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Jupiter Ukulele – Jonathan Dale
Jonathan Dale hand builds ukuleles primarily with 'local' wood fr..
All of the bodies are complete, with binding installed, sanded flush, made nice, and the first coat of CA sealer applied.  Now to work on ..read more
The bodies of this latest set are all bound.  Now comes a lot of scraping and sanding.  First job is to level the binding to the sides ..read more
What;’s going on here?  (Such a mess, but it always seems to end up that way) I putting in side sound ports on the latest batch.  ..read more
Here are the backs for the next set.  From left to right: tenor in sycamore and PA red cedar, tenor in curly black walnut and redwood, ..read more
I am believer that the lighter the bridge, the better, since a string does not have to move as big piece of wood to make the soundboard ..read more
As insurance against neck warping I put a 1/8 inch x 3/8 inch carbon fiber beam down the center of the neck, under the fingerboard.  I ..read more
The bodies are completed, with binding, and sanding, and sanding, and sealer, and sanding and sealer, and … you get the picture. The ..read more
There was no hurricane damage at all to the house or grounds at my winter place in Florida.  We got very lucky.  How about some avocados ..read more
The bodies are all closed up, with the tops and backs glued on.  Next step is binding, but it will have to wait a bit.  The shop is ..read more

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