I AM NOT QUITE SURE why the itch to build again is so persistent, but this time I am going to get these three tenors PERFECT!, so here is a picture of a new beginning
Actually the last three were darned good. I am really quite thrilled with them, but I want to find out which of the three rosewoods makes the best ukulele. Brazilian, Honduran or East Indian-so here we go. The backs and sides are all sanded down to final thickness. The redwood tops ready for rosettes and sound holes. I had two necks of Honduran Mahogany from my stockpile, only need one more .
And this is how i get a neck. I carefully sand both sides of a long piece of mahogany so when glued together the pieces will be seamless. You cut and stack three pieces from the same piece of wood so color and grain will match. At the peg head end you saw a long diagonal slice and then turn it over, smooth side to smooth side.
Now make your saw cuts, ready for glueing.
See how that is going to fit together to lengthen the neck?
And here is the new neck, clamped and glued together. When the glue is dried the shape is sawn on the bandsaw.