Getting close to the finish line now. Today I glued the bridges on both ukes and started the final fret work.
with the utmost care the perfect place for the bridge is located and the bridge is surrounded with blue tape to prevent it moving when clamped and glued and of course so that the finish can be scraped off with a razor blade so that the glue will stick. Connie's uke is ready for the glue.
The blue tape prevents the bridge changing position when the clamps are applied.
And now it is glued and clamped. A homemade clamping system that works very well.
Another necessary task is leveling the frets. This aluminum bar is perfectly flat on the bottom and is armed with a strip of sandpaper. A few strokes will rapidly inform you of any high frets. It will lower a high fret and true up the fretboard. Then any corrected frets are carefully finished and polished. Kind of tedious but necessary to have a smooth playing instrument.