erikbojerik Posted June 6, 2004 Report Share Posted June 6, 2004 Here's the deal; took 3/8" off the top of the body with my router (body was too big for a thickness planer), then glued on the spalted maple top. The problem is, this body formerly sported a curved top edge (1/2" roundover) which still shows slightly at the glue line (you can see remains of the black finish), even after I trued up the edge of the top with a drum sander. There are also some pretty big gaps (up to 1/4") at the forearm contour where the 3/8" thickness was just too much to bend properly. The back will be finished black, the top will be clear-natural; but I'm at a loss about what to do with the top edge. The options I've pondered are: 1) 1/2" wood or plastic binding (large enough to hide the glue line), but where can I get binding that wide? 2) 1/2" roundover pass (with the black stopping at the glue line) 3) 1/2" roundover pass with a thin black-burst on the top What do you think? The spalted maple varies tremendously in hardness; the wood around the edge tends to be very soft, so that may be a factor. Let me know if I've missed an option for the edge, and also how you think I should fill the gap. thanks! the complete top the gap at the forearm contour the edge Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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