#005 Tenor Ukulele

 

20111108-01 2011.11.08 - First step was to build a plywood mould for the ribs
2011.11.08 - Inside section of the mould 20111108-02
20111108-03 2011.11.08 - Mould is ready to bend the ribs
2011.11.08 - Soundboard (top) is thicknessed, planed, glued, scraped, marked, and trimmed 20111108-04
20111108-05 2011.11.08 - Soundboard bracing is cut and glued in place
2011.11.15 - Had a little fracture along a grain line on the shoulder when I was bending the ribs (sides) so I had to glue and clamp it 20111115-01
20111115-02 2011.11.15 - Ribs bent and pressed into place
2011.11.15 - Back thicknessed, planed, and glued 20111115-03
20111117-01 2011.11.17 - Back scraped, marked, trimmed, and braced
2011.11.17 - Kerfed mahogany linings glued in 20111117-02
20111117-03 2011.11.17 - Kerfed mahogany linings glued in
2011.11.18 - Neck blank thicknessed, cut at 14 degrees, and scarf joint planed 20111118-01
20111118-02 2011.11.18 - Scarf joint glued
2011.11.18 - Ribs are ready 20111118-03
20111119-01 2011.11.19 - All the pieces just set in place
2011.11.19 - Neck marked and ready for work 20111119-02
20111123-01 2011.11.23 - Glueing the neck mortise & tenon joint
2011.11.23 - Neck joint complete 20111123-02
20111128-01 2011.11.28 - Cutting the fret slots
2011.11.28 - Glueing on the nut 20111128-02
20111129-01 2011.11.29 - Pieces ready for assembly
2011.12.07 - Soundboard (top) and back mated to the ribs 20111207-01
20111207-02 2011.12.07 - Back binding rabbit complete
2011.12.11 - Assembly complete (note the abalone perfling and the mother-of-pearl logo) 20111211-01
20111211-02 2011.12.11 - ready for finishing
2011.12.23 - Done and strung ! 20111223-01
20111223-02 2011.12.23 - Done and strung !
2011.12.23 - Done and strung ! 20111223-03
20111223-04 2011.12.23 - Done and strung !