Two nicely planed surfaces ready to be glued up...but not yet.
First, I need to chamber the body. Nothing new here, just showing the steps I went thru.
I chose to use a Forstner bit to hog out most of the wood before routing...guess you could just route is out if you wanted to.
I used a piece of scrap to help set my depth. I'll go deeper than this with the router to clean up all the center points from the bit.
I decided at the last minute to attach my routing template to use as a visual guide for landing the bit...as long as I don't nick the template, I know I'll be inside my lines. Ready for routing!