First You Cut Down A Tree (Part 12)

posted Jun 22, 2012, 4:26 PM by Hiram Philo   [ updated Jul 13, 2013, 5:53 PM ]

It has been over a month since my last post.  A sudden lumbar disk extrusion repaired by surgery has kept me out of the shop...till now.  It's time to put on the binding.  The router set up in this first picture is for cutting the binding channels.  I gave the guitar a coat of protective sealer to prevent glue from getting into the wood grain around the binding.  The blue stripes are tape, keeping the decorative back inlay from receiving sealer.  This will allow them to receive a color stain in a later step. 

This last picture is gluing the bindings, which are strips of wood I cut and bent prior.  I taped them in place  then "clamped" them with very long rubber bands.

To view this series of posts from its start click: First You Cut Down A Tree
To view the next post in this series click:  First You Cut Down A Tree...(Part 13)