Back and sides nearly complete

I have to scribe the curve of the soundboard onto the sides, so it fits without being distorted when glued and clamped. It’s important to do this accurately, as modifying the fit later is fiddly and time consuming, involving taking wood off, testing, and repeating as necessary.

Here is the scribed line, drawn in white pencil to show up on the dark wood. I trim off the area above the line, then check that the soundboard is a good fit. Then I’m ready to add the top lining.  This has been bent on the heated bender and left to dry overnight.  The ends of the back braces will be routed away and covered by the binding.

Fitting, gluing and clamping the lining is the same as for the back lining.