Glueing the sides to the top.

The top must now have the heelblock and endblock glued in before the sides can be glued. These blocks are made from Mahogany.

After clamping, the two blocks are ready to accept the sides.

After clamping, the two blocks are ready to accept the sides.

The sides are so thin that they do not have sufficient surface area to provide for a good join to the top and back. I glue in Mahogany kerfing where the sides meet the top and back and this will provide for a sufficient gluing surface.

I place the bent side in a kerfing mold I built and then I use a series of small clamps to glue the kerfing to the sides.

I place the bent side in a kerfing mold I built and then I use a series of small clamps to glue the kerfing to the sides.

Kerfing glued to the sides in preparation to joining with the top.

Kerfing glued to the sides in preparation to joining with the top.

Now back to the top to prepare it for gluing to the sides.

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