So glad I took some of the wood with me, the top and bottom. (AA Sitka Spruce Top Board, Tasmanian Blackwood bottom and sides).
Tonight I joined the top and bottoms together and cut out the back braces. Here’s a summary of what I did:
Making the top and bottom
- Michael helped identify the mirror edge of the bottom halves. He lay them on top of each other and looked at the end grain to see that it matched (halves are sawn from the same cross cut piece of timber).
- Identify and mark the top side of both halves.
- Long plane both top and bottom halves along the join edge.