The French Polish is progressing well on #114 & 115 so it must be time to begin a new build. First up is joining the Bearclaw Spruce top for Lee's tenor. This instrument will be going to California.
I use this very old and very large plane to true up the edges to be joined.
Clamped into the bench vise, it is easy to pass the edges over it.
The final mating of the two pieces is done with sandpaper laid flat on the surface of the table saw.
When you can hold the joined edges up to the light and see no light in the joint, it is time for gluing.
And that is done with this homemade contraption. Looks pretty crude but it works just fine.