Paua full of Powah

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  1. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    This is more meant to be a casual FB style post rather than a thread. I lifted this photo off a dealer website. Have to say, the beauty of the paua/abalone is amazing these days.
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  2. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    It’s like looking into a Nebula.
     
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  3. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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  4. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    I know, I know repost....but daaayyymmm!
     
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  5. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Agreed. They’re doing very cool things with inlays anymore.
     
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  6. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Mother Nature is an over achiever.

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  7. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Is it solid paua or are they getting the Abalam to look that good nowadays?
     
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  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Beautiful stuff!
     
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  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    You read my mind.



    Hey Doc! How cool would it be to make crowns from that stuff?! “She has that ‘paua smile.’” :p
    Where’s my recorder? I’m an idea man!

     
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  10. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Well I once saw photos of loose bird inlay pieces on a PRS webpage, and I was surprised how thick they were. For those guitars with etched gold birds, that must be not insignificant amounts of gold!
     
  11. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Would make a cool Bond villain.
     
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  12. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    “Fish jaws.”

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    Toothace, was this some of your work?
     
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  13. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    They would look great! I'm sure they could put together a block of Abalam for the milling machine! And as long as they never bit into anything harder than a grape, they'd last too!
     
  14. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I’m going to buy a yacht and name it “Abalam Tooth Fairy” with my first profit check from our partnership.
     
  15. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    I like the way you think!
     
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  16. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Refer to post # 9. “Idea man”. :cool:
     
  17. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    You need to quit being practical. This is America; it’s all about aesthetics.
     
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  18. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Oh...I'd be happy to make them for people! It's after the multiple warnings of how to protect their investment that they still manage to break them and want me to fix it for them...

    "you said I could eat with them!"

    "But you used your teeth to open your shampoo bottle..."
     
  19. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    LOL..........wait. :eek:...........beer bottles are OK, right? Right?
     
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  20. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Would you deny that claim?
     

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