Now the braces are trimmed back 1/8″ from the edges of the back:
The edges of the sides are sanded flat and (hopefully) straight:
The ends of the sides are trimmed to length, and squared, then the first side is glued to the back and end blocks:
After the glue is dry, the other side is glued:
While that’s curing, it’s time to work on the soundboard. It’s already been thicknessed, so the next step is to cut the soundholes.