The beginning of a build includes lots of sweeping up of shavings. This pile is from the two necks I carved this afternoon.
Once the necks are carved you can attach them to the soundboard.
'that is, after you have whittled lots of back braces and tone bars and glued them onto rhe backs and the soundboards,
You cannot have too many clamps
earlier in the day, the basic pieces await assembly or further refining. The build is going well.