :)

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
07-07-2012, 03:46 AM
hahah- I noticed on Allen's site his laminates the side scrap onto the endblock which I thought was a great idea- matching the grain lines.

It this your ebony Reso Pete?

spookefoote
07-07-2012, 06:59 AM
Nice...............

RyanMFT
07-07-2012, 07:02 AM
Those ebony linings are really sharp Pete

Chris_H
07-07-2012, 07:21 AM
nice! Can't wait to see those...

Allen
07-07-2012, 11:22 AM
It's a nice look, and I try and do it whenever I have enough material from the sides left over.

Pete Howlett
07-07-2012, 11:41 AM
Ooo err - I thought I was being a bit eccentric but hey Allen, must be the heat down under :) And Chris - those are the exact ones you will be working on in October. Still need your dates and I don't run the workshop on Sunday so you get a day to scale Snowdon!

Chris_H
07-09-2012, 08:58 AM
Here is some wild Macassar, not nearly as formal as the sides you have now, but pretty nonetheless.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8430/7537286904_58300e9433_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51504257@N02/7537286904/)

Pete Howlett
07-09-2012, 10:12 AM
Lovely - if i made a uke out of that I'd be making a Ruhlmann piece...