Concert Uke with Orchid Inlay

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Allen
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Concert Uke with Orchid Inlay

Post by Allen » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:33 pm

Some of the nicest Australian Blackwood that I've had the pleasure to use. The bindings are sap wood from the same flitch. The inlay is Faux Ivory that I've added scrimshaw shading and then further colored with a translucent mauve to color match an orchid growning in our yard.
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Mark McLean
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Re: Concert Uke with Orchid Inlay

Post by Mark McLean » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:48 am

OK, so now we know you grow orchids as well as building ukes. A complete renaissance man.

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Re: Concert Uke with Orchid Inlay

Post by Allen » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:30 am

Pretty easy to grow orchids when you live in Cairns. The challenging one has been our Vanilla that has to be hand pollinated just the right way early in the morning. Second year now that we'll have a crop that takes 8 - 10 months to be ready.
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Re: Concert Uke with Orchid Inlay

Post by lamanoditrento » Tue May 05, 2020 9:50 pm

THAT blackwood! Your scrimshaw is fantastic too :cl
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