The back is planed, spokeshaved and carved. Smoothing is done with curved scrapers. The back is rough sanded to shape cross grain from different directions. The sanding blocks are thong sole rubber and cork backed with 3mm MDF or ply.
The recurve is taken down to an even 5mm. Final recurve thickness will be 3mm.
The drill press is set to 5.5mm ( the thickest area in the center) and 3.5 in the recurve.
Ready to carve the inside.
-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.