Gluing the Fingerboard

A high-tech glue pot?  No... a Euro-Mr. Coffee.  Note that hot glue is in small jar in the larger pot, and I have a thermometer at the ready to make sure the hot glue is hot.
Per the Stewmac instructions, cover the trussrod with masking tape prior to gluing.  Once the glue is on, rip the tape off and place the fingerboard in place.

Note:  This is why alignment pegs are so important to properly align the neck and fingerboard.  If you try to do this freehand it will be very, very difficult.

The fingerboard, glued to the neck blank.   Lots of clamps, and a radius block to ensure plenty of pressure.

Take the time to wipe the glue off the edges here -- it will save you a lot of time later.