December 4, 2010

I am using a plastic cream for the binding and a BWB for the top purfling.  I’ve learned many things building this first uke, and the binding/purfling channel challenge is one of them.  Spanish heel neck makes hand chiselling around the neck and heel necessary.  I’m just not as smooth as a router bit.

Before binding:


First, install the back binding.  No purfling here.


The top has the purfling.  Using vinyl cement is sure a lot cleaner than white glue.


The giant elastic band has proven really effective.  The binding comes out completely trim with the body, with no gaps.