Glueing Sycamore veneers for the purflings (the black and white stripes around the edges) and local Sesam wood for the bindings.
Cutting the grooves for purfling and binding.
After the purflings have been glued in, the bindings are bent to shape, ready to be fitted in the groove.
When it’s all glued in place, the whole body is then scraped and sanded smooth. Here it is with a coat of Danish Oil, prior to the shellac.