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    Default Got into the koa this afternoon :)

    Started cutting up this really nice hunk of koa today:



    This is about half of it (about 2" x 4" x 29" rough); going to be two sopranos. I'm going to make them entirely of koa, except for ebony nuts & saddles.

    This stuff is great to work with - bends easy, machines well, and it's so darn pretty

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    Did you find that in your firewood pile, too? Pretty, indeed.

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    Any Koa pineapples in your future?
    Illegitimus Non Carborundum

    I ʻike lākou, ʻo ʻoe, ka mea wale nō nona ka inoa ʻo IĒHOVA;
    ʻO ʻoe nō ka Mea kiʻekiʻe loa ma luna o ka honua a pau.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahnko Honu View Post
    Any Koa pineapples in your future?
    Oh alright - one of these will be a pineapple! Just bent the sides

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    mmm...very pretty stuff. I hope those saw marks sand out with no problem
    I'm a big fan of the pineapple idea too

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    Progress!




    They will end up being the same over-all length - just kinda floppy still at this stage

    I ought to get the backs glued on later today.

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    Is your wife cool with the usage of those laundry pins?

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    Beauty Dave, love the Spanish heel. Somehow I'm guessing those Koa pineapples are going to be great sellers. I may have to put my firstborn up on Craigslist.
    Illegitimus Non Carborundum

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    ʻO ʻoe nō ka Mea kiʻekiʻe loa ma luna o ka honua a pau.
    Nā Halelū 83:18

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    That was quick Dave...Did you still use the soundboard running under the fretboard trick ?..even in Koa they still have that unique "Waverly St" look about them..I recon if I came across one in the UK, I would be able to recognise it from ten yards away. I wouldn't mind having a play on one as well.

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