I saw the post on making a ukulele and I thought I would like to do it, a simple build that won't take too much time. I was suppose to make one at a uke forum when they had a thread on building them. One thing lead to another, I glued a couple of pieces of wood together for the neck, put it aside for a different project, will have to show you guys that one when it gets going. Looked through my stash of 2 x 4's, I have kept my eye out for any that would be half useful to build an instrument. Decided on one.
Actually as quartered as you are going to find and the grain is not too bad. Started cutting it into useful pieces and it gummed up my blade. I was planing on giving it a year or two to dry out to the moisture level to build an instrument. Hope to dry out the cut pieces will dry out by putting a fan on them. Or maybe put them in the oven but then they have to re-hydrate again to be useful. We'll see what happens tomorrow.