Ovangkol and Sitka Tenor Uke

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Allen
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Ovangkol and Sitka Tenor Uke

Post by Allen » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:32 pm

I'd never heard of Ovangkol before, but when I saw it on offer in the Buy Sell section knew I had to give it a go. Very beautiful figure in this set. It bends very easy, but has absolutely enormous pores that need a lot of attention if you are going to do a gloss finish.

Sitka spruce sound board with Australian Blackwood bindings. Ringed Gidgee fret board and finished in high gloss lacquer.
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Re: Ovangkol and Sitka Tenor Uke

Post by bobthebuilder » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:38 pm

Hi Allen , I am extremely impressed to see what you have done with this set, It was a hard decision to sell them but this makes it a lot easier seeing what you have achieved with it, now I am keen to see what you do with the others. I am still heading up way so I will catch up with you at some point. Cheers Robert.

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Re: Ovangkol and Sitka Tenor Uke

Post by Mark McLean » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:28 pm

Lovely, as usual Allen. That makes me keen on trying ovangkol at some stage too. How did you fill those giant pores? Was it epoxy?
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Re: Ovangkol and Sitka Tenor Uke

Post by Allen » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:14 am

Yes. epoxy, but it still took several sessions.
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Re: Ovangkol and Sitka Tenor Uke

Post by yakka » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:30 pm

please give a lesson on how you blend the veneer on the back of the headstock so well into the neck, really schmick
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Re: Ovangkol and Sitka Tenor Uke

Post by lamanoditrento » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:18 am

Beautiful work and beautiful wood!

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