Here is a little video of "Ain't She Sweet" just to let you hear these raucous but fun instruments.
That was lots of fun last night,, but I had some fun today too. I received a phone call this morning from that guy in Minnesota. He decided he did'nt want the Englemann top on his concert. He wanted the Sea shore Juniper instead. Had he called an hour later I would have been installing the fancy work in the Englemann top. I put the Englemann back on the shelf and glued the Juniper two piece top. Maybe I will get to the fancy work tomorrow. The Juniper is looking awfully nice.
Then I got to work designing and making a couple of clamps for the Kasha Tenors. With their weird design, the sound hole is a long way from where the bridge must be glued to the top. I laminated three layers of maple and shaped it to fit through the sound hole and all the way back to clamp the bridge tight to the soundboard.
This works by threading in a little gizmo which accepts the two inch bolt.
You just screw that thing in with an Allen wrench- and here we are ready to clamp those bridges in place. Tomorrow morning I plan on glueing the bridges on those two Kasha Tenors, and stringing them up before nightfall. I can hardly wait to hear them.