112 Veneers Later...

After re-sawing, planing, edge joining, and orienting 112 individual veneers, the final seven-ply stack is prepared for the vacuum press. Located with dowels so the show faces' bookmatched seams are aligned with the center of the buck.

 After a few hours in the press, the plywood shells are marked for bandsawing to the final contour.

After a few hours in the press, the plywood shells are marked for bandsawing to the final contour.

 The bandsaw makes quick work of the waste.  A compass planes, block plane, and spokeshaves will remove the tool marks and fair the curves.

The bandsaw makes quick work of the waste.  A compass planes, block plane, and spokeshaves will remove the tool marks and fair the curves.