Whatever you want to call them, they are what holds acoustic instruments together.
They are those long and segmented strips of basswood which attach the sides to the top and bottom of any instrument. I just used up the last of my basswood supply, preparing for the next few instruments and needed to renew the stock.
This was all I had left, so it was off to Windsor Plywood and their amazing selection of woods.
I came back with a large chunk of nice clear Basswood. This is what is left after cutting a new supply of stock.
The yield was eight dozen strips which I will eventually run through my saw device cutting the grooves which allow them to bend. These will last me quite a while. You can buy tentalones from luthier supply houses, but I prefer to make my own in the size that fits a ukulele best.
Floyd's uke is now ready for the lower tentalones that the back will be glued to.
When the glue is dry and the clamps removed it will be time to put in the side sound port.