The Side Sound Port goes in first. And it needs an interior patch of thin maple veneer.
My trusty bag of bird shot applies plenty of weight on the wooden blocks holding the patches flat, but still waiting for the glue to dry, I turned to the fret ends.
Each of the sharp ends must be filed round and smooth with this tiny file made just for this purpose. By the time all 42 ends were smooth and slick the glue had dried on the sound hole patch.
And now to perfect the hole with a tiny sanding disk,
After careful fitting, it is in perfectly
And now its glued in with super glue
AND NOW LETS BOX IT UP
The back is clamped on so I can mark where the cross braces will come. Then they are cut with a small saw. and notches cut with the exact knife.
Now for the glue, and the clamps
And this baby is boxed up. The back is on and it fit perfectly !