You can't work on ukuleles all of the time- and besides, what do you do while the glue is drying.
How about making necklaces for your gals? These are necklaces I have been making from the dried berries of the Madrona tree "Arbutus Menziese". This magnificent native tree grows hard berries that change color through the year, from green in the spring to a bright orange/red in the late fall. I just love the colors. Hope my gals will too.
A friend brought me some huge and beautiful berries today. You can see them in the lower part of the picture. They need to be dried in the oven. Above is my remaining supply of dried berries being put into necklaces.
After stripping the berries I put them in the oven at about 100 degrees to slowly dry them out. They come out a bit smaller, a little less bright, but still hard and lovely.
Then a hole is drilled through each berry and they are threaded, with some tiny separating beads on some very strong necklace string
And the final result, a pretty necklace to grace your ladies neck.
But now the glue is dried and it is back to ukuleles. Here is the beginnings of the side sound port. Drilled out with the Dremel. Next I will glue an ebony patch cross grained behind the hole to guard against splits.