Now it is time to install the sides and begin the final assembly of all the parts. This is the moment when a really successful bending of the sides becomes evident. These maple sides were perfect and almost fell into place in the assembly jig without any pushing or bending. Here the sides sit in the jig having just been trimmed at the ends to fit- fore and aft. Now for the glue
Glue has been applied to the bottom of the maple sides and to the Butt plate. The sides are held in their proper place by the six adjustable toggles on the jig and all clamped into place and held down tightly to the redwood. A wooden caul is used to squeeze the ends tightly against the butt block. Two clamps, one low, one high on the sides assure a good connection. Any slopped glue is wiped up with a damp rag. The next act will be to glue the tentalones, or flexible linings around the connection between the sides and the top, gluing one to the other.