Attaching The Case Back

Last clamp picture for now, I promise. The last step in assembling the case is to attach the back. The top and side edges of the back are rabbetted to fit into rabbets in the case sides and top, and the back is let-in to the case bottom. Hard to describe, but the rabbets in the case and case back allow for any visible exposed edges to be concealed by rosewood edging, which will be the next thing to tackle. I'm using a piece of plywood and large blocks as cauls to evenly distribute the clamp force, and cardboard to protect the front of the case.

posted by Mike Korsak