Bass: Cutting and Gluing
The template was used to draw the design onto the body blanks, and then the blanks were cut about 1/16" larger than the template. This allowed the body to be finish-routed down to the template size later .
One step that's missing from these photos is the transformation from rough-cut Walnut to smooth and square finished wood. I owe a huge thanks to Bill Campbell for planing and joining the wood for me.
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