Friday, December 23, 2011

For Wood Enthusiasts

We had a successful trip to Portland buying wood for ukuleles.  Hit several wood stores, plus Rockler and Woodcraft, of course.  A quick stop in at Penzey's Spices to stock up on chicken base, cocoa powder, and other seasonings.  It was also wonderful to visit with Teri and Troy and see their newest grandbaby, Louis.  He's a cutie!

Emil met some really nice folks at the wood stores, and I think he'll become a frequent shopper at Gilmer Wood Company and Northwest Timber.

Emil and Lewis Judy, owner of Northwest Timber

BIG jointer

Anyone know what this machine is?

Gorgeous, smooth maple

Burl, the cat

Port Orford Cedar - $100/foot

Perfect for a table

My big splurge - a new uke book!

Tuning a uke at Beacock Music in Vancouver, WA

Look at all this instrument wood

I'm SO buying this one!

Salivating over the wood selection

Emil has enough wood now for seven ukuleles.  He's almost done making a workbench for his shop, and he bought a heater to keep him warm.  I've started a spreadsheet of items to do to start up the business, and I'm building a marketing plan.  Tis the new year for exciting adventures!

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