The parts are made, now it is time to put them together. First I attach the neck to the soundboard.
Be careful that the neck and soundboard are perfectly straight. It is easy to have a crooked instrument unless you take extreme care.
Small brads nailed through this plastic caul lock the two parts into position. Now for the glue. The brad holes allow you to separate the parts, apply the glue and put them back into the same position.
Now with the glue brushed on, reassemble, Check again for straightness and clamp down tight.
Here they are, both clamped tight. The assembly has begun.