1st build; time to stop dillydallying!

Take us through building your guitar step by step. Post pictures and tell us what you're doing.
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RHayes
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Re: 1st build; time to stop dillydallying!

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That setup should work well for you. I have yet to do anything beyond a simple binding channel so looking forward to your progress.
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Re: 1st build; time to stop dillydallying!

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Is that $50 worth of hooks? Looks like it will work, but love to see it in action
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Re: 1st build; time to stop dillydallying!

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Forgot how much they cost, did take them off the old set up though. Will get some pics of the binding process as it proceeds.

Bruce,
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Some more progress, these 2 with bindings installed, binding must be the thing I hate the most building these things. Both have a 1st coat of Z poxie for some protection, seems like I have banged up past builds with little nicks and scratches.

Bruce,
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Got some more work done on the bindings. Seems like no matter what I try I get small gaps at various points. Thought I would try this to clean these gaps and make room for some accents.

I used a 1/8" Dremel st bit to cut a channel that would take 7 veneer strips. I found some birch and walnut veneer packs at Woodcraft and cut a bunch of them for this and rosettes. I cut have cut a smaller inner rabbitt when I did the binding channel but still would have had gaps.

Cutting a channel this way you have to keep the guide rod always tight against the guitar body and any outward movement will muck it up. Had to sand the channel a little in a few places but overall it went well. Centering the bit on the gap seemed to leave a clean channel. Maybe a little too wide but this is a practice guitar for now, trying out new things. A few pics....

Bruce,
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A few pics of the dremel set up a dimmer switch to lower speed....
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