AT LAST, the French Polish has reached the rich depth that I want and I am ready to attach the bridges. Here is the process.
Here we have two concerts with their bridges being attached. Having only two sets of bridge clamps I must wait for tomorrow to glue up the third uke. After about 15 minutes of the glue setting up, I carefully remove the blue tape, and with a thin piece of plastic cut from a credit card, that I place a fold of damp cotton cloth over, I carefully wipe up any "spill out" glue. Then I let the uke set over night to get a good glue job. In the meantime you can begin making the nuts and saddles. The smell of hot bison bone being ground on my sander pervades the workshop. Kind of smells like burning toenails. Not great. but the stringing up can't be far way now.