Category - Binding & Purfling

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Routing Binding Channels
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Routing the Bottom Inlay
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Wood Binding
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How to Make Wood Binding
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Bending Wood Binding Strips
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How to Install Abalone Purfling
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Abalone Purfling
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Wood Binding Installation
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Fitting Wood Binding
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Binding Channel Touchup

Routing Binding Channels

  Tools and Materials: Dremel Rotary Tool Dremel Router Base Carbide Channel Routing Bit Binding Router Guide Inside Form Clamps Purfling Binding Design Your Binding & Purfling Strips: Decide on your design and do a rough mock-up of the pieces so you can make actual measurements before making the channel cuts. Installation of the purfling[…]

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Routing the Bottom Inlay

Getting the Bottom Inlay of your Acoustic Guitar can be somewhat of a challenge. Several tips and techniques are discussed in this article to help you route your bottom inlay for a classical or acoustic guitar.

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Wood Binding

Which is best to use? Wood or plastic bindings and for what reasons? Discover the history of bindings and which method that may be best for you to use on your own guitar building project.

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How to Make Wood Binding

The first step you should make in making your wood binding is to read the article of Wood Binding Wood Selection, if you haven’t already done so. Tools and Materials: Band Saw Table Saw Drum Sander 4″ C Clamps or Bessey Clamps 2-Part Epoxy Glue 2-1/2″ x 3/4″ x 32″ Hardwood Clamping Cauls 3/16″ x[…]

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Bending Wood Binding Strips

It is essential that you pre-bend your wood binding strips to conform to the shape of your guitar body. The best method for this is to use a Heated Side Bender jig. This will allow you to bend several sets of binding at one time. If you have decorative purfling on the bottom side of[…]

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How to Install Abalone Purfling

Tools and Materials: Duco Cement Dremel Router Dremel Binding Cutter Dremel Bit Masking Tape 25 mm or 1″ Abalone Strips Sanding Surface or File N95 Rated Respirator How to Install Abalone Purfling: Abalone purfling installation can be time consuming, if not frustrating process when installing it on an instrument, but it is sure rewarding once[…]

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Abalone Purfling

Abalone strips that are added to a guitar rosette, edge binding, center purfling strip or peghead, can be one of the most stunning effects you can add to a guitar. If you do it correctly and with good taste, you can add a lot of punch to a handmade guitar and it also can add[…]

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Wood Binding Installation

The wood binding on a classical or acoustic guitar not only protects the edges of the guitar from damage, it acts as a decorative element and kind of a signature by each individual luthier as a method of showing their guitar-making talents. This step by step tutorial will give you the necessary information to product professional results in the installation of your next guitar binding job.

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Fitting Wood Binding

Not only do you have to dry fit the wood binding before you glue, you have to precisely detail the binding length and end conditions and correctly trim the purfling at the end graft and heel to get a hairline joint. Dry Fit The Purfling/Binding Combination at the Heel: Prepare about 12-24 strips of 1″[…]

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Binding Channel Touchup

Tools and Materials Required: Dremel Rotary Tool Japanese Pull Saw Woodworking Chisels Needle Files Purfling Binding The Acoustic Guitar & Ukulele: Since most Acoustic Guitars are built with a separate body assembly and neck assembly that are put together toward the end of the construction process, all parts of the Acoustic Body are accessible to[…]

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