It's time to bind my guitar and I didn't have a jig to do this so I built one. I didn't want to purchase the expensive bit&bearing sets LMI and SM sell so I decided to go with a design that didn't need a bit with bearings.
I liked some things about a jig built by Rod True. It looks like this:
But in the end, I decided I didn't want to hold the guitar vertically while routing.....so I thought I would use something similar, but used horizontally. I also like Ken Cierp's idea (I assume it's his) of laying the guitar on foam while routing so I thought I would try to use that technique.
I also wanted to make the jig fit my router table. My router table looks like this:
So, I made these parts:
And here are assembled pictures. I haven't used it yet so it may be a piece of junk. Let me know what you think will work well and what may give me problems.
Side Shot Showing Adjustment Knob (A Fender volume knob):
Bottom View Without Trim Router:
Side Shot With Router Attached:
Bottom View With Trim Router Attached (Note that you loosen the 2 central bolts aligned with the bit before adjusting the fence postion......then tighten them back sown locking the fence in place)