Not much done in the workshop today.
I did get the cross grain patches on the center seam and around the sound hole. These are made of very thin maple veneer with the veneer grain lying counter to the grain of the Redwood top giving considerable strength and avoiding splits in the soundboard.
Now the soundboards are complete. On to the next project.
I will use ebony veneer to reinforce the glued joint in this rosewood back. Here are the half inch wide braces waiting to be glued.
And here are the backs getting their seam patches glued on. This will be finished in the morning. Then to carve the necks.