The soundboards are done, the sound holes cut. they are ready for the necks to be attached, so necks are todays project.
Here is the carbon fiber rod about to be epoxied into the neck to insure that it will never bend. This is probably not necessary in a ukulele with low string tension and stable Honduran Mahogany wood, but it adds to the quality of the instrument.
I am plotting out the location and angle of the cut I will make to accept the bent sides.
The cut is made with the bandsaw carefully set at 90 degrees.
I always like to check the size of the cut with a bent scrap to be sure the sides will fit easily into the slots at assembly time.
Getting those rods installed with epoxy is always a sloppy mess, but it sure strengthens those necks.
In the meantime these two beauties are getting additional applications of French polish each day and now beginning to shine a bit