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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Starting to finish

I'm now adding some coats of Tru-oil to the tenor uke. I have already made the bridge, so there's not too much left to do now. I'm confident that I will get it finished before the relevant birthday!

After it's done I will be getting back to the lute and the mandocello.

Thursday, April 04, 2013


Here are the binding channels cut into the front of the tenor uke. I used a small router and the set of special cutters that I bought from Stew Mac ages ago.

Both the binding and the purfling (made a similar way) were bent to shape on the hot iron (with a few breakages!) and glued in.

The first side I fitted the binding and left a channel for the purfling to fit later, but this was a bit messy. So, for the other half I fitted both together.

After scraping it down I think it looks quite smart