Step 1.6. continued
Fixing the trim to the side-covers
The side-covers were placed on a sheet of soft board.
The trim pieces were fixed to the side-covers with glue and small nails.
The nails went right through the plywood and into the soft board.When all the trim pieces were glued and nailed, the side-covers were lifted off the soft board, turned over, and the protruding nail points were bent back against the back of the side-covers.
At that stage both the side-covers and the topmost trim were left slightly over length.
The side-covers were then held in place against the head, marked for length, and cut with a miter saw.
The side-covers were ready to be fixed to the head.
Plenty of glue was applied to the sides of the head as shown in the photo.
I used both glue and nails to secure the side-covers to the head.
I was very careful the glue did not ooze through any of the crown impressions and fill them up -
that would be sort of defeating the purpose.
Next on the agenda?
A dabble into fiberglassing.