And here is the result, Three nice clean holes, three tops now ready for the next step. Now I can thin them down to .80 thousands knowing my finish sanding will take them down eventually to .75. Once a get them thinned down I can cut the notch on the top of the nects that these tops will sit in. In must be exactly as deep as the top is thick so that the fretboard will eventually fit over it without a gap. You have to think ahead when you are making ukuleles or you get into a heap of trouble.
So here are the major pieces of the three concerts laid out on the table. The circles in the background are thin braces for the underside of the rosette. They are wide enough to span the rosette and extend under the un-cut area of the soundboard. That rosette sits on a thinned area of the top and it needs some reinforcement. You won't see the brace from the outside and will only know it is there if you run your finger into the sound hole and feel it. The necks are just rough carved and will take lots of work with the bow sander and other tools, but they are on the way to feeling good. Soon i will be whittling braces and bending sides.