Lots of small steps yesterday and today. I epoxied the carbon fiber rods into a couple of necks yesterday. The clamps are used to keep the rods down deep into the groove. Otherwise they tend to want to float up.
I can never seem to use epoxy without creating a mess. but it will sand off.
Tops and bottoms, all sanded thin and ready for the braces and tone bars.
Here is Rick concentrating on his first neck carving.
Limited time today, but I had time to whittle the back braces.
Amazing the amount of shavings resulting from only six braces.
but when carved and sanded they are things of beauty. Not sure if it really makes a difference, but when these braces look graceful I always feel they will make the uke sound better. I touched up the curve on the left side, looks a little more graceful now.
And now completed, they are glued to the backs and clamped into the GoBar