A RECORD DAY, 120 people boarded the Victoria Star for the Whatcom Museum's Sunset History Cruise tonight. I have narrated this tour of Bellingham Bay for eight years now, This was the largest passenger list I can recall. A beautiful night on the Bay, A large success for the Museum. After two hours of narration I am hoarse.
tLook at these beauties. They are beginning to mature now. The next steps are to sand these down to accept the backs properly,
One of the tools to shape the back is this flat piece of Alaska Cedar with stick on sandpaper on the flat side.
Before the backs go on however, the sound holes must be put in. Here are the sound hole rings that I have selected for these ukes. A little bit of contrast but not too much. From bottom to top, The Brazilian Rosewood, the Claro Walnut and the Cocobolo. I think these will be pretty ukes. All with NYC Water Tank Redwood soundboards.
Here is my marker ring curved to fit the contour of the upper bout. Notice the pencil mark on the walnut. That will be my guide as I cut the hole to insert a sound hole lining.