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Beau Hannam Ukuleles
12-18-2013, 10:24 AM
I couldn't help but post a pic of the Koa wedding ring my fiancée got me as a surprise- Made in Honolulu :)



12-18-2013, 10:27 AM
Congratulations!....And by the look of it, you can still pop a top off a beer bottle should the situation arise.

12-18-2013, 10:29 AM
Ooooooh, that is really pretty! You're off to a really good start together.

12-18-2013, 10:32 AM
Beautiful! Congratulations!

The Big Kahuna
12-18-2013, 10:33 AM
How does the sound compare to, say, a Cedar wedding ring, when you drop it into the sink?

The Big Kahuna
12-18-2013, 10:34 AM
It's seriously beautiful though, Beau. And remember, whatever happens throughout your life together, you'll always have wood.

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
12-18-2013, 10:38 AM

Thanks Big Kahuna! I hope so.

I made her a full wooden ring out of African blackwood and Brazilian RW before I bought her the real thing. Wooden rings are great looking things and i didn't realise professionals charge so much for them. Another side business for luthiers using up scrape wood.

eg--- http://www.simplywoodrings.com/ringshop/wood-ring/for-men.html

The Big Kahuna
12-18-2013, 10:42 AM
My wallet that I bought on Kauai from Calabash (http://konacaps.com/)

Something to think about, dude. Someone of your creativity should be able to think of a few different things.


The Big Kahuna
12-18-2013, 10:50 AM
I still keep my "Mahalo Rewards Card" in it (South Park in-joke for you folks who've seen the "Going Native" episode)


Beau Hannam Ukuleles
12-18-2013, 10:58 AM
Here are the rings i previously made
African blackwood (with sapwood) with Brazilian line.

Ebony with bloodwood line.


The Big Kahuna
12-18-2013, 11:03 AM
The ring on the right is clearly made from the headstock of a Mya Moe. Is that from the bits that are left over from a slothead?

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
12-18-2013, 11:12 AM
I just had some thinnish african blackwood laying around after i bought a "bargain box" from Gilmer woods for $25- i got a few head plates out of it and bridges plus inlay bits...and an engagement ring :)

I recently got snakewood bargain box from them- great buy for $35

12-18-2013, 11:33 AM

Another good thing about wooden rings is you don't need to go all the way to Mordor just to burn them up.

12-18-2013, 11:36 AM
Glad she didn't try to save some bucks and go with a laminate. :D

12-18-2013, 01:18 PM
Congratulations Beau! You gotta love Gilmer's scraps!

12-23-2013, 07:06 AM
Now you need a koa inlaid watch to go with your ring.


Beau Hannam Ukuleles
12-23-2013, 07:19 AM
:) hahaha- Next xmas