Late this afternoon I succumbed to the itch to begin another Ukulele. In fact two Concert Pinecones ordered by two ladies.
And it begins with a couple of pieces of Englemann Spruce, a hole, and a bandsaw cutting out the shape.
Then the soundboard must be sanded down to the proper thickness. Here it enters the sander.
And here it exits, a little bit thinner. Repeated passes thins it down to --
.125, nope it must be thinner than that, back to the sander.
Finally both soundboards are thinned down to .o90 the building thickness and it is time to whittle the Sitka Spruce braces.
But it was also time to quit for the day. Earlier I had completed a handful of Shakers. People are ordering these little guys in some cases so their grand children can accompany their grandma's ukulele playing. Who Knew?
Also earlier in the day I had installed strap buttons on Holey Moley, and decided to give a fair test to attaching the strap to the heel rather than the peg head. I have always resisted doing that, but Holey Moley is my experimental uke, so I figured I had better try it.
I found a scrap of soft leather, an old Mexican belt, and my hole punch, Job done, Now to see how it plays.