And here, you can see that I've glued the wood. I joked that I was making a wooden mouth organ on Google+ and got a few snickers from my American chums. Apparently "mouth organ" has connotations. "Harp" is the preferred term in respectable society. Knowing this, I'm definitely sticking with "mouth organ". Ha ha.
One thing I'm going to call out here, is that this is the first time I've used Titebond wood glue. It was recommended to me by +Daniel Hulbert and I'm mighty impressed! I wish I'd done the whole uke with it! It sets quick and hard with a minimum of runs. Ideal for mouth organs and all sorts of other projects I'm sure. ;-)
I worked away the back of the bridge with a chisel being careful not to hit the bit I've left for the saddle. Oh yes, and see that I've shaped the back by cutting off the corners. Best yet... I still have all my fingers!
Here's the Poobah with the clamps in place. I lay it down and left it over night.
Here's the Poobah getting itself comfy in my cave. The strings are still stretching themselves in. Is it a one-of-a-kind? You betcha! Ha ha! I'd be dangerous with a little bit of training! ;-)
I bet you'd like to hear how the Poobah sounds wouldn't you? Unfortunately, that will have to wait for another day. I did write a new tune to demo it which I've called Bad Moon Rising. You can see me playing an instrumental version of it in the video below. It's a cowboy blues number that may well begin my 3rd cowboy EP.
If that song doesn't do it for you, then this one will...