Sunday, 28 August 2011


This.. Is the "vodkalele" ... It's got yew back and sides, spruce top, maple neck.. I've decided to sell this.. You have to let go sometimes... 


Tuesday, 16 August 2011


That is all.

Ready for the finish!

So it's spray time, I've sanded it down to pretty much 500 all over and this thing is smooth.. Really smooth, I'm massively OCD about the sanding of the ukes, its sometimes a massive task, but it's the last hurdle, and races are won in the last metre so I make sure I put the effort in.. ;-) the fingerboard and bridge are masked off as I don't want to spray them.. And then it's on with the shellac, wire wool 0000gauge between coats, and about 4 coats..

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Strings on..

Before it gets the finish I'm putting the strings on to check everything lines up and works nicely, also I can have a cheeky listen to it.. The finish will make a difference to the sound but all the same I like to have a listen.. You can see from the pics I still have to do the final sanding, most noticeable in the square edge of the soundboard.. I best get sanding.

The lacewood soprano coming together.

Hi folks, sorry no posts for a little while, my gorgeous wife and I are soon to be hearing the pitter patter of tiny feet, so the building is on the back burner at the moment.. I'm missing it, as well as having some lovely people waiting for their ukuleles, but needs must, and I MUST get this house baby ready.. ;-)