Today I re-sawed the wood I blogged about yesterday.
I first cut the piece in half to make it easier to handle. One part long enough for tenor sides, the other for either sides or two back lengths. Then to the planer to square up the bottom at right angles preparing it for the band saw.
Now to the band saw. This powerful Grizzly saw cuts this thickness easily. I have already cut at least half of this piece.
The cut revealed some pretty interesting wood. I especially like the lovely brown streak running the length of the piece and the fiddleback pattern evident.
It will be great fun to figure how best to use this wood. Backs, sides, peg head plates, How would you join the wood for a back?
the second chunk, cut for sides reveals some Lucious brown stripe that could go right up the side of a uke, that is if the wood can be bent successfully, parts of it are a little soft. We shall see.
Here is an idea for a back, I might saw up the center of the brown streaks and join them in a fancy brown "skunk stripe" up the center of the back
Here is the result of all that sawing, 25 slices ready to be sanded to instrument thickness. It was lots of fun and I am very pleased to have this interesting spalted maple, Thanks Nik, you will get a discount on the uke you have ordered.