I have a couple of tenor ukuleles that are needing tentalones to tie them together. This is all I had available. It was time to make some more.
This afternoon I got at it. My little homemade tool runs in the table groove of the band saw. The rubber bands power a boxwood index pin that stops the stock at the last cut. then I push the tool and make another cut. A fun and effective device that has made hundreds of strips of tentalones.
Now with plenty of tentalones it is time to complete adding the sides to #145. The sides are trimmed to fit and tried carefully to be sure. 'then glue is applied to the under edge and to the butt block.
Then it is all clamped into the proper position. At this point the only glue is on the thin edge of the side and at the butt block.
Now it is important to glue on as much tentalone as possible to be sure the sides are securely attached. This will secure the sides, I will finish the tentalones later when I can get the clamps out of the way.
Ah! now I can get the rest of the tentalones installed and get on to other projects.
Like gluing on the bridges and stringing up the two concert Pinecones # 140 and 141. Got that done. they both sound great.