This week, I finally completed all the purflings and
bindings on Ian’s guitar; and literally
all-day yesterday was spent carefully
cleaning up the body ready to cut the dovetail for the neck. It may appear to
have taken a long time, but when you use cloth tape to hold the bindings in
place, you can only glue one piece on at a time as the tape has to pull the
binding down and
in to the rebate, also I like to give ebony bindings a full 24
hours for the glue to dry. Here is the final result………….
Now whilst waiting for the glue, I haven’t been idle; the next
two mandolins (for Alan and David) are now underway.
One of the pearl Ns being cut by hand.
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