Beth selected her East Indian Rosewood back. She chose #1 of the five I had shown her, and here it is in the clamp rig getting glued together. Most tenor backs are two pieced. She chose a pretty one and it has now been sanded down to its final thickness and is ready for its braces.
The Redwood soundboard has also been joined and thinned to final thickness so it is ready for is bridge brace and dozen tone bars.
The sides of both ukuleles are selected, cut to shape and sanded to their bending thickness. Here is one being trimmed on the table saw.
And now the whittling begins. I have a good beginning on the twenty four tone bars for these ukes.
The fan shaped bridge brace that the tone bars all attach to is a thin but strong piece of walnut. When completed the string knots will pull against this tough wood.