I have a quick post for you. Here’s what I’ve been up to today with my Skarkfin Ukulele build. My last post talked about some shaping I was doing to the neck. Guess what? I picked up where I left off…
|The 3 Morphs!|
It’s been a productive day. The bad news is that I discovered 3 flaws in my design. The good news is that I’ve fixed two of them. Read on…
|Here you can see me drilling the holes for the tuning pegs. I wanted to drill these prior
to cutting the centre hole to give me the best chance of having nice clean drill holes.
You may remember that I almost came a cropper with this when I drilled the tuning peg holes
for my Kingcaster. These holes are a lot thinner, but I still didn’t want to leave any
|Here’s the finished set of holes. I’m pretty pleased with them. Next I moved on to
drilling the holes for the strings to pass through the body.
|I dug out my forstner bits and put some strategic holes into the centre hole. Then I
set to it with my jigsaw.
|Here’s the centre hole before I’ve done any work on it to tidy it up. You can see the
holes I’ve drilled for the tuning pegs on the left and only 2 of the holes I’ve drilled for
the strings on the right.
|I fixed the string hole problem by using my hand drill. It’s got a smaller
chuck than my electric. But even the hand drill couldn’t do the hole
closest to the arm. I ended up running a screw through it and working
the hole by hand. Fixed!
That’s today’s round-up for you. I’m pleased with progress. It was inevitable that I was going to hit a few problems on this build. I’m sure there are more to find. So far… nothing fatal! I don’t know if I’ll do anymore tomorrow.
I have a question for you…. See the body in the picture above. Do you think I should round the edges a bit? I’m getting close to convincing myself that I should… just a little. If you’ve got an opinion, there’s still time to give me your two-cents!