PROGRESS CONTINUES TODAY I was able to glue the braces on the uke backs as well as rough saw out the neck blanks. The next task will be to carve the necks, really the part of uke building that i enjoy the most.
Here are all the braces, firmly glued to their tops or backs. I will be doing a bit of careful thinning to develop the optimal vibration of each of these parts.
Next will be the necks, here just cut out on the band saw. The careful carving of these necks is a delight and a challenge. I look forward to this stage in every build.
And now I add a completely non- ukulele picture but it is so unusual I could not resist. This huge and ugly Russian yacht visited Bellingham Bay today and anchored in the bay watching the PITCH regatta thet happens every labor day on Bellingham Bay. This huge yacht is owned by a Russian billionaire. It is 390 feet long, cost 300 million dollars and is a gross example of excess consumption. But you gotta admit it is pretty different and you did not expect to see it on my blog. It left this afternoon for who knows where but the story about town is that it refueled in Seattle yesterday and took on $500,000 of fuel. Just Imagine! You can google a You Tube by doing "mega yacht, russian banker" and you will see it's interior.