The X braces have a small radius which gives the top a slight dome shape to add strength.
Clamped X braces. Hot hide glue
Mahogany neck and neck block
carbon fiber neck reinforcement
cuts are made on a table saw
Rough cut on the band saw. Then on to the belt sander then rasps.
Monkey Pod. Back and sides
Rough back bracing
More top bracing in the clamp
Installing the end graft
Routing the end graft channel
Binding channels routed. Installing the wood fiber purfling around the top
Abalone shell for some bling
routing for the abalone fretboard markers
Installing the fretwire
tightening up the neck to the body with sandpaper
Filling the pores for a smoother finish
Pore filler on the top
Lots of shellac
Locating where to put the bridge. The 12th fret is half way between the nut and the saddle on the bridge. Add about 1/8" for intonation.
Taped off the top to remove the shellac finish from the bridge position for gluing.
Gently clamped bridge. The hot hide glue open-time is just a few minutes. The bridge is heated under a heat lamp to extend the open-time. Hide glue shrinks as it dries and pulls the joint together. Full strength after only about 30 minutes.
After the bridge is attached. The frets are leveled with a steel sanding beam, then polished. Then a nut is made, tuners installed then some strings. Then a little fine tuning and she's ready to go.
The raw wood was sent thru a planer. The top and back are about .075" thick. Sides are a little less than that.
The sides are bent on a jig with a heat blanket. I didn't get any pics but it looks something like this.