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A cool way to do binding

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by PHawley, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. PHawley

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    I was watching this tour of the Music Man factory and they showed how they do their binding. I'm not sure if a home builder could do it this way, but it seemed pretty smart. Skip to about 10:45 to see it.

     
  2. mojoatomic

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    That is really outside the box - never would have considered it. Guess its a perfectly legitimate way to do single strip binding.
     
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    Thanks for that. WOW! such a great production line and obviously lots of great engineering but by the looks of it a dedicated team of workers too.
     
  4. RogerC

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    That is way cool.
     
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    That wide drum thicknessing sander is a fine piece of kit too. JC
     
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    I wonder how special the mix has to be to include the adhesive etc...
     
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    Ya - that is pretty cool - cut a channel for he binding and pore in some plastic - then the normal planing and routing process will true up everything. That is pretty slick.

    I really like what they did with their necks too - about 9:00-10:00 into the video.
     
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    I love this!
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    I wonder how many guitar makers here paint their fingernails ;-)
     
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    I'd guess that if it's ABS chips/pellets melted in acetone, adhesive is unnecessary.
     
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    look at the neck cull for fret pressing....smart
     
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    cool :D
     
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    Thanks for sharing that video. I love watching factory
    tour videos and a week or two ago watched a whole bunch
    of them.

    I really like that jig at about 9:30 for straightening the
    neck and radiusing the fingerboard. Very simple.

    I noticed also the comment about the chambering pattern:
    "it's a specific pattern we engineered for maximum resonance".
    In the Godin factory tour video there's a similar comment.
    Robert Godin (I think it was him) said that they used a
    chambering pattern where all the chambers are of different
    sizes so that no one frequency resonates in all the chambers.
     
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    And that roasted maple is... yummy!!!


    :)
     
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    the handheld spindle sander @ 8:30 is cool too.
     
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    Wow.. Really interesting video.
    Thanks for posting.
    I agree, such a smart binding technique.

    I'm not really a fan of the PRS style guitars, But I have tons of respect for the precision they bring as a company. They just exude quality.
     
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    Yeah, I was wondering what would incline a grown man to paint his nails also. I'm assuming because the color is black, it makes it less feminine. :D
     
  19. Nick JD

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    I do binding in the same sort of way sometimes using a "dam" of 0.25mm HIPS and some double sided tape. Filled with a runny mixture of epoxy and finely chopped carbon to make it black. Instant binding. Just gotta grain fill and seal first.

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  20. ugly_guitar_guy

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    I guess it poses the question, who's gonna be the first to try doing that kind of binding in their own garage?? :D
     
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