I got a lot done today and should be able to get these two ukes boxed up tomorrow. They are coming along very quickly. The first thing this morning I glued on the back tentelones. These little green clips work perfectly.
They are spring loaded and force the flexible strips into curves very well.
Once that glue had set, it was time to install the Side Sound Ports. First a patch was glued inside to protect against a split . Then the Dremel and a small drill bitt is used to hog out the hole.
Then a sanding drum replaces the drill bit and the oval wooden liner is carefully fitted into the oval hole.
Once it is fitted it is permanently attached with super glue.
With just a little sanding and trimming to be done, these ukes can receive their backs tomorrow.
In those times that glue was drying I was slowly assembling the wood and making the parts of the next two tenors. #144will be a Mahogany/Spruce tenor, and #245 will be East Indian Rosewood and Redwood. Here is some of the assembled wood for that build.
After a busy day in the workshop I like to bring the instruments up to the living room to inspect them during the evening. They are looking good. They passed inspection with flying colors.