We have really fallen in love with this spalted maple from the old Fountain District tree. I cut enough or seven backs and sides. Take a look.
It may be a bit tough to bend sides. Ordered some Super Soft wood softener to improper our odds of success, Don't want to waste any of this lovely stuff.
Just holding a bend side and a back together to get a feel.. Maybe a uke would look better without a lower binding.. A binding might disrupt the harmony of the blend.
Here is Sally's Cocobolo and Spruce, at this stage without its bindings. We installed curly Koa bindings
When the glue is dry and the tape comes off we began the sanding process. Cocobolo dust is extremely toxic and is to be avoided at all costs, so the shop door is opened, a fan in the rear of the ship is turned on blowing air out
And the sanding is done on the sanding table with the big vacuum going full blast. Notice Rick's face mask, that is not for covid 19.
Cocobolo is beautiful wood and makes excellent ukuleles but I will only work with it in the summer time when these precautions can be taken.