One pair, for Joe and Cindy just days from getting their tuners and strings, the other pair , for Ed and Bruce were just boxed up yesterday and got their bindings today They are all lookin good.
Rick is trimming the overhanging edges on both ukes preparing for the cutting of the binder channels.
Meanwhile I am re-sanding a section on the neck of joe's uke that had some rough spots I didn't like. Sometimes you can't see rough spots until the finish is applied. I am happy now and new finish is being applied here. Repair successful !
Now I am cutting the big groove all around the uke for the binding to be glued into. Always a bit scary but it went very well on both ukes.
With the grooves all cut Rick is cutting the slots for the binding ends to be inserted
The end of the binding is tucked into this groove and is covered by the fret board.
And now for his first experience in fitting and applying the bindings. He did it well.
Now all the bindings are on, held by this sticky tape until the glue dries. A huge amount of progress for one day