Berserker Posted May 21, 2008 Report Share Posted May 21, 2008 I just had a thought (imagine that) about the technique used to rout binding channels. As I see it a couple of the most frustrating problems that arise with freehand, or commercially bought channel jig are: 1. A unsteady router leading to inconsistent and misshaped channels. 2. Blow-out or tear-out mainly because there is no supporting material on the edges of your work piece. What if a guitar builder were to construct a second template, and exact replica of the original template, sans 3/16" or so from the edges. Could he or she then take that template, attach it to his finished guitar blank (billet), arm his or her router of choice with an up-cut spiral bit (1/8" or so) and a guide bushing and then proceed to rout the channel first, before going to the band saw and cutting your guitar body? I would think that the process would greatly reduce both of the aforementioned problems. Thoughts? Do you all have "go-to" technique that you like? I just think that buying a jig is a lot of cash for something with spotty results and hand-held.....yikes. Gil Edit/Delete Message Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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