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Hinoki – Part 3 – A short story about sourcing wood.

I told a tale of cutting down a Hinoki tree, and chainsawing it into quarters and processing it… This rendered wood that I can use for braces in a few years. Not a big tree, but worth the trouble and a good experience. The fellows that have been helping me scout for more Hinoki said we’ll find a tree one meter in diameter in the mountains and go cut it down. I was thinking that will be a back breaker of a few days and then 5 to 7 year wait for wood to dry. Alas a good idea, but not what I really and truly wanted to go through, …


Koa Concert sized Ukulele-

      I’ve been building ukulele again. Here is a custom uke from a few years ago.       And here are few photos of the uke I’ve been working on. It’s finished now and I’ll take final pictures and post a sound sample soon. In the mean time a few photos of how it looked during construction. This Koa Uke is for sale for $950.00 – and I’m always taking custom orders for ukulele, contact me for prices and options. Ukes are fun to build, like little gems. Stephen