The time has come to whittle the braces and the tone bars and the Kasha system requires lots of them. Fortunately I enjoy this part of the build greatly.
First we must locate and glue the hardwood patches to the underside of the soundboards.
I like to lay the cut pieces out on the soundboard to be sure I have them cut properly. And now to the table saw.
Put a new, and very sharp blade in your exacto knife and the whittling begins. I start a new blade with every build. A sharp knife is essential.
This back brace is done and ready to install
The back braces are done. I will probably thin them down a bit at the ends once they are glued down. Thats the easy part, tomorrow I whittle the tone bars into their proper shape. That will take a little more time.