The photo above is the spine/tail joint. Along the way, I chose to position the case in some strange ways, a luxury I was afforded by the assembly table I put together many moons ago.
Most of the time, I found that using a syringe to squirt the glue into the joints provided the control I was seeking during these awkward glue-up sessions.
I had originally purchased syringes with several "needles" for an Arduino-related project (another story for another time) and I think Random Roger Green was a little surprised when he asked me if I had syringes for one of our bench glue-up sessions and I responded, "Yeah, I do. I'll be right back," and returned with a baggie of kits. It's a great way to shoot glue where you want it to go, not where it wants to go.
On a related note, I was able to pick up a nice bag of remnant leather at the neighborhood craft store. I ended up facing the bench and chop for the leg vise and both holdfasts with some of it.
All that's left to do on the bench is to oil it down with some Watco Danish Oil and let it cure for a couple of days. This will prevent me from using the bench, but I can live with that knowing it will be 100% complete once it dries. It's been a long time coming and I can't wait to be done with it.
Until next time...