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Thread: Reclaimed Teardrop From a Redwood Picnic Table

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
    Any difficulties in the process? It looks lovely. I can't wait to see the finished product.
    No construction problems. The wood was very cooperative. It is soooo soft, I needed to be extra careful.

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    When I work with cedar and redwoods I have to make sure my fingernails are trimmed down close. Really soft
    My Real name is Terry Harris

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    It's a beautiful wood with such a sweet tone though, worth it in the end!

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    I just finished this special little redwood ukulele.
    One of the things that interests me about working with reclaimed wood is that you are giving it a third life. About a 1,000 years ago this redwood sprung up from the ground and started its first life as a tree. For a 1,000 years it provided food and shelter to countless animals, not to mention cleaning the air. In its second life it was fashioned into a picnic table, and saw a 1,000 hot dogs and burgers. It took on a patina from spilled ketchup, mustard, and a constant soaking of coke and kool-aid. Now in its third life it is ready for 1,000 songs. Maybe in the future it will have a forth life...like maybe a bird house?
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    Thanks David. Really excited to give "Bob" (grandfather's name) a go!

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    That is so pretty! I love redwood for instruments!
    Jan >^..^<
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