Just another update on my project. I made some minor redesigns along they way for aesthetics or function. But I’ve got the dou glued, the entire Sao and tenjin assembled, and now am on the final stages of shaping.
Id also like to advocate for urea hide glue. I wound up having to fix the tenjin joint and a couple of other areas, and the hide glue really saved me from losing any wood. There’s a reason they still use it for guitars, violins and pretty much any instrument.