Here I'm gluing on the top. Most people seem to use a bunch of spool clamps. I don't have any and anytime I use a bunch of clamps then the pieces seem to creep all over. I put the back on my radius dish and applied a bunch of weight in the form of lead!
Here is how I'll attach the neck, a bolt-on into the barrel nut. Drilling the holes was tricky.
My bridge. I was going for a "canoe" shape, also looks like a smile I guess. Still needs to be a bit thinner and sanded to the curve of the top. Also needs holes for the "string-thru top" setup.
To glue on the back I sandwiched things between the 2 radius dishes, this worked really well!
Double checking my routing instructions before trimming off the excess!
After routing the excess. It left a few marks and some extra that needed trimming with a sharp chisel but all-in-all it went very well. At least no chip-out!
Here's the body after a little sanding.
I decided to just sign, date, & number it for now. There is room for a label if I come up with something...
Fitting the neck was a bear... I need jigs!!! Here it's bolted on but I'm just holding the fretboard in place.