Now I also make jewelry

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Finishing coats

Drying in the shade, a new baritone uke.




Saturday, 2 August 2014

Glueing on the bridge

The jig.







The jig in action.

The bridge is on (this is the next uke, a baritone):






Friday, 1 August 2014

Bridge, saddle and nut

I have made the bridge by carving a piece of tulipwood, and the saddle with ebony. The strings go directly through the bridge and the soundboard with a simple knot to hold them underneath.
 
The nut is made of cocobolo. The notches for the strings, of various thicknesses, are made with tiny round files: they're just welding tip cleaners that you can buy at the hardware store--quite economical and they do the job.