Nik is the guy who brought just the incredible spalted maple from the Fountain District tree. We are making good progress with it. Here is the report to date,
The sides are glued to the Cedar soundboard and held in place with these clamps. We had a perfect bend so the fitting was very easy.
Glue was placed just on the bottom edge of the sides. That is a very small gluing surface and so Tentalones, or linings must be installed to give the instrument strength.
Now the tentalones are installed and a secure and strong connection is made.
The back has received its three braces and stands ready to attach
Nik will have a pretty amazing looking ukulele