Building a Telehawk
The next step is to fit the top around the
Start by placing one half of the top alongside
the tonge at the same height as it will be when finished,
mark the end of the tongue.
Next take the cap and place it's booked edge
along the body centerline. Place a straightedge along the
side of the tongue and transfer that line to the cap.
The marks are then connected to indicate the
area to be removed.
This area is then cut out, and as always,
"leave the line". Now it's a process of carefully
trimming until everything fits very tightly and aligns correctly.
I use a sharp chisel and a rasp. It should wind up looking
If you have to remove too much from the sides
of the "pocket", rebook the center seem until the
sides pull in tight again. A trick to fitting the top to the
end of the tongue is to undercut the edge a little. This leaves
a finer edge to mate up.