Anniversary MS model build part 2
Completing the back
After smoothing the centre reinforcement, I make the back braces from quarter sawn, fine grained Sitka spruce, stiff and light. I cut each to length, rout the curve onto the base, cut the top profile and sand it smooth.
Then I can scribe the width of each brace onto the centre reinforcement and chisel it out, so each brace is an exact fit. I glue them onto the back in the go-bar jig, resting on the mould (which exactly matches the curve of the braces). However did I manage pre go-bar?
Back out of the jig, I can trim and sand the braces to their final shape.
2. Braces gluing in go-bar jig