Assembling the Back & Sides

The top, having been fitted to the sides and kerfing, is now ready for gluing.

Glue is spread along the kerfing and sides.

A large piece of plywood with foam glued to it, is used to apply pressure to the top and hold it in the assembly.
Here's the finished body.
Copyright, Shel Sax, July 2001. No reproduction without authorization.
Photographs by Howard Rossman