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Klein Solid Body Electric Travel Guitar #4: Binding the Fretboard

09-05-2015 03:31 PM by Dave G | 0 comments »

I used 1/16” x 1/4” ABS cream color bought from LMI. The 1/4” is just high enough to cover the crown on the ends. This stuff planes and scrapes very well so it was easy to plane it down to the board level without stressing the bond joint. I began by cutting the fretboard to size. This meant cutting it off flush where the nut goes and cutting it about 3/8” past the highest fret (#22). A gents saw worked very well for this. The edges of the board were planed ...

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Acoustic Guitar #8: Bit of this; bit of that.

10-04-2012 04:03 PM by YorkshireStewart | 7 comments »

Postings will slow down somewhat now. This is what I did today. On the router table, trimmed off the overhang on the back of the guitar. Marking out and cutting out for the end-seam inlay strip: I’m using a piece of quilted mahogany / sapele that will match the headstock veneer: My purflings… (Good grief; look at the state of my thumbnail!) and bindings arrived today. Sorry, I didn’t make ‘em! Last thing I did was to super...

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Archtop 2012 #4: Binding

03-17-2012 06:50 PM by Josh Sollows | 6 comments »

Hey all! Now this next step was really one of my favorites so far. Gluing up the body! Using Titebond 3 and all the pistol grip clamps I could get my hands on, I glued everything together. This is a picture of it after the clamps were taken off. I made the top and back oversized so that I could route them to size after glue up. While routing it, I set it up to make a groove in the side. This is so that I could apply the binding. The binding I use is a white plastic that i...

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Banjo Construction #1: Two fingerboards getting bound

02-20-2012 02:17 PM by Scrape | 3 comments »

Recently, I decided to start building three new banjos. It’s been a while (years?) since the last time I built an instrument… I’ve had so many ideas run through my head in that time! These three instruments will share a common scale length (24.75”), and in terms of playability I want to make them as identical as possible. However, one will be fretless (or technically, flush fretted), one will be fully fretted, and one will be partially fretted with a brass fretboard ov...

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Instrument Jigs #1: Fretboard slotting, binding laminator, shooting board

02-20-2012 02:00 PM by Scrape | 0 comments »

I’ve recently started working on a couple (three, actually) new banjos. At the moment, they consist solely of mostly-complete fretboards. I’ll get some more pictures of the fretboards as they develop, but for the moment here are a couple of quick jigs. They’re nothing to write home about, but might spur some thought. Fretboard slotting jig, aka miter box I built this miter box several years ago during construction of my first instrument, which was essentially a str...

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Making an ancient bucket MaFe #11: The binding (back in business or solving the Gothic knot)

04-24-2011 09:44 PM by mafe | 21 comments »

The bindingback in business or solving the Gothic knot! Ok Mike, I’m back, was actually afraid the willow would be useless now, but I put them in a bag of water, and they even started to make roots… Hmmmm, øhhhhhh, baaaaa. Someone help me!!! Ok, if I close my eyes and try really hard… First take a knife and divide the willow branch in two.It might sound easy but it takes concentration, and that you take full control of the knife. Take the branch and bend it...

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The Craftsman's Path #41: Dreadnought Guitar - Installing the binding and purfling

06-20-2008 02:45 PM by Mark Mazzo | 2 comments »

Now that the channels have been routed it was time to install the binding along the back and top as well as the decorative purfling along the top. It was interesting and a bit tricky at times. Take a look at the details at my blog. Thanks for reading!

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The Craftsman's Path #39: Dreadnought Guitar - Routing channels for binding and purfling

06-08-2008 12:07 AM by Mark Mazzo | 0 comments »

Well, I just got the body together – so, what else would I do but take a router to it ??! Seriously though, this was probably the most nerve-racking part of the build so far. Read about my adventures in my latest blog post. Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!

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