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My Hawai'i KOA Score!!!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by frederic b. hodshon, Jul 20, 2003.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    here are some pics of the Koa i bought from a dealer on Kaua'i.

    it was an 80" long board, 8" wide and 1" thick. i had them cut it to 20 - 22" lengths before shipping.

    the piece with the knot should be good for 2 or 3 headstock laminates.

    bookmatching time!!!

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  2. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    thanks,

    i'll be cutting them this week!!!

    more pics soon.

    f
     
  3. Carey

    Carey

    Jan 18, 2002
    Redlands, CA
    Fred,
    What are you going to do with all that beautiful koa?
    Would you mind sharing your source?
    I was in Kauai about 3 weeks ago...
     
  4. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    Carey,

    i was waiting for someone to ask.

    :)

    let me bookmatch them this week and post updated pics.

    i plan on using 2 for me, with one left over to sell(whatever). maybe have a talkbass giveaway!

    like i said, i should have enough for 3 bookmatched tops and headstock veneers.

    YUM!

    f
     
  5. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    Carey,

    i didn't realise you were THE CAREY!

    i'd be honored to share some.

    i'll send some pics before i post!

    f
     
  6. Carey

    Carey

    Jan 18, 2002
    Redlands, CA
    What the hell does that mean, "THE CAREY"? LMAO.

    You're going to saw them yourself? Cool. What saw are you using? I have a great source for blades. They work wonderfully. highlandhardware.com Look for the Wood Slicer blades. Very nice resaw blades.

    So, you say "2 for me". Are you building basses? Post pics!
     
  7. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    Carey,

    i sent you an e-mail.

    fred
     
  8. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Fred, I had a dream last night, no kidding, in which I learned that "fhodshon" is sanskrit for "rooster."
     
  9. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    DonZ, you know what's even weirder?

    my middle name is...

    BREWSTER!

    there's a spritual link there somewhere.

    f
     
  10. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Nice wood! Heh, heh.....wood.


    Highland Hardware is right down the street from me in the Va Highlands area of Atlanta.

    Pretty cool!
     
  11. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    and what's with these Hindu dreams, and why am i in them?

    ;)

    f
     
  12. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
  13. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    That's where Carey buys blades, and stuff.

    Pay Attention, Fred! :p ;) :D
     
  14. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    I often dream in Hindi or Sanskrit I guess ffrom my time living in India...

    Why you were there is beyond me. Maybe it was the mushrooms...
     
  15. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    i can't even afford to...

    :D

    f
     
  16. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.

    was i nekkid?

    :eek:

    f
     
  17. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    now you're scaring me...


    No, you were doing a performance art piece in which you slapped yourself in the head with a steak while reciting an e.e. cummings poem.