Depending on the radius of the top, the sides and blocks must be shaped a bit to make a perfect fit. I do this using my top radius board and a BIG sheet of sand paper. With the rim in the mold, I sand the sides until they fit. Then it takes just some Titebond & gentle clamping power to finish the job.
|The whole area is penciled to see when it's completely sanded|
Here you see the end block is slanted - the gluing surface is the same in width as that of the kerfing's.
|Here you can see one of the notches that take the top braces|
|The A-frame upper bout bracing fits in to the heel block|
|This turned out to be not so good method this time. Even thou clamped in the mold, the rim gave in to the clamping pressure and left some parts loose. So some sanding in between and re-gluing took place later.|