Wednesday, June 20th, 2012:
Well, today I didn't get a start on the harp ukulele until around noon, as I spent the morning having coffee with a woman from my church who runs a homeless ministry; lately I've become more involved in this new church I've been going to since January, and I wanted to find out more about her ministry and how I could help.
Anyway, it's now about 4 p.m. I spent about an hour sharpening a couple of chisels (a 1/2" Marples chisel and my curved glue-clearing chisel --- see this photo), in preparation for carving the braces. All I've done so far is the rough carving of the braces on both the top and the back.
TO THE RIGHT: Here's what the rough-carved braces look like.
Tomorrow I will taper the braces (carve the sides) and sand it all smooth.