Today was carcass glue-up day. Always a little stressful, but getting less so every time I do it. I started by addressing all of the small areas that I identified yesterday as needing work. Once that was done, I gave the exterior panels one more round of sanding just to be sure. From there I disassembled the carcass and stacked all of the parts in what I hoped would be a logical sequence of assembly. Then it was slather on the hide glue and place the parts. I apologize for the crappy photos. Truth is, I’m actually surprised that I had the presence of mind to stop and take any photos at all.
Once I was satisfied that everything was seated and in its proper place, I added the wedges.
Now I just wait for the glue to set. After that I’ll start the final cleanup of the carcass.
In reality, I could skip the glue and simply clamp the carcass tight, drive in the wedges and the assembly would be just fine. The glue is not needed to hold the thing together, but I still feel better knowing it’s there. Maybe on the next build I will be brave enough to skip the glue….maybe?