The workshop day began with French Polish applications for four ukes, two pinecones and #142 & 143, Then it was time to make tone bars for Paul and Stephen's tenors #s 144 and 145.
The acrylic pattern is placed over the soundboard and the locations of the tone bars are marked with a pencil through the holes drilled at each tone bar end through the pattern.
Pencil lines are drawn connecting the dots, now I can properly place the tone bars.
Fine grained Sitka Spruce was planed to the proper thickness and then run through the small band saw to achieve the 3/16th and 1/4 inch height of the various tone bars.
They were then cut to the proper length for each tone bar. Here are 24 tone bar blanks set in their proper location to show you. 12 each for #s 144 & 145.
But while I was at it I cut far more stock than needed in anticipation of lots of Kasha ukes to be built in the future.
And then the whittling began and after a couple of hours I had most of the tone bars shaped and sanded. The trumpet shaped braces are glued to the underside of the soundboard
By days end they are all done and ready to be glued. That will happen tomorrow.