Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Braces and linings..

Here's a couple of pictures explaining the relationship between braces (or tonebars) and linings, the first thing you'll probably notice is that my linings are solid, not the kerfed type with the multiple cuts in them to allow flexibility, I always have offcuts of the ukulele wood and prefer to bend these.. More re-cycling!

So you can see the recess cut in the lining ready to accept the end of the brace, this firms the whole thing up.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Finishing the headstock.

As you can see I went for the rosewood flares being hidden under the headstock veneer, I conducted a twitter poll to see what people preferred, my favourite comment on the subject was from @bazmaz who told me 'hide them, and then when people turn it over its another surprise' SOLD!
So here are two pics of the headstock, front and back, and a couple of pics of the rosewood heel being glued on.

Headstock decisions.

With the carving if the neck finished, here are some of the options I'm considering for the headstock set up..