Trying out some new things. Some really pretty oak I found, couldn't resist to try on an instrument.
Some white cedar that was obtained/harvested "locally" by relatives of mine. Only previous experience with this cedar is with wood shakes. Sounds like a close relative of West Coast cedars, but different nonetheless.
Solid linings. I used yellow poplar. It went pretty well. I didn't have enough kerfed linings left to put this together, and making it seemed kind of daunting.
And what seems to have become my top and back method of choice for clamping.