Binding the Box

Updated: Jan 8

Photos and comments regarding binding and purfling.

Guitar bodies scraped ready for binding.

The sides are ready for binding



Tools for the job


Bindings ready for bending and purfling lines ready for cutting.









Purfling cutter













Channels routed and first binding and purfling strips being fitted.


The channels continue inside the fingerboard lines.

The strips are held in place with rope to allow for precise fitting.

The point where they meet is marked.

Binding strips being cut to length.

Checking the ends are square.





Veneer hammer and glue cloth.

using the veneer hammer to ease the binding into the channel.

Everything glued.


The finished article, bindings nicely rounded for a comfotable feel.



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