Lots of activity the last couple of days, Not all on my ukes, Been Installing MiSi pickups, strap buttons, helping a new uke builder from Anacortes, but I have made lots of progress on the tenors I am building. #112 & 113 are almost ready to string up, and 114 and 115 got their necks carved today.
Carving and chaos on a busy worktable
The maple neck fresh from the bandsaw. Now the carving and shaping begins.
A few strokes with a sharp spokeshave and you can see the tiger striping. This will be a beautiful neck.
Maple is tough wood. I had to resort to my rough old rasp to make any progress.
Burning in the identity marks after it is shaped
Two necks roughed out. There will be lots of refinements later in the process.
Last project for the day, whittling the back braces, three for each instrument. Nice spruce and fun to make.