Now all I have to do is sand it and give it a coat of finish, and then I can see if it will actually attach to the case. That'd be nice.
It also looks like I will have to steam or soak the figured pieces. The tasmanian oak front piece had its grain parallel to the curve, rather than at a tangent to it, so it bent around the front metal piece nicely. The figured pieces are much harder, which means they'll bend a bit but they'll probably break if I try to fit them around the relatively narrow corner of the front edge without some kind of prior inducement. So, I get to set up my steam press after all. Glee.
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