Lets get the sides on this uke. Beth is getting eager. Here they are, trimmed snd fitted and ready to be glued. Note the bottom ends are taped together.
Next you paint glue on the tail block, and on the bottom thin edge of the sides, slip the ends into the neck and clamp the sides onto the soundboard.
Not much gluing surface on that thin edge of the sides so I like to get the tentalones in as soon as possible.
Here you can see the tentalones glued and clamped into place with these simple homemade clamps. The sides are firmly attached.
Tomorrow it will be this uke's turn. The sides are all trimmed and ready to go. Don't have enough clamps for two at a time.