Concert ukulele with redgum and birch rope binding
To  build a design base, make notes and drawings of every uke you see.
Gas fired bending iron.
Alternate electric bending iron
Using the formwork to iron out the bumps
Bandsaw angle cut to shape neck blank
A good quality woodrasp will make short work of shaping the neck.
End sanding the neck joint before dowelling
Glueing the neck to the body
Resawing the back panel pieces ready for glueing together.
Resawing rope binding stock
At last, the final finish
The slideshow is a few of Bill's solid body bass ukes.
Here are a few shots from the workshop. Bill makes acoustic ukuleles, mainly using Australian timbers, because of their good sound characteristics. He also makes a range of solid body electric bass ukuleles. Don't be fooled by the size of these basses, they pack a real punch.
Click the book for a look.
Workshop video tips