This past summer my wife and I spent some time making storage in the garage and rearranging stuff. This gave me another 4' width to the "shop" space so installed a long bench that I can use for portable bench machines (detail bandsaw, small drill press) and a big clear space for clamping and such. Overall, I like the space, but thought now that I have the space maybe one of those LMII/StewMac style binding rigs might be cool. Do you think it's worth the work? Have you tried one and gone back to a more "traditional" tool. Anything? Ideas?
Flat Cat Instruments
Hi doug-- first let me welcome you to a new year -- as for the "binding rig" that you are refering to I'm under the impression that you mean a tool or jig that is used to cut binding channel... I use a jig that is in the stew mac cat. that is called
a true channeljig and it does a knock out job of routing channels for binding and it doesnt take yp much room.
mine is stored with moulds that I use to build guitars..
hope you and I are on the same page-- if not then I wish you peace-- Donald
Yep, we're on the same page. With the little dremel attachment and a hand-held laminate trimmer I can knock out a ledge in probably 20 minutes standing over the body. Since these rigs require moving the body around, I couldn't do it before because of space restrictions. Hearing that this doesn't take up much space and works well is encouraging.
I decided to build my own, so this is what it turned out like:
Overall, the thing cost me 28 bucks and some change. Now I just need to make the piece to hold the guitar body. Oh, I added springs to the back so it can ride much easier. Tested on some odd shaped scrap and it cuts pretty well.