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Reverse Kerfing
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John B

Total Topics: 15
Total Posts: 76
When using the reverse kerfing method, do you need different kerfing or can standard kerfing be used either way? I know LMI sells "reverse" kerfing but if I already have standard stuff, can it be used successfully reversed?

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John Butler

Mar 01, 08 | 5:11 am
Bill Cory

Total Topics: 158
Total Posts: 3584
John -- if you look at the standard kerfed lining, you'll see that if the kerfed side was glued to the rim, the angle would fall down, away from the rim into the body. Impossible to just reverse it.

Mar 01, 08 | 5:23 am
Ken Cierp

Total Topics: 58
Total Posts: 2262
Here's a little info about RR kerfing

Ken

http://www.kennethmichaelguitars.com/REVERSEKERFING.html

Mar 01, 08 | 11:03 am
davidmor

Total Topics: 34
Total Posts: 567
Reverse kerfed linings are a different animal from standard linings. I prefer them as they make the sides a lot stiffer and they look much nicer. Before trying to use it though, do a little searching about it. They need to be pre-bent or wet so they don't crack. It isn't hard, but it is a different method. I personally pre-bend them but others wet them to get them to form without snapping.

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Mar 02, 08 | 6:45 pm
FredB

Total Topics: 11
Total Posts: 94
My kit uses reverse rounded kerfing and does give a very nice look. As Ken's link shows and David states, it is a very easy task to pre-bend the pieces. It just adds a little time to the project.

Mar 03, 08 | 12:47 pm



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