What this means is I need to re-apply the finish along the edge where the binding was attached blending into the original finish so as to hide the repair as much as possible. This is a long drawn out process.
I created a special tool for this using a thick long wood scraper and masking tape.
Using the masking tape as a buffer to limit how far the scraper cuts, I make my way around the body. Once the binding is exposed all around I will apply a couple coats of clear with a small hint of amber to age the binding back around 30 years.
This is a long and tedious process as you can tell by the dates on the posts.
More to come,