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These pictures show the completed top and bottom kerfing.

I always used to look through the sound holes of prospective guitars as a kid and search for glue drips… I can’t stand glue drips, it smacks at a lack of pride in workmanship! I use a wet Q-tip to wipe away the “squeeze out” of glue at each step. The water pulls the glue cleanly away from the wood and leaves no trace behind when the water dries. All I do at that point is take some 320 sand paper and eliminate any residual raising of the wood grain around the area. The body is now ready to accept a 15 foot radius to the back, but first, let’s take a look at the bracing extensions around the sound hole in the next post.