THE SITKA SPRUCE TOPS for the six sopranos went through the thickness sander today and are now at construction thickness of .90. They will end up being a bit thinner than that after a lot of final sanding, but that comes much later. Now they can be glued to the necks, receive their braces, and various supports and before you know it I will be bending and attaching the sides. I am beginning to like this mass production. I stood at the thickness sander for an hour today but six tops are now ready to go, that is only ten minutes per Uke.