Took the sides out of the form today. There was a bit of spring back to them. Made a bunch of blocks to hold sides to the center form piece.
Made the tail piece which is a glued assy. It will be glued between the back end of the side pieces. It starts to get tricky now. The wedge or part that looks like a dovetail should be exactly as thick as the sides are tall. The part glued to the back should extend on the bottom of assy as thick as your back appx. .125 to .130. On the top side leave it about 3/4 to 7/8 longer. This is where the rear of strings attach. All 4 sides will receive glue during assembly
Next make the peg or neck piece which gets a bit more complicated. The rear of this part slides between the front of the side pieces, it should extend on the bottom side to about the thickness of the back panel and on the front side about an inch which is about the height needed for the top panel/sound board and the fret board both which but up to this piece. All 4 sides of this will receive glue during assembly.
This is the tail piece in position at the back of the assy.
More on the tooling of the neck in the next installment.
Just remember these instructions are coming to you from an amateur these things did work for the first one I made but the hour glass style seems to be much harder to do. If the glue does not hold I guess it will explode when taken out of the clamps. Thanks for staying with me. Comments and PM’s welcome.
-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon