Well, no real progress, but got out the stem piece that I glued up the other day and examined the glue job. I’ve had fits getting consistent layups when I’m laminating two boards together… don’t quite understand it. The previous attempt at the stem wound up with part of it glued very nicely, and another part like I hadn’t applied any glue at all. Even if it was glue starved, it seems odd to me that I couldn’t find any sign of it. The part that was glued was really glued… I couldn’t pull it apart by hand, but the other end wasn’t attached at all.
This one came out nicely… it’s really stuck together like it should be, although I wound up with a fair amount of glue dribbled down the side that needs cleaned up (quick pass with the planer should take care of that).