The binding around the edges of an instrument are important for more than just their looks. They protect the soft wood of the soundboard from dings and they seal the end grain of the top and sides preventing humidity from entering.
First a deep slot is cut around the edges with the router. Always a delicate and intimidating task.
Then each of the four pieces of binding is bent to fit on the hot pipe.
Here they are, eight pieces, ready to install.
And the first pair are installed, with glue and tape. they are going to look good.