Special forms for final planing of the taper are then set to tolerances of .001". A single tip strip, or spline, may as small as .025" at its smallest point. Each angle must be a true 60 degrees or they will not nestle together to make a hexagonal shape without gaps or glue lines. This is where patience truly is a virtue.

Each section is then glued and bound with great attention to straightness and twists. There is limited working time before the glue sets and further corrections become problematic. After the glue sets the section is unbound, any excess glue removed and final sanding to tolerances is achieved. The blank is now ready to receive hardware.