The uprights are faceted. Each of the eight staves (per upright) has a 4 degree bevel cut on the edge. When all put together the have a slight barrel shape. To get the best glue joints possible I hand planed all the beveled edges to remove the machine marks. Then I planed the inside faces which will not be possible after glue up.
I then began prefinishing the staves (easier to do now), and this will also help in the removal of any glue squeeze out.
The finish is three coats of garnet shellac, followed by three coats of super blonde shellac and then two coats of wax buffed out with a cotton cloth.
Next week I wont be at the bench much as Adrian Ferrazzutti will be in at Rosewood Studio teaching box making. With a full class means I give up my bench to a student, I will still be around helping out with the class and may be able to get a little work done.