The beginning of two Hinoki Flamenco guitars.
Hinoki is a cypress native to Japan. I have locally sourced aged Hinoki lumber which I have resawn into backs a sides for guitars. I expect this wood to produce excellent flamenco guitars.
The preliminary thickness in MM on the back. It will go down to about 2.5 mm to 2.3 mm
Using Japanese Kanna to plane ribs, smooth finishing with a Western plane.
Glue brush. I use hot hide glue for the majority of my work.
Neck blanks being assembled in a climate controlled room. I do all my joint gluing and assembly under strict climate control.