It is finally time to begin assembling the pieces.
The “location holes” now have dowel pins inserted in them (see red arrow) to align each section as it is stacked on.
Feeling out the pins and holes.
Glue is spread onto the second section of balsa.
Equal pressure must be delivered to top and bottom clamps. This keeps the platens aligned.
This section is complete, with 2 more balsa, T-bands, and finally the curly redwood rails yet to come. Stay tuned.