Stu's uke is boxed, and this morning I prepared it for attaching the bindings tomorrow morning. Would have done it today, but music called. the afternoon was devoted to playing my bass at a Community Players rehearsal and the normal Wed. afternoon jam at my home. Tomorrow I will get the bindings on.
The first job after getting the back on , is to trim all of the edges. The trimming bitt rides along the tape and thus leaves the edges just a tiny bit proud. That is better than gouging the side with the trimmer.
Here is the trimmer. Notice the wheel. That rides along the side on the blue tape.
The edges are now all trimmed almost exactly flush. Now it is time for a bit of sandpaper work.
Ten minutes of work with a sanding block brings the edges perfectly flush, and ready for the big cut for the bindings.
The router is now set up to cut the deep channels that the bindings fit into. Always a bit scary to do this.
But the cut went very well. Tomorrow I will glue bindings into these channels
the final act of the day was to cut the angled end piece slot using the router and this jig which clamps to the rear of the instrument.