NOW IT IS TIME TO BOX THEM UP- This always seems like a landmark moment, when the back is glued on, the edges are trimmed and you begin to think you may have a ukulele one day after all. Still lots of work to do, but now you are working with the real thing.
First you fit the back, cutting gaps in the wall of tentalones to accommodate the braces. Then a little glue and these homemade clamps and the job is done once the glue dries. This is the walnut, redwood top uke for Dave.
Once the glue is dried the surplus edge is cut off with the laminate cutter and an edging pit with roller. The blue tape is put on for the roller to roll on, keeping from making the trim cut too close. The overhang, the depth of the tape, is easily sanded off.
this is the Koa Cedar for Trey.