Twin tenors

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Dave Higham
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Twin tenors

Post by Dave Higham » Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:59 pm

Back in the mists of time (2009) the OLF had a Buy/Sell/Swap thingummy and your very own Bob Connor had some wood to sell. Among other things I bought two tenor uke sets of tiger myrtle
I started building them at New Year 2010 and they were almost finished in October. But I had a problem French polishing the bodies. The shellac wouldn’t harden. I’d do a session, leave them hanging up for a while and then lay them carefully on an old towel covered by an even older t-shirt and the next morning they’d be stuck to the t-shirt. I tried hanging them up for two or three days but if I put them down on anything overnight there’d be an imprint in the finish the next day. In the end I got fed up with them and left them in a drawer where they stayed until we moved house recently.
When I got them out the polish seemed to have hardened so I finished them off. Our two eldest grandchildren had their 18th birthdays recently, so they got one each.
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Mark McLean
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Re: Twin tenors

Post by Mark McLean » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:32 pm

They look very classy!. The tiger myrtle pairs up really well with the (?) mahogany neck and whatever you used for the bindings and other trimmings. A really nice package. I also like your initials on the back of the headstock. And it is nice how passage of time solved your finish problem.

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Re: Twin tenors

Post by lamanoditrento » Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:16 pm

Nice clean inlay there. Well done

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