Ipu Resonators – getting started

Ken and Eileen want their ukes to have curly maple bodies with mahogany necks, ebony fretboards, walnut appointments and planetary tuners with ebony knobs.

I decided to go with laminated curly maple linings for the inside of the body. I think it will help make a more rigid body.












Notice how the body on the right is holding its shape and the one on the left kind of sagging. The body on the right has the lining glued in which is helping to hold everything in place.

These are tone rings that I turn on the lathe. The wood is poplar. The resonator cone sits on the tone ring.

Tomorrow I hope to:  finish sanding these tops and backs, cut the side sound ports, glue in the end grafts and generally prepare everything for gluing the body together. Whew!

Published in: on November 2, 2011 at 1:46 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. I can see the beauty in the wood that allows the art to spring to life!

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