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    All was going well ..when suddenly it spontaneously exploded
    Koa as well IMG_1375.jpg
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    Ouch!
    Do I smell a”factory second”?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    Ouch!
    Do I smell a”factory second”?
    I think the smell of burning is more like it.. This is a good example of what grain runout can do.
    The first break happened close to the neck block while the linings were being sanded flush..the other breaks happened when it hit the wall
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    ......the other breaks happened when it hit the wall
    I hear that is a good test to determine the instrument's integrity. Good thing you don't make pianos, that would be a lot tougher

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    Oh my! You put a lot of work on this. The neck and sides are ok?
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    Look like it's got some figure so yeah, very short grain. This is the bit that buyers don't see - the loss (time and material). We all experience it though.

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    Could make a pretty wallhanger.

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    Maybe it got scared when you put it on the bandsaw table

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    The downside is that ..now I'm short of a pair of koa soprano sides to go with the fabulous top and back that I intended to use on this one..So I'll have to shop around for some more.
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    I've been looking around on eBay for some Koa to replace this and another set that needs some sides..The price that they are asking is ridiculous for a Yorkshireman like me a small chunk of Koa at 2.5" X 2 X 14" was around the 100 mark
    So I searched a bit more and found this at 15 (thats more like the price I'm intrested in)..It's called "Morado" do you think anyone will know the difference ??
    BolRosewood by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    Further searching and I found this ..It's a bread board made from Acacia which is another version of Koa..Enough here to make six soprano sides for 12 inc shipping.
    breadboard by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    Last edited by Timbuck; 10-02-2018 at 12:41 AM.
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