I began to prepare for the assembly process.
First I cut the top rebate in the neck / heel portion.
I measure the depth and remove the material in the heel using the router plane.
I glue a cross-section patch to the top to reinforce the area.
This area of the top is very prone to splitting due to the instability of the fingerboard.
After that I align the top to the heel, and drill 4 pilot holes for alignment.
The holes are filled with small 2.5mm wooden dowel.
Then I cut the top to size at the top end where it meets the heel.
Once the alignment is OK the gluing was done.
While waiting for the glue to dry, I bent the back lining.
It consist of 3 pieces of 2mm thick Japanese Paulownia wood.
Once bent they are clamped to the sides to take the shape of the sides.
The lining will be shaped to look better before the actual gluing.
Clamp the lining strips to the sides.
However, it's not glue the sides yet, the strips are only glued to one another.
After that I shaped the side wedges for a close fit.
Finally I began to set up for assembly.
However I wasn't able to get a good alignment and luckily I double check.
The last time I use individual side support for this solera (V3). This time I adapted V2's side mould for this solera.
So some time is needed to adjust the alignment.
I also saw the sides to fit the neck slot.
Finally after some fiddling it seems ready to be assemblied, but I was too tired then so it will be done in the next session.