Nothing like the smell of Deft in the morning.
I do the same to the top before routing for bindings.
This is the fixture for routing the channel for the back strip. I have a dedicated router for this, so the setup is always the same.
The back strip and butt strip are in, and you can see the single binding/purfling ledge I rout.
Mitering the purfling on the back strip.
Bound and gagged. No talking until later on.
Back strip, butt strip, and binding converging.
Fitting the top binding and purfling. I run the purfling by a little-I find it easier to get an invisible joint if it's staggered from the binding joint.
Rosette is now flooded with thin super glue.
This is the fixture for scraping the bindings and back strip flush. The cut C-clamp at the bottom traps the body between two shaped pieces, then the four wedges support the body so
I can use plenty of pressure when scraping.
The finished bindings, which have not been rounded over yet.
Necks in various stages of completion. The far right one is for an all POC guitar which I hope to finish before 2020.