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I found a scrap piece of rosewood and decided to shape it with only hand tools. So I cut it to rough dimensions.  And planed it flat. It ..read more
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When I’ve shaped the edges to the correct taper I mark a centreline and drill holes for the position dots. I use a 1.6 mm styrene rod for ..read more
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I keep saying I’m gonna tidy up the workbench but I never really get around to it. And there is that half finished ukulele that needs ..read more
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I make sure the back braces and the rim are flush at the edges and that the arching forms a smooth dome shape, by grinding the whole ..read more
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With the braces profiled and cut to length, I mark the positions out for cutting the slots in the lining strips. The braces are triangular ..read more
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I’m back (I never left)! It’s been hell at the day prison thd last months, and it still is. But I have cleaned up the workshop [a bit] ..read more
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It was time to take on some of that wood I resawed this summer. Old mahogany, some cherry and a bubiga fretboard blank I had kicking around ..read more
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My day job just exploded in my face after summer ended. Good grief. While I can find an hour here and there that could be spent in the ..read more
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I got the best letter the other day. A happy customer told me about the heavy use he got out of a fugly traveller uke he bought from me ..read more
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Well summer ended and wurk began. And what a formidable beginning it was - these last couple of weeks have made me question my sanity, a ..read more

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