mattharris75 Posted July 15, 2007 Report Share Posted July 15, 2007 OK guys, two questions. First the one in the thread title. I am now planning on binding my fretboard. It's already on the neck, the board is taperd and radius'ed (I know, probably not the simplest order of operations here, and I will do it differently on the next build). I'm looking at the stew mac binding router bit: Stew Mac Binding Router Bit I'm also looking at this curly koa binding: Koa Binding The binding thickness is listed at .080". The bearing sizes they have for the bit don't match up with this size. The closest thing is .075". However, Stew mac also says that the bearing sizes have an extra .012" built in to account for swelling and glue thickness. I realize that the difference may be small, but i'm just trying to pick the proper bearing for this binding to minimize the amount of sanding I have to do. Does anyone have experience with this particular tool and binding combination? If so, which did you use and how did it work for you? OK, second question... Since i've already got a radius to my fretboard, cutting the binding channel seems a bit tricky. I do have access to a router table. My thoughts on a jig for this consisted of cutting a 12" radius on a small piece of 3/4" MDF, cutting it in half so that there are two identical cauls, and taping them to the fretboard so that the neck slides square to the router bit. This seems easy enough, but since I assume this is a fairly common situation I was wondering if any of you guys had a method that is particularly simple or that you prefer for whatever reason. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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