LOOKS A LITTLE ODD to see a washer and dryer in a luthier's shop but Eric assures me that they will soon be hidden by a work surface and cabinets above. thats my Koa/Cedar #27 on the workbench. It has a boxwood rosette made from the same boxwood I gave Eric. I wanted to show him its color when finished.
Here is the side bender with a lovely set of rosewood sides cooling and drying.
Here is someones new Koa Muse resting in the mold. Each set of sides gets glued up to the head and butt plates and the Tentalones glued on and set in the mold as the glue dries. Eric's precision work is evident at this very early stage. The waist clamp blocks fit exactly. You can tell
One last shot of those backs in the GoBars. I am hoping that Eric will send me photos of my uke as it progresses through the various construction stages. If so I will post them so you can share in the experience of seeing an Eric Devine Muse being created.
I have to go home tomorrow so I won't be visiting him again until next year.
I hate to leave this wonderful place but I am eager to get back to my own workshop. I have three tenors ready to add the bridges and tuners and string up, and three concerts coming along nicely.