This morning I prepared a right hand side from my supply of East Indian Rosewood, and successfully bent it. Finally, all three of the new tenors have their sides bent and attached.
Here it is. An East Indian uke with redwood soundboard. It is going to be a beaut. Too a few false starts to get to this point but it is done at last. Now I need tentalones. I am all out
Here are the Brazilian and Honduran Rosewood ukes waiting for their proper complement of tentalones.
I went to the storage unit that I rent to store all the wood I have accumulated over the years. I thought I recalled a big chunk of basswood that I had squirreled away some years ago. Sure enough, came back with a big chunk and begin to cut it up on the band saw for tentalones. I will spend a couple of hours on this tomorrow most likely and stockpile enough of these essential little guys for quite a few ukes in the future.