My work on Stephen's uke is stalled because of the demise of the heating element in my hot pipe. I cannot bend the maple sides. The good news is, a new 150 watt soldering iron has been shipped and ought to be here in a week. Here are all the waiting parts.
But we are going full blast on Ree's tenor. The sides are on and now it is time to be very sure the sides are even and we will have a level ukulele. Measure carefully and draw the proper line to plane to.
A small plane takes the side down to the line drawn
And now it is time to glue on the backs tentalones.
Tentalones on, now its time for the side sound port.
Here is where it will go
But first we must glue a patch inside the port to prevent splits. The patch is hidden under that clamped caul