Arlen says bracing is the most intensive part of building a guitar. Once this is done, I should breeze through much of the rest.
Today was spent sanding down the rosette and cutting and radiusing the braces for the top plate. Pretty fun stuff. Really.
It is a good feeling to know that my carpentry skills can cut it (no pun) with such detail oriented work. It's one thing to bang a house together, it's another to cut a notch in a brace that has to be accurate to 1/64th of an inch.