Here, on my messy work desk, is my Vallejo with the covers laced, pasted and glued in place. The pencil lines are marking the areas that I should sand later (which is actually now, but it's too dusty to sand the covers while working on other projects at the same time).
An accidentally rotated photo of my thumb and the endbands that are nothing less than asymmetrical beadless multi colored freeform double endbands (à la Lester Capon). I decided to let the edges stay as they are. I'm usually against adding any edge decoration to books that originally didn't have one, so this one got to stay as plain and worn as it wanted. I used Gütermann buttonhole silk in four different colors ranging from silvery gray to dark blue.
Oh, the book already has a hollow back too, so I'm not too far behind from my schedule. More leather paring, cutting the leather on-lays and a little blind stamping are waiting to be done as soon as I've made myself to finally sand the cover boards to a nice bevel. I don't feel at my best when wearing a dust mask and goggles, but I prefer them to having gray dust inside my nose and eyelids. Meh. I'm a good sander (?) but it's still the least enjoyable part of bookmaking.