I got the last of the bindings glued on after dinner last night. They went on very nicely and were held tightly while the glue dried, by this wild colored tape. Looks weird but holds very very well.
This morning I was able to remove the tape and found the binding perfectly in position. Then the sanding and scraping began.
After a bit of work these bindings look great. Flat to the sides, gently rounded, tight fit everywhere. Ron, you will be pleased.
The final task of the day was to cut a Honduran Rosewood heel cap to match the fretboard. I sandwiched it with pieces of maple and ebony veneer. It will make a black/white line around the heel cap where it meets the wood of the neck.
The next step on this Bari. is to glue on the fretboard. Then the final fairing of the neck can occur and then the final sanding, before the French Polish begins. Eager to see what that tiger strip maple neck is going to look like when the finish hits it.