Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'purfling'

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Tool Gloat: Brass Purfling Channel Cutter

10-18-2018 10:18 AM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

This is essentially a specialized cutting gauge that is used to cut a thin channel in the edge of a violin so that laminated purfling can be inserted. There are several types of these available, but I wanted this one made of brass. Even though I’m not even close to creating a violin, at least I have a tool to help spur me along on my journey. The tool above the cutter is a thin specialized chisel used to dig out the material after the cutter digs the path. This gives...

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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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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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