Thats the old saying, well we sure had one tonight
But before the sky turned red, I had some fun making necks for future generations of ukuleles. I recently bought some nice Honduran Mahogany in a thick plank at Windsor Plywood and have been trying to use it most efficiently.
Here is how I piece them together in an effort to waste as little of this nice wood as possible.
Gluing the pieces together requires lots of clamps and smooth sanded surfaces, but if done properly the joints are almost invisible.
Here are necks in three stages of completion. At the top, two assembled and ready to shape further, in the middle, the pieces awaiting gluing, and at bottom, one glued up and drying. I expect to yield ten necks from this nice piece of wood, and waste very little of it.