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Thread: Reprising the Fun Build for mendel

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    I thought I would be able to do some work and post some more pics today. I went for a walk on the beach this morning, came came across a beaver in the surf. Beavers are not marine mammals, and this guy was in trouble. With my wife, ignoring animals in distress is not an option, so 5 hours later, with a lot of help from friends, said beaver is in the hands of the North Coast Wildlife Rescue people and I am exhausted. I'll try to get some work done tomorrow.

    Brad

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    That sounds like a more noble pursuit than working on a Sunday! Glad the beaver is alright! How did you go about rescuing it? I've heard they can be quite vicious! Nothing like that here in South Florida... We have otters with rabies instead.....
    Have a Happy Day, and remember- Take the time to play!!!!

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    The bulk of the day was spent keeping curious people from scaring the beaver out into the surf, while we assembled the rescue team. The rescue itself was hairy, we waited until a big wave knocked him up on the sand and receded, leaving the beaver 40' from the water. A quick sprint allowed us to get one net and then another net on him and drag him into a dog crate. I don't think of them as vicious, but he naturally tried to defend himself and they chew down trees.

    Brad

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    Great work with both the beaver AND the ukulele, Brad!
    There are two types of people in this world:
    1. Those who need closure.

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    Here are some progress pics.

    Brad
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    Very cool endgraft!!!

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    I love the sides and the endgraft!
    Have a Happy Day, and remember- Take the time to play!!!!

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    Charango of unknown origins by way of Trujillo, Peru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mendel View Post
    I love the sides and the endgraft!
    Oh I am just sick with envy.. it's gorgeous! You are one lucky uker mendel!

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    Fantastic! I just love these, and that one is... well fantastic lol...

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    I am thrilled with this Uke. I cant wait for Brad to post a sound sample. Its always a treat to hear him play an instrument that he built from scratch and sing a tune......
    Have a Happy Day, and remember- Take the time to play!!!!

    Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/richm2778

    Custom Donaldson Concert Uke
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    "Na-ni"

    Lanikai Lu-21C
    "Cousin Larry"

    Charango of unknown origins by way of Trujillo, Peru.
    "Lolita"

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