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I cut a channel with a gramil and a chisel and bind the tip of the florentine style cutaway with flamed maple strips on guitar #57
I build a simple jig for cleaning up and planing binding and purfling strips down to their intended dimensions, using scrap wood, an old handplane blade, a threaded rod, and a dowel.
I rout out the binding ledge for curly maple binding strips using a binding tower system, and I talk about the importance of minding grain direction among other things.
I create and install a decorative end seam inlay for guitar #56
Cutting square binding channels really comes down to good binding prep, that is, making the sides meticulously flat and square prior to commiting your guitar to the router. I provide some tips for flattening the sides effectively as I prepare…
I create and inlay a decorative endwedge to cover the end seam out of Tiger Myrtle burl and flamed Maple binding strips.
I fashion a bundle of guitar neck blanks from billets of Honduran Mahogany using the jointer, table saw and planar to make them perfectly flat, square and consistent.