Archtop 2012 #4: Binding

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Blog entry by Josh Sollows posted 03-17-2012 06:50 PM 1291 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 is easily bent. It is applied with an acrylic cement and held in place by masking tape.

After removing the tape, I had to shave down the excess binding with a card scraper. It is really starting to look fantastic.

Next up for this project is the neck of the guitar. That will take a while so I’ll be taking pictures and posting entries when I can. Hopefully within the next month or so.

-- There's nothing like the feel of a wood shop.

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#1 posted 03-17-2012 07:22 PM

Nice work… and looking really good.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 03-17-2012 08:50 PM

Wow, this is absolutely amazing! Beautiful work.

-- I never finish anyth

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#3 posted 03-17-2012 09:11 PM

Thanks for taking the time (whilst under pressure!) to take pictures and for sharing them.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#4 posted 03-19-2012 02:10 AM

This is a really interesting blog. Looking forward to the next posting already.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 03-21-2012 04:01 PM

It’s really starting to look amazing! can’t wait to see more!

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#6 posted 03-21-2012 04:09 PM

Your doing a great job on this Josh


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