Saint's donation means I can get a benchtop drill press, which means I can build a proper winding machine. I can take my time with the process of learning how it's done, and make better pickups.
Not much more I can do to the body in terms of shaping it and smoothing it out without the neck plate, which I need to finish the neck-body joint.
I did get around to installing the tremolo claw. Chewed up the back a bit with the drill during the process to add some character.
Yes, those are drywall screws.