As i announce yesterday, my old friend Rick Wright has agreed to help me build ukes. This was the fourth day he has been in the workshop and we are way ahead of schedule.
Rick is sanding the various parts down to final thickness as I am working on other things.
already we have the backs made and thinned , ready for their braces.
The sides bent and in their forms for drying.
Next, an entry hole is drilled to be able to grind out the sound hole to its proper size on the sander.
This is the safe way to make the oval sound hole, shaping by eye.
And so now, the backs, the tops and the sides are made, thinned and ready for their bracing. Remarkable progress with the help of Apprentice luthier Rick Wright.