Some folks call them Kerfing, whatever you call them they are the bendable triangular pieces that hold all acoustic instruments together. Rick spent most of his time this morning making them on the band saw.
I devised this little jig to accurately cut the slots which allow them to bend. Works great cutting the basswood strips.
Next they are sliced at a slant to make them a triangular shape and sanded smooth for uniformity.
And then they are put aside awaiting their vital use of holding together sides, back and soundboard
In the meantime the tone bars glued to the soundboard are curing under lots of clamps.
And soon Cindy's uke has all its parts ready to start assembly.
Joe's uke is a just a step behind. Here are its parts.
But don't worry Joe, your soundboard is just getting the patch around the sound hole glued on and clamped with the big bag of bird shot.
Thats about it for today. Stay tuned.