THE second tenor got its fretboard attached this morning. The process is important if you don't want to have a crooked ukulele.
Remember those two fret slots where we did not put a fret. Here is the reason why. We need to drive a brad through the slots to position the fretboard while it is glued. without the brads the fretboard would be almost impossible to glue just where you want it those brads are tapped in after positioning , guide you back to the place you have selected for the fretboard.
Now it is time for the glue. I put a thin coat on each of the pieces to be joined. Then let the brads guide the board back to its proper position and clamp it in place.
A few hours later the glue had set and I could begin the shaping of the neck. First with a fine rasp
Then with the bow sander
For the really fine shaping of the neck I have found nothing better than a sharp scraper. This is a really good scraper and is a joy to use. The neck shape is extremely important to the playability of the instrument, so take lots of time at this stage and get it right.