I then mark and cut out for the braces on the back to be inlet into the sides. This makes for a rigid structure that locks the back to the sides. I put the back into the vacuum so that when it’s glued to the sides it matches the 15 foot radius I was so careful to create.
I repeat the same thing with the top, making sure everything is aligned.
I then trim the top and back in preparation for the binding channels to be cut. Before I do that I mix a little water with yellow glue and coat the areas of the top. When this is dry, it acts as a sizing hardening the soft wood in the summer grain so it has less chance of tearing out
Next time… the neck.