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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 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 star...

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