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Sunday, April 6, 2008


The little thingy at the back of the headstock.


I'm trying an aluminium saddle and nut on this one. Can't publish the nut yet, it has to be adjusted some more. It was easy to shape and I think it looks quite cool.


As on number 1, the label is by my son.


Ok I strung her up with leftover strings and it's fantastic. Action is still way too high, and the strings keep stretching, but I can tell it's a good sounding Ukulele.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


First coat drying. I'll make the nut while I'm waiting.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Headstock veneer

This slightly bizarre setup is for clamping the veneer.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Progress was slow tonight, but there was some. Bridge almost finished, after 3 hours. I suspect mr Howlett of UK Ukes would have made a whole beautiful ukulele in the same amount of time...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tuesday evening

Brother to the right, pet on left. Fretted fingerboard in place. Next up is bridge, headstock veneer, nut, final sanding... Oh I got to get some sleep.

Finger board cont

Dry fitting, with brads at frets 1 and 11. My son saves the shavings, for later use as robot hair. A recycling approach!


Tapering the fingerboard.