Hello fellow luthiers!
I have a serious problem, I need to do the binding part in a couple of guitars I'm building by commission but I never did it! I know the theory and with the propper tools I would be able to do it, BUT I don't have any specific tools and I live in South America, so it's hard to buy the propper tools like Stewmac, but I could order something if it's not very expensive.
Any suggestions for the tools and the binding material?
Thank you very much!!
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Do you have a router or a Dremel? Binding can certainly be done using hand tools (it was the only way for many years), but I suspect that the learning curve is much longer. A router bit with bearing guides is very handy. With odd size binding I have put tape around the circumference of the bearing to match the depth of the cut. Slightly over sized binding is fine, and then use a cabinet scraper to bring it down flush with the sides, top, and back.