- Aug 29, 2018
Not all of my woodcraft is about ukuleles. I spent a fair bit of time this afternoon flattening the back of a Black Walnut bowl blank that had been drying in my garage for 12 years or so. The process involved scribbling cross-hatched pencil marks all over the side that needed flattened, then scrubbing it vigorously across a large flat sanding board until my arms felt like they were going to fall off, rotating the piece frequently to ensure even sanding and stopping often to check the progress. The leveling happens slowly, and the back is flat when all the pencil marks are gone. The Black Cherry blank gets the same treatment tomorrow. The plastic container contains Walnut sanding dust that I'm keeping for inlay work on other projects, including ukes.