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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:01 am 
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I hate binding. It's my least favorite part of the build. As I was scraping the fine BWB around the waist started coming up and delaminated. I cut it out and filed the slot clean using a small fretting file and replaced the section but it wasn't a perfect match:

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*sigh*

With a cleansing breath I am moving forward. From a distance with my glasses off it looks passable. I still have to glue in the back binding. I'm saving my energy for fretting.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:20 am 
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Honestly, unless there is an overriding reason for using a fiber or wood based purfling, I use the plastic purfling sold by LMII, which is 64" long. I've never had it come apart and it fits around the entire guitar. It's also flexible enough to use as side purfling, without having to laminate it to the binding; I just cut a separate channel for it just like I do with top purfling.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:08 am 
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Thanks, Diane. I have to admit that I initially thought you were talking about the binding, but I will definitely check out non-wood purfling from now on.

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