My friend Brian Hansen wanted to learn about French Polishing, so this morning he came to the workshop and learned the right way, by doing it. He did a great job putting three applications on each of the ukes I am finishing, He is a natural.
As Brian was polishing, I was whittling tone bars for the next build. Soon the floor in front of my chair was littered with shavings, but the 24 tone bars were finished.
here they are properly distributed. Now they must be carefully glued and clamped on.
while the glue dried on the tone bars I turned to installing pickups in two tenors brought back to me by customers. Here is Stu's ready to have the hole drilled.
The installations went super smooth. Here you see the piezo cable that I had just coaxed out through the tiny hole drilled in the channel of the bridge. The toughest part of the installation. It will be laid in the groove under the saddle to pick up the string vibration.
This was a busy and very productive day