Here's my first attempt at precision routing. I took out a corner. I was worrying that the wood would split again, but fortunately, everything stayed as it should.
See here that I've done a second corner. This is looking good. My spirits were beginning to lift at this point. Perhaps I'd cracked it!
Here you can see that I had to do quite a lot of work to shape the neck blank. I routed it closer to the shape I wanted and then took to it with a rough file.
Many hours later you can see that it's starting to look a lot more like a neck.
I used my fancy router template one more time to cut the hole in the body.
This picture shows the neck fitted. I've had to cut a block out of the neck top and bottom to allow it to fit into the body.
This is some ebony that I've bought for the fretboard. I'm also considering making the bridge out of ebony too. I don't think that I've ever seen an ebony bridge before. I wonder why?
That's it for this weekend. I probably won't be doing anything major with the build for a couple of weeks. Next weekend I'm off to the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival. I'll try and get some photos for you. ;-)