Simple glue up jig instead of clamps.
A small wedge is tapped into place on a flat surface glueing the two halves together.
A template is used to make a pattern.
I use a small washer to trace out a cut line 1/4 inch larger then the template
Sitka spruce, native to Alaska. Im using grade AA I bought from Steward MacDonaldNext band saw to the second line.
Setting up circle cutter.
Checking with sides and neck.