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    I sometimes get sucked into projects to get something playable again. Not even beginning to considering that one.
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    Looks like someone used it as an oar, Jo.

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    Not decorative enough to be even a "wall hanger."
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    Looks like kindling to me.

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    It doesn’t look like the tuning machines would merit the starting bid. I really want to know the back story on that one. Could be a case of a spouse who got tired of listening to their partner’s plinking away instead of doing housework and dunked it in a stoppered utility sink one night. At least that’s how I imagine this one played out.
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    My dear, departed father had an expression he used that covered things like this........"when you throw that thing in the trash, MAKE SURE you throw a dime in there with it -- that way you can at least say you threw away something!"

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    Default Re: A very water-damaged bowlback

    Quote Originally Posted by lukmanohnz View Post
    It doesn’t look like the tuning machines would merit the starting bid. I really want to know the back story on that one. Could be a case of a spouse who got tired of listening to their partner’s plinking away instead of doing housework and dunked it in a stoppered utility sink one night. At least that’s how I imagine this one played out.
    Agreed, not worth that price at all. According to the listing it was 'involved in a small flood'. Make of that what you will...

    I never like to write off any instrument as completely salvageable, but this would be a lot of work for someone... not me, thanks :D
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    Default Re: A very water-damaged bowlback

    "IT CAME IN CONTACT WITH WATER IN A SMALL FLOOD...". Yup, "only" 5 or 6 inches based on the waterline going diagonally across the bowl.
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    Default Re: A very water-damaged bowlback

    Floods have a lot of mud, muck and slimy grime. It would be a ton of work and not sure anything would stay glued after sucking all that into the wood.
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