I will have to go back and review this thread when time permits. I'm not sure what happened all the pictures.
I believe I have most of them on my computer...
Going to take me a little while b4 I can review the thread and look at what's missing
oh, oh, now i understand and yes, you are correct, the binding is not flush with the sides of the body.
someday i will get around to doing that. right now i've just enjoyed playing her and showing her off to friends.
btw, i did buy the correct bit for this stewmac binding so when i build...
well i am no expert, but i will say the barlett plans are the most accurate.
also i made templates by printing/tracing plans at full scale.
can't help you with your other questions, but there are experts here that can :)