Friday, April 30, 2010
sit there while I'm at work. Then the glue will be clamped for 24 hours.
I'll buy some better shellac today, and then it's just bridge, nut and
tuners! The uke might be ready til the next installment of Robert
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
with ukes number 15 and 16 for a hurried drop-off at the royal post.
When asked about the greatest challenges of his work, Sven smiles and
says (not without a boyish charm, but an iron will and a stern resolve
is obvious): "Getting these little masterpieces to their new home in
Gotta hand it to the wondrous gang at Argapa - they combine
professionalism and a relaxed search for good times, at all times...
Saturday, April 10, 2010
actually. Just the back and the fretboard (on which Markus wants some
big ass inlay work...).
Back braces got installed today. Most builders glue them to the back,
but this way suits my manner of doing things.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
and glued the bridge on this one. It's already my fifth piccolo, but
the first three were more or less prototypes. But numbers two and
three are good, maybe I'll see if someone wants them cheap.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
with the uke inside I'd better get a move on. Today I sanded the sides
(yes, it was between my legs) and cut the fret slots. Maybe I can fret
it and glue the bridge tomorrow if I get the time.
some Aquila concert strings. But I needed to set it up in order to
make the nut and the saddle.
And guess what - it kicks the little square ass of my beloved number
one! I'll make a short vid in a while, just need to sort the kids.