I'll be updating the festival list too,
Repairs have kept me busy of late- I've been bidding and winning fixer-upper ukuleles as I honestly enjoy learning about repairing them,and it does make for a cheaper way to get a decent model.
Earlier this year,I won an Ohana Pineapple PK-25 uke that had something like five body cracks in it- looked like it had been dropped in shipping or hit a few times. These were all on the front and back of the instrument (mahogany!) which retails for around $178,I won it for $31 plus shipping,including gig bag and tuner. After humidifying it for a month,it turned out to be a basic clamp and glue job,and I placed a cleat on the inside of the body where the most severe crack was for added stability and strength. I use Titebond glue,original formula for this. Non toxic and it cleans up easily too. This is the first pineapple uke I've ever owned,and it has perfect intonation at the 12 fret and no "plinky" tones. I wanted something I'd feel good about taking along with me,that was small,lightweight,and this is it!