The water tank Redwood is glued up in my simple but effective contraption. All held in place with 25 pounds of lead shot.
When dried, the new soundboard is cut to shape on the band saw and the tone bars cut to length ready to be whittled .
Just to keep track of things, I have laid the cut pieces out in their proper position. Whoops, I need to get a bridge patch laid out. But first I need to make some more tentalones, I find I am all out.
So it is over to the band saw and my homemade tentalone cutting jig. I had a bunch of basswood stock already cut and ready to go.
It only took about half an hour to cut all of these, and now with a sharp knife to cut the slope and sand it smooth and I am ready for a few more instruments.
And the first to get the new tentalones is Ron's Bubinga baritone. A little glue, some clothespin clamps and --
VOIlA! This baritone is ready to receive it's side sound port.