A nice productive day in the workshop. Got four little winches made for the repair of "Son of Gut Bucket". That repair will begin Saturday as I have a gig friday and will be playing the poor broken thing.
First I hogged out a deep groove in a piece of scrap Honduran Mahogany. Here I am just cleaning it up with a chisel.
Then I ripped it to the size I wanted.
Next I chopped it up into five 1 1/2 inch pieces. Drilled holes in the right places and screwed to them, the ukulele tuners.
ffffffThe result- four nice little winches that should draw the patches up tight against the inside of the instrument using an old uke string through a tiny hole in the crack itself. We will see how they do this weekend. These will be a useful addition to my tool box for future repairs.
The next project was cutting the binding grooves in the two Kasha ukes I am working on. This is always a scary project, taking a router to the boxed up ukes. But, as usual, it all went smoothly.
Oh hell, I will get back at it tomorrow. Maybe I need to drive up to Pacific Rim and buy another supply of binding.