Stuart Fuchs sent me this photo taken at a Central Illinois workshop with the news that there were three Griffin Kasha ukuleles there. Wow ! , that is exciting, Here is Stu and Kent Lowry with their Griffin tenors.
Looks like Stu needs a little refinishing, he really puts a uke through its paces, and maybe Kent ought to invest in a decent strap, But it delights me that they like those instruments.
Meanwhile, back at the workshop a new "Griffin" is coming along. This is Floyd's tenor which just got its peg head plate glued on. The wood is spalted maple which, with the g is kind of my signature peg head. Floyd selected this piece for its interesting lines.
'the final shaping of neck and peg head is being done. Lots of use of this scraper. What a terrific tool this is. I recommend it to all woodworkers.
The other great tool for shaping necks is this bow sander. It nicely rounds the neck. Now comes lots and lots of final sanding of the entire instrument before the finishing begins.
This is the measuring tool I use to gauge how thick the neck should be. I compare with ukuleles that I play and like. A handy device