I managed to snap some shots of Chris using his magnifying glass and jewelers saw on his custom inlay for the headstock that marks it as his own.
The random black marks on that board he is using to make the fine cuts are burn marks where he was practicing with his burning tool (I'm pretty positive there is another name for it, but I'm having a brain fart and can't think of it right now). Anywho, don't let those black marks distract from the work The Mister is doing.
Doesn't he look intense? That mother of pearl signature "M" for his products is perfection. On this particular uku, the fret board markers are diamond mother of pearl inlays, the heel cap is mother of pearl, and the bridge accents are mother of pearl.
Isn't it beautiful? Those inlays really add something to the instrument. And look at this binding.
See that grain in the binding? Such a nice, sophisticated touch, if I say so myself.
Goodness me, my husband has talent. This particular uku has upgraded strings, too. Chris chose Martin's ukulele strings. They hold their tune well, and produce a nicer sound.
There are a few other projects coming out soon... Labor day weekend took The Mister away from me and to the coast with his family while I worked (boo!) so some things slowed down. But, rumor has it some wooden picks and custom pick making kits will be listed in the shop soon. Get excited!
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