Just hand kerfed and now fitting the liner to the spinet’s bent side. This will complete the shelf around the inside of the case on which the soundboard will be glued.
I used a tenon saw for a wide kerf that would close. When coupled with its matching kerfs, it yields a flexible strip. And fragile, may I say. Handle with care!
Yes, I pushed the depths of the kerfs deep. Risky, but it gave just a little more give to the liner.
Here is the joint at the spine. The bent side liner fits into a notch cut into the spine liner. And yes, I confess I overshot the fit too loose and had to shim it.
Here I’m slowly trimming the other end to butt against the upper liner on the wrest plank:
See one of my previous posts (July 2011 in our archive) for the use of the small planes for this kind of work.
Once the liner is fitted, I’ll kerf another strip and clamp it on the liner so it distributes the clamping force across the surface when I glue the liner in. Hopefully I’ll need fewer clamps and a faster gluing phase.
Watch for the results soon. Going on a break for a few days.