After the glue has set for over 24 hours, I remove the joined top from the jig. Using my favorite tool, the scraper, I micro plane the top to remove the glue squeezeout and level the top. To sand the middle of the top to the desired 130/1000″, I use a random orbital sander with 150 grit sandpaper. I frequently measure the thickness of the top using the caliper jig. The perimeter areas of the top will reach 110/1000″. With the middle of the top thicker than the perimeter, the top can act like a speaker cone – it has strength and elasticity. The next step is to draw the outline of the guitar on the Cedar and begin planning the rosette. I also have been squaring the headstock and I drew the headstock outline on the top of the neck. I am waiting for delivery of the Waverly tuners before I proceed any further with the neck.